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

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A staff member moves Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's lectern which was stolen as a pro-Trump mob took over the Capitol building last week January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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Photos and videos showed the Speaker's lectern, which was stolen during the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol, being wheeled back in on January 13.
Adam Christian Johnson of Parrish, Florida, has been arrested and charged in federal court for stealing the lectern, unlawfully entering the Capitol, and disorderly conduct in connection with the insurrection.
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US rivals are looking to use the Capitol siege to their advantage

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Pro-Trump rioters storm the US Capitol, January 6, 2021.
Samuel Corum/Getty Images
The US's rivals are likely calculating that the US, distracted by the Capitol Siege of January 6, will be ill-equipped to respond to provocations.
The thinking likely extends to strategic rivals like Russia and China as well as regional actors and even US allies who want to make moves that the US might otherwise push back on.
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US adversaries are likely to see the recent Capitol siege as an opportunity to quickly take action against US interests ahead of...
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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

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The National Guard has been deployed to protect the US Capitol in anticipation of more pro-Trump violence.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
National Guard presence at the Capitol has been amped up ahead of the Inauguration as law enforcement braces for a continuation of pro-Trump extremism.
Photos show hundreds of armed Guardsmen inside and outside of the historic building which was breached by a crazed mob only a week earlier.
Washington DC will be under increased security around President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Impeachment explained: No, it won't nullify an election or allow a 3rd term

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump.
Reuters
President Donald Trump is expected to be impeached on January 13 on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the US Capitol, which would make him the first president to be impeached twice.
After he was impeached for the first time in December 2019, Trump and his allies floated several misleading and inaccurate claims about what it means for him.
Some of the president's loyalists took it a step further and claimed that impeachment nullifies Trump's first term and he's therefore eligible to run for two more terms.
These theories are baseless and reflect a...
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A majority of Americans surveyed believe the US is in the midst of a 'cold' civil war

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Of the over 33,000 people surveyed by Edelman, over half believed government leaders and journalists are purposely misleading the public.
Three out of four people do not properly vet the information they find online, according to the report.
Over half the people surveyed put more faith in CEOs and companies than the government.
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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

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

National Guard member poses for a picture with a statue of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks on Jan. 13.
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National Guardsmen called up to defend the US Capitol paused for a photo with a statue of a civil rights icon only a week after a pro-Trump mob desecrated its halls.
The tribute to Rosa Parks, who famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, is the first full-length statue of a Black American in the US Capitol.
Americans were shocked by the pro-Trump mob who sieged the Capitol in a deadly assault and who carried hate symbols like Confederate...
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