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Top eight stories for today including Sweden's anti-immigration party appears to have won big in historically close national elections; Former President Trump’s attorneys disputed the classification of top-secret documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago; Nearly 15,000 Minnesota nurses walked out to protest low pay and understaffing, and more.

National

Trump’s lawyers push back on classification status of seized records

Clamoring for an independent review that the government says would unnecessarily delay its criminal investigation, a legal team for former President Donald Trump made the case in a federal court filing Monday that his south Florida home is "a secure, controlled access compound."

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)

Roberts strikes out defending high court’s legitimacy, experts say

Chief Justice John Roberts is among the most staunch defenders of the high court’s legitimacy but with the conservative supermajority testing his defenses, court watchers say his latest rebuttal rings hollow

Chief Justice John Roberts sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, April 23, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Regional

15,000 Minnesota nurses hit picket line for 3-day strike

Monday morning marked the start of a three-day nurses’ strike at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth, Minnesota, with almost 15,000 nurses walking out to protest low pay and understaffing. The union has called it the largest private-sector nurses’ strike in U.S. history. 

Critical care nurses and respiratory therapists flip a Covid-19 patient upright at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn., on Dec. 7, 2020. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Election logistics firm sues perpetrators of voter fraud smear campaign

Election logistics firm Konnech Inc. says in a lawsuit filed in Texas its founder and his family had to leave their home due to threats from supporters of True the Vote, a voter fraud conspiracy group spreading lies that the company is a vehicle of the Chinese Communist Party to control American elections.

A man passes an early voting poll site in San Antonio on Feb. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

International

Sweden sees nationalist rise in historically close elections

For the first time in its 12-year history in parliament, Sweden's anti-immigration party is primed to hold the second greatest number of seats after one of the closest national elections in its history saw a nearly even split in votes for the country's left and right wings.

Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats, speaks at the party's post-election party at Elite Hotel Marina Tower Tower in Nacka, near Stockholm, Sweden, on Sept. 12, 2022. An exit poll projected that Akesson's right-wing populist party had its best showing yet, though Sweden’s ruling left-wing Social Democrats won the most votes in a general election Sunday. (Maja Suslin/TT News Agency via AP)

Norway signs deal with Indonesia to curb deforestation

A Norway-Indonesia partnership agreement aims to maintain a downward trend in deforestation levels amid plans by the Indonesian government to build a new capital city in a Borneo jungle.

Deforestation in Berau, Kalimantan, a region of the tropical rainforest nation of Indonesia. (Photo by Mahastra Wibisono)

Russia retreats from Kharkiv area, hits back with strikes on power plants

Over the weekend, NATO-backed elite Ukrainian troops forced Russia into a humiliating retreat from the northeastern Kharkiv region in a major defeat for the Kremlin.

Ukrainian firefighters put out the fire after a Russian rocket attack hit an electric power station in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

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