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Top eight stories for today including Republicans are threatening an investigation of the Justice Department after the FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate; A federal appeals court greenlit a House committee's request to seize Trump’s tax returns from the IRS; A jury found an ex-Twitter employee guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia, and more.

National

Republicans threaten probe of DOJ after raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Democrats are emphasizing that no one is above the law while Republicans are threatening an investigation of the Justice Department and attorney general after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's south Florida home on Monday.

Police direct traffic outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Federal appeals court rules House panel can get Trump tax returns

Just one day after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home, former President Donald Trump suffered another loss Tuesday when a federal appeals court greenlit a House committee's request to seize his tax returns from the IRS.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on April 23, 2022, in Delaware, Ohio. (AP Photo/Joe Maiorana, File)

Ex-Twitter employee convicted in Saudi spy case

A federal jury found ex-Twitter employee Ahmad Abouammo guilty Tuesday of spying for Saudi Arabia and furnishing the FBI with a fake invoice to disguise a payment of $100,000 he received from a top Saudi official connected to the royal family.

A mobile phone user turns on Twitter on his smartphone. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Biden signs semiconductor bill, bid to add Finland and Sweden to NATO

Capping off an eventful month in Congress, President Joe Biden gave his signature of approval Tuesday afternoon to legislation aimed at boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing and documents supporting Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the Chips and Science Act of 2022 during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As partisan divide grows, younger Americans show interest in third parties 

A new survey finds nearly half of voters under the age of 49 said they wish there were more political parties to choose from.

Voters wait in line to cast their ballot early at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga., on Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

Regional

Conservationists push feds to up protections for gray wolves in Rockies

Conservationists have once again taken the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to court over the feds failing to restore endangered species protections for wolves that advocates say are being eradicated from the American Northwest.

This Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, provided by the National Park Service shows a gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP, File)

First go at ranked-choice voting adds drama to Alaska primary

In one week, Alaska voters will head to the polls for midterm primaries that will mark the state’s first use of ranked-choice voting.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin leaves a courthouse in New York on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, after a judge said he would dismiss her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Giuliani ordered to testify in Atlanta next week in 2020 election probe

A Georgia judge on Tuesday ordered Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to travel to Atlanta next week to testify in person before a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference in New York on June 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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