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Top eight stories for today including the Justice Department filed a motion to unseal the search warrant for Donald Trump’s Florida home; A mistrial was declared in the case against two engineering companies accused of contributing to the contaminated water crisis in Flint; Twenty-six countries agreed to donate $1.5 billion to the Ukrainian military, and more.

National

DOJ moves to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department filed a motion to unseal the search warrant approved by a federal judge for the FBI's raid on former President Donald Trump's south Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo via Courthouse News)

Fight over Marjorie Taylor Greene reelection bid lands in 11th Circuit

Appealing a federal judge's denial of her request for a preliminary injunction, an attorney for Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene argued Thursday before the 11th Circuit that a state law voters sued under to challenge her candidacy is unconstitutional.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sits in a courtroom, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool, File)

Regional

Mistrial declared in Flint water crisis case against engineering firms

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the case against two engineering companies accused of contributing to the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, after a jury was unable to agree on a unanimous verdict following weeks of deliberation.

This Jan. 26, 2016, file photo shows a sign over the Flint River in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Iowa governor asks court to reinstate fetal heartbeat law after Roe reversal

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa asked a state trial court Thursday to lift its injunction that bars enforcement of a 2018 state law that makes abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference at Iowa Spring Manufacturing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Adel, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Texas governor must turn over Dropbox files in redistricting case

A federal judge has ordered Texas Governor Greg Abbott to turn over documents in an ongoing dispute over proposed election maps in Texas — including documents stored online through a Dropbox link.

The Texas State Capitol in Austin. (Kirk McDaniel/Courthouse News)

International

Ukrainian military gets $1.5 billion aid boost from Western countries

Representatives from 26 Western nations gathered in Copenhagen on Thursday and agreed to donate a collective $1.5 billion to support continued military assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russia.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks via video-link at a donor conference for Ukraine in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Science

Pig collagen can treat human blindness, study finds

When finding a way to treat blindness, Neil Lagali and Mehrdad Rafat wanted to find an abundant and inexpensive source of collagen, the main component of the human cornea. Pigs proved a reliable source to create cornea implants.

In a pilot study, the implant restored vision to 20 people with diseased corneas, most of whom were blind prior to receiving the implant. (Thor Balkhed/Linköping University)

Scientists use tiny trackers, plane to follow moths on move

Trillions of insects migrate across the globe each year, yet little is known about their journeys. So to look for clues, scientists in Germany took to the skies, placing tiny trackers on the backs of giant moths and following them by plane.

In this undated image, after tagging, moths are released in Konstanz, Germany, and followed in a light aircraft for up to 80 kilometers into the Alps. Scientists in Germany attached tiny trackers to giant moths looking for clues about insect migration. (Christian Ziegler/Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior via AP)

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