10 things you need to know today: September 6, 2022

Federal judge agrees to Trump request for a special master to review documents, one of the two suspects in Canada's deadly stabbings is found dead, and more

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1. Judge grants Trump 'special master' to review seized documents

A federal judge on Monday granted former President Donald Trump's request to appoint a "special master" to review documents the FBI seized in a search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, said the Justice Department can't use the materials in its investigation of Trump's handling of classified and top-secret documents until the independent review is completed, a win for Trump. The Justice Department has said Trump should be treated like any other person, but Cannon said appointing a special master was necessary "to ensure at least the appearance of fairness" under "extraordinary circumstances." Legal scholars called the ruling "laughably bad" and an "unprecedented intervention" by a judge in a national security investigation.

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