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‘This is about white supremacy': Football star Megan Rapinoe hits out as she accuses Donald Trump of inciting US Capitol violence

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US football star Megan Rapinoe has used her return to the national team after a lengthy break caused by the pandemic to lash out at outgoing president Donald Trump, claiming that he was responsible for the violence at the Capitol.
Rapinoe, who hasn't played since March, again took aim at Trump as she returned to the US national squad ahead of friendly games against Colombia later this month.
The 2019 Ballon d'Or winner answered questions about her political stance and affiliations on a Zoom call with journalists direct from the training camp in Florida, accusing the president of...
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An Illinois man was arrested over threats to kill Democrats during Biden's inauguration, as feds brace for more violence after the Capitol breach

An Illinois man was arrested over threats to kill Democrats during Biden's inauguration, as feds brace for more violence after the Capitol breach

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Summary List Placement An Illinois man was arrested Tuesday morning over threats to kill Democrats on Inauguration Day, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times .
Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home in suburban Chicago early Tuesday morning, and charged with one count of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the Chicago Tribune. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint published by the Sun-Times, Capriotti has been leaving threatening voicemails for members of Congress since 2017...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up

The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up

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Summary List Placement When pro-Trump rioters besieged the Capitol last Wednesday, Congress was forced to flee.
Lawmakers were in the process of confirming President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory when they had to evacuate the Congressional chambers and take shelter in a secure location. Hundreds of representatives hid together for hours until they could return that evening.
Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania told CBS News that 300 to 400 people took shelter in the same place, and "about half of the people in the room" were not wearing masks, even though they'd been offered disposal...
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Pandemic, Capitol Breach Force Biden's Inauguration Team To Adapt

Pandemic, Capitol Breach Force Biden's Inauguration Team To Adapt

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Joe Biden's inaugural will be one that we haven't seen before. Ten thousand National Guard soldiers will help provide security. And because of the pandemic, there will be no inaugural balls.
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Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency

Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency

WILMINGTON, Del. - Joe Biden is planning to sign dozens of executive orders in his first days in office, as he aims to roll back some of President Donald Trump's signature... Read more ...

Trump's acting secretary of defense is working to install a Trump loyalist...

Trump's acting secretary of defense is working to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer for the NSA just days before the president leaves office

Summary List Placement Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told the head of the National Security Agency to install a Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the agency... Read more ...

Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

Summary List Placement Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming in 2020, according to Politico... Read more ...

'Horrified' Loews Hotels Cancels Josh Hawley Fundraiser After Capitol Attack

'Horrified' Loews Hotels Cancels Josh Hawley Fundraiser After Capitol Attack

The upscale hotel chain said on Twitter that it opposed the Jan. 6 riot and “all who supported and incited the actions.” Read more ...

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Five hundred members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard mustered at the Melrose armory and rolled out to protect the nation's capital, joining the flood of troops heading... Read more ...

Far-right media figure ‘Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

Far-right media figure ‘Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement... Read more ...

USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several...

USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden's inauguration

Summary List Placement The US Postal Services said it will remove mailboxes in several major cities as a security measure ahead of Joe Biden's Inauguration next week. As a... Read more ...

Virginia Man Arrested At D.C. Checkpoint With Gun, 500 Rounds Of Ammo: Reports

Virginia Man Arrested At D.C. Checkpoint With Gun, 500 Rounds Of Ammo: Reports

U.S. Capitol Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler, who had an unauthorized inaugural badge and a loaded handgun on him, reports said. Read more ...

Kamala Harris, the first female, Black, and Asian American vice...

Kamala Harris, the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect, will be sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice

Summary List Placement In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ABC News first... Read more ...

Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And...

Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More

The actions for day one of Biden's term were laid out in a memo from Biden's chief of staff. He will extend pauses on student loan payments and evictions, plus send an... Read more ...