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All arriving air travel passengers must get COVID-19 test, starting in 2 weeks, CDC says

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Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.
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Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn't retreating

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As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage.
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Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

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WASHINGTON - Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise.
Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other intelligence, including information that suggests mobs could try to storm the Capitol again and threats to kill some members of Congress.
Security is being tightened from coast to coast. Thousands of National Guard troops are guarding the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's...
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Democratic Rep. Says Authorities Probing Her Report That Her Office Panic Buttons Were Removed Before Capitol Riot

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Staffers for Rep. Ayanna Pressley were sheltering in their office on Wednesday when they noticed all of their panic buttons had been “torn out.”
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Man Photographed In 'Camp Auschwitz' Sweatshirt During U.S. Capitol Riot Is Arrested

Man Photographed In 'Camp Auschwitz' Sweatshirt During U.S. Capitol Riot Is Arrested

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Robert Packer was identified by law enforcement as the bearded, long-haired person who wore the black sweatshirt with a skull and crossbones graphic. He was taken into custody in Newport News, Va. (Image credit: Western Tidewater Regional Jail/AP)
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Congresswoman claims office ‘panic buttons' removed before Capitol riot as Dems demand investigation into ‘suspicious activitity'

Congresswoman claims office ‘panic buttons' removed before Capitol riot as Dems demand investigation into ‘suspicious activitity'

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Staff for Rep. Ayanna Pressley is claiming there is an investigation into office “panic buttons” being removed before the US Capitol riot while other Democrats are demanding a probe into “suspicious activity.”
Democrats are leading the charge into conspiracy theories surrounding the siege of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last week, with multiple claims that more could have been involved in the riot.
Pressley's chief of staff, Sarah Groh, has gained the attention of many social media users thanks to a Boston Globe interview this week where she alleged that panic...
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Indiana ready to 'maintain law and order' amid concerns of armed protests, Gov. Holcomb says

Indiana ready to 'maintain law and order' amid concerns of armed protests, Gov. Holcomb says

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said Indiana is prepared if a siege like the one that occurred last week at the U.S. Capitol happens close to home.
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MLB suspends political donations following pro-Trump mob's siege of U.S. Capitol

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MLB will suspend political contributions from the league's Political Action Committee
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Impeachment could become defining moment for Liz Cheney

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WASHINGTON - Just before a mob unleashed a deadly rampage on the U.S. Capitol last week, President Donald Trump told tens of thousands of supporters that “we got to get rid” of Rep. Liz Cheney.
The Wyoming congresswoman and No. 3 House Republican had already broken with the president on everything from mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic to pulling back American troops in Afghanistan. Now she's emerging as the most prominent Republican to call for Trump's impeachment - the only member of her party's leadership to do so.
The vote could be a defining moment in Cheney's political...
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FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot

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WASHINGTON - A law enforcement press conference this week on the U.S. Capitol riot was notable not only for news that sedition charges were being contemplated but also because of who was not there: the highest-ranking leaders of the FBI and the Justice Department.
Since loyalists of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week, neither FBI Director Chis Wray nor acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen has appeared in public or joined lower-level officials at news conferences or on calls updating the public on the case.
Their absence from the spotlight is striking given the gravity of an...
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West Hartford council member says she has been threatened after town leaders' statement on Capitol invasion

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A West Hartford town council member who was accused of inflammatory rhetoric in the wake of the U.S. Capitol invasion says she has been unfairly vilified and threatened for an innocent comment.
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Hawley, facing fallout, blames media, D.C. 'establishment'

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Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, facing waning support from longtime backers and donors in the wake of the attack at the U.S. Capitol last week, defended himself in a newspaper column Wednesday, accusing the media and "Washington establishment" of deceiving Americans into calling him an "insurrectionist."
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Panic buttons in Rep. Pressley's office were gone when Capitol riot broke out

Panic buttons in Rep. Pressley's office were gone when Capitol riot broke out

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A spokesperson says the chief of staff for the Massachusetts congresswoman made the discovery during last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Klete Keller, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, Charged in Connection With U.S. Capitol Riot

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Keller was identified at the Capitol riot last week after video footage showed him in the building wearing his U.S. Olympic team jacket.
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Klete Keller Charged for Role in U.S. Capitol Attack

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Keller, a two-time gold medalist and former teammate of Michael Phelps, faces federal charges that include disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement.
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Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged in connection with Capitol riot

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Former USC swimmer Klete Keller, who won five Olympic medals for the U.S., has been charged in connection with participation the Capitol riot.
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Pa. Democratic caucus to hold hearings on Republican actions leading up to U.S. Capitol siege

Pa. Democratic caucus to hold hearings on Republican actions leading up to U.S. Capitol siege

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Rep. Pressley's husband, in US Capitol during riot, tests positive for coronavirus

Rep. Pressley's husband, in US Capitol during riot, tests positive for coronavirus

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Pressley said she has tested negative for COVID-19, but remains in isolation.
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South Carolina university launches investigation after student possibly spotted at U.S. Capitol during riot

South Carolina university launches investigation after student possibly spotted at U.S. Capitol during riot

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The University of South Carolina is now investigating whether one of its students was present during last week's riot on Capitol Hill.
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Ayanna Pressley's husband, Conan Harris, tests positive for coronavirus after U.S. Capitol siege

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U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's husband, Conan Harris, has tested positive for COVID-19 after being with her in the Capitol complex during last week's siege.
Harris tested positive on Tuesday and is experiencing mild symptoms, Pressley's office said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. Pressley has thus far tested negative. The couple and staff in close contact with them are in isolation.
“As my colleagues and I sought shelter from the white supremacist mob that violently attacked our seat of government, we were greeted by a different threat - one posed by my callous Republican colleagues who...
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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

President-elect Joe Biden will announce legislation his first day in office that provides a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Read more ...

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of... Read more ...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol rioters on the app to FBI

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Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown D.C. with fake inaugural credentials and a loaded handgun. Read more ...

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If you're fascinated by unsolved 19th century murders and have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more ...

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

A financial advisor explains what you should do if you didn't receive your $600 stimulus payment by Friday's deadline. Read more ...

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Check your freezer! Approximately 762,615 pounds of the recalled Hot Pockets were shipped to stores across the country. Read more ...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking frustration among others

Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65 be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in the priority line. Read more ...

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Two female judges have been gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Afghanistan's capital amid peace talks with the... Read more ...

German FM says vaccinated people should be exempt from some Covid-19...

German FM says vaccinated people should be exempt from some Covid-19 restrictions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for Covid-19 restrictions for those who have been vaccinated to be relaxed, saying they should get their rights back, as well as... Read more ...