‘Late Show’ Staffers Arrested at U.S. Capitol While Filming

CBS said the group was part of a production team recording interviews at the Capitol building for a comedy segment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

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Judge Convicts Man Who Carried Confederate Flag in Capitol Attack

Kevin Seefried was found guilty with his son by a federal judge of obstructing the certification of the 2020 presidential vote along with other lesser charges.

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McConnell and McCarthy’s Jan. 6 Fury at Trump Faded by February

In the days after the attack, Representative Kevin McCarthy planned to tell Mr. Trump to resign. Senator Mitch McConnell told allies impeachment was warranted. But their fury faded fast.

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Jan. 6 Suspect Blames Trump for Spurring Him to Capitol Riot

Dustin Thompson, an unemployed exterminator from Ohio, was the first defendant tried in the Capitol attack to offer a Trump-made-me-do-it defense before a jury.

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Capitol Fox’s Three Kits Euthanized After Rabies Exposure

The saga of the wild red fox — celebrated as a mascot, then hunted as an aggressive attacker, then killed and found to be rabid — grew darker after her kits were euthanized as well.

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Wild Fox on Capitol Hill Is Euthanized After Attacks

The tale of a wild fox on Capitol Hill had captivated those who live and work there. Then a congressman and several others were bitten, the fox was captured and she turned out to be rabid.

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Fox Captured on Capitol Grounds After Reports of Attacks

Animal control officers descended on Capitol Hill after reports of lawmakers, staff members and reporters being attacked by a wild fox believed to have been nesting on the Capitol grounds.

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At the Capitol, a New Normal Greets Biden

President Biden’s address unfolded in a Capitol still grappling with a pandemic and the aftermath of a deadly riot, and now confronting a war in Ukraine.

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Bracing for Biden and Protests, Officials Fortify the Capitol

A security fence, National Guard troops and more police surround the Capitol in preparation for the State of the Union address and a possible truck convoy of protesters.

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Capitol’s Mask Mandate Being Lifted in Time for State of the Union

This year’s address from the president is open to all members of Congress.

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Trump’s Coup, Part Deux

Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker, defending the galaxy? Not quite.

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4 Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Commemoration

President Biden took a confrontational approach to his predecessor, who isn’t going away, and other takeaways from the commemoration events.

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At the Capitol, a Day of Somber Remembrance

The anniversary of Jan. 6 was part national commemoration, part group therapy session and part slick production as Democrats marked the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries.

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Republicans Avoid Jan. 6 Observances at the Capitol

Elected Republicans stayed away from the Capitol during a day of solemn remembrance on the anniversary of the attack carried out by supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.

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Remembering Jan. 6, When He Was Trapped Alone in the Capitol

Wayne K. Williams, a top aide to the No. 5 House Democrat, was the only member of his staff in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He was barricaded in his office alone as mayhem reigned.

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How Jan. 6 Might Look in 2086

As curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, we are regularly confronted by hard physical evidence of just how slippery the past can be.

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One Year Later, Congress Weighs How to Memorialize Jan. 6 at the Capitol

In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims cannot agree on the basic facts of the day.

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Jan. 6 Assault Still Casts Pall Over Capitol and Its Occupants

The attempt by a violent mob to interfere with a basic democratic task has left a stain on the institution and a strain on relationships.

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President Biden Praises Bob Dole in Ceremony at the Capitol

As Bob Dole lay in state in the Capitol, the president and Democratic leaders recalled his appeals for unity, in an unmistakable message to the Republican Party.

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Painter of Elijah Cummings Portrait Finds It’s a Career-Changer

The Baltimore artist Jerrell Gibbs was commissioned to paint Maryland’s late Representative. The official portrait will be installed at the U.S. Capitol.

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Washington, D.C., on Edge Over Protest of Jan. 6 Arrests

Organizers insist the “Justice for J6” gathering on Saturday will be peaceful, but law enforcement, National Guard troops and residents around the Capitol are preparing for turmoil.

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Capitol Police Clear Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt

“The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved members and staff from serious injury and possible death,” the agency said.

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North Carolina Man Is Charged in Capitol Bombing Threat

The man, Floyd Ray Roseberry, faces a charge of threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction after he drove to the Capitol and claimed on Facebook that he had a bomb.

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Democrats Move Closer to Setting Up Jan. 6 Commission

House Democrats plan to vote on a bill to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot, but whether Republican leaders would support it was unclear.

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Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

A company-appointed panel ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess its action and make a final decision in six months.

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‘There Was a Big Battle in Here’: Lawyers Tour Capitol as a Crime Scene

Defense lawyers representing suspects in the riot are being given tours of the Capitol to help them visualize what took place on Jan. 6.

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With Cameras Rolling, an Uneasy and Isolated Capitol Receives Biden

Under the cloud of a pandemic and an insurrection, a locked-down Capitol provided an unusual backdrop for President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

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In a Locked-Down Capitol, Biden Will Address a Sparse Audience

Strict security and health restrictions will lend a surreal mood to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, with only 200 people attending instead of the usual 1,600.

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Mourning Another Fallen Officer, Capitol Police Face Deepening Crisis

Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.

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Noah Green, Capitol Suspect, Struggled Before Attack

Noah R. Green had been distressed but had no known history of violence when he rammed his car into two police officers, killing one and injuring another before being killed himself.

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Driver Rams Into Officers at Capitol, Killing One and Injuring Another

The attack shocked a Capitol slowly returning to normalcy after the Jan. 6 riot, raising new questions about securing the complex.

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What We Know And Don’t Know About the US Capitol Attack

Here is what we know as of 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Vehicle Attack; 2 Officers Injured

A suspect was in custody and two police officers were injured in the attack on Friday afternoon, according to the Capitol Police.

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After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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Don’t Give in to Terror

Closing up the House sends the wrong message to would-be insurrectionists.

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How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot

On social media, cable networks and even in the halls of Congress, supporters of Donald J. Trump tried to rewrite history in real time, pushing the fiction that left-wing agitators were to blame for the violence on Jan. 6.

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Militia Groups Want to ‘Blow Up the Capitol,’ a Police Chief Testifies

The acting chief of the force that protects the Capitol said security measures, including fencing and the presence of the National Guard, should continue amid persisting threats.

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Militia Groups Want to ‘Blow Up the Capitol,’ a Police Chief Testifies

The acting chief of the force that protects the Capitol said security measures, including fencing and the presence of the National Guard, should continue amid persisting threats.

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After the Riot, What’s the Future of Art in the Capitol?

Built largely by enslaved people, the building includes just one small object honoring their work.

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Capitol Riot Costs Will Exceed $30 Million, Official Tells Congress

The architect of the Capitol and other officials told lawmakers that the physical and psychological toll of the Jan. 6 riot — including damaged artifacts and staff trauma — will be extensive.

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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.

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Pelosi Vows to Move Forward With Independent Inquiry Into Capitol Riot

Calls have grown among lawmakers for a 9/11 Commission-style panel to be established, which would most likely require legislation.

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House Lays Out Case Against Trump, Branding Him the ‘Inciter in Chief’

The Democratic House impeachment managers opened their case against the former president with a narrative of his monthslong effort to overturn the election and raw footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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Senate Agrees Trial Is Constitutional With Little G.O.P. Support

After a day that featured a harrowing video of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, only six Republicans joined Democrats in agreeing to allow the trial to proceed, signaling there is not enough support for a conviction.

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No, Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Make Up Her Capitol Riots Experience

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No, Ocasio-Cortez did not make up her experience during the Capitol riots.

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Biden Travels to Capitol to Pay Respects to Brian Sicknick

Mr. Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Capitol Riot Investigation Scrutinizes Role of Proud Boys

Officials are trying to determine to what extent far-right groups planned the assault in advance.

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From Navy SEAL to Part of the Angry Mob Outside the Capitol

The presence in Washington of a longtime member of the Navy SEALs who was trained to identify misinformation reflects the partisan politics that helped lead to the assault.

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Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting

With a mob approaching, a police lieutenant fatally shot a woman trying to vault through a window near the House Chamber.

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