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Video shows the Speaker's lectern stolen during the Capitol insurrection being returned to Congress

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Summary List Placement C-SPAN cameras captured the moment the Speaker's lectern, which was stolen from the US Capitol as part of the January 6 insurrection on Congress, was returned a week later.
Adam Christian Johnson of Parrish, Florida, became one of the most visible faces of the insurrection when he was photographed carrying the lectern out of the Capitol while grinning and waving to the cameras and wearing a Trump beanie hat.
Johnson has been arrested and charged by federal prosecutors with three felony counts of entering and remaining in a restricted building illegally, theft of US...
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Surreal photos show dozens of armed Guardsmen resting on the floor of the Capitol as the US braces for more extremist violence ahead of Biden's inauguration

Surreal photos show dozens of armed Guardsmen resting on the floor of the Capitol as the US braces for more extremist violence ahead of Biden's inauguration

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Summary List Placement As the US braces for more pro-Trump extremism in the weeks leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the Pentagon has approved armed National Guardsmen to be deployed to the US Capitol, Politico reported.
The Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has opened 170 subject files and charged 70 cases in relation to last week's insurrection at the US Capitol .
Law enforcement faced criticism for an apparent lack of preparedness after pro-Trump rioters who had attended a March for Trump gained control of the building, which should be one of the most...
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VCs warn that Twitter, Facebook will face backlash on all fronts from banning Trump: tech 'dictatorships' are over

VCs warn that Twitter, Facebook will face backlash on all fronts from banning Trump: tech 'dictatorships' are over

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Summary List Placement In the wake of a pro-Trump extremists ransacking the Capitol, Trump found himself removed from Twitter, Facebook, and a number of other social media sites. These companies say they do not want to host rhetoric that could incite more violence.
Facebook and Twitter say their decisions to drop Trump are justified, citing terms-of-service violations. But members of the venture capital tech elite on all sides of the political spectrum aren't so sure.
They are debating if such actions are truly appropriate for social media companies. Early Twitter investor Fred Wilson...
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The Latest: Pelosi calls Trump a 'clear and present danger'

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The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists :
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Black troops defending the US Capitol from pro-Trump rioters took a moment to snap a photo with Rosa Parks' statue

Black troops defending the US Capitol from pro-Trump rioters took a moment to snap a photo with Rosa Parks' statue

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Summary List Placement National Guardsmen called up to defend the US Capitol paused for a photo with a statue of a civil rights icon a week after a pro-Trump mob desecrated its halls with symbols of hate.
A small group of Black service members gathered by the statue of Rosa Parks in the National Statuary Hall of the Capitol, a monument that portrays her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger who had just stepped onto the bus. Her courageous act drew national attention and inspired widespread civil disobedience to Jim Crow-era laws like segregation on buses, which eventually the...
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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 ...

Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a...

Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a string of controversial foreign policy decisions in the final days of the presidency

Summary List Placement A member of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has said that recent foreign policy moves by President Donald Trump's administration "feel like... Read more ...

Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump's defense for the impeachment...

Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump's defense for the impeachment trial and that he's open to the president himself testifying, ABC News report says

Summary List Placement Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump's defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News . Giuliani told ABC he... 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 ...

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 ...

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's...

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump is planning an "elaborate, military-style sendoff" for himself before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20... 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 ...

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 ...

Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo

Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo

Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Wesley Allen... Read more ...

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump Will See Himself Out

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump Will See Himself Out

In perhaps his final unprecedented act as president, Trump will skip the inauguration and traditional send-off, holding a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before a... Read more ...