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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Social Media Posts Lead to Arrest of N.Y. Man for Role in Capitol Riot

In several videos on Facebook, the man, Edward Jacob Lang, could be seen in the mob outside the building in Washington.

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Before the Capitol Riot, Calls for Cash and Talk of Revolution

A network of far-right agitators across the country spent weeks organizing and raising money for a mass action to overturn President Trump’s election loss.

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New Yorkers at the U.S. Capitol Riot Face Charges

Several people from President Trump’s home state were seen in or around last week’s melee. Some now face federal charges.

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The View From a Republican Who Voted to Impeach

Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan explains why he joined nine colleagues in breaking from his party.

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Rare Pentagon Mission: Armed Troops in Capital

The troops will be the National Guard and not active-duty. But officials know such events are fraught with risk and cite Kent State in 1970, Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Tehran in 2009.

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The Impeachment of President Trump: A Preordained Coda to a Presidency

The impeachment of President Trump for a second time — in a Capitol ringed by troops — seemed like the almost inevitable culmination of four years that left the nation fractured, angry and losing its sense of self.

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A Preordained Coda to a Presidency

The impeachment of President Trump for a second time — in a Capitol ringed by troops — seemed like the almost inevitable culmination of four years that left the nation fractured, angry and losing its sense of self.

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National Guard Fills Capitol for Impeachment Vote

One week after the siege of the Capitol, lawmakers impeached President Trump a second time under heavily armed guard.

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F.B.I. Urges Police Chiefs Across U.S. to Be On High Alert for Threats

A joint intelligence bulletin warned that the deadly breach at the Capitol will be a “significant driver of violence” ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Biden’s Inauguration Will Feature Tom Hanks and Others

Inaugurations have long mirrored the nation’s cultural life. Joe Biden’s will feature Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi — remotely, in an age of illness and threats.

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These New Yorkers Are Accused of Taking Part in the US Capitol Riot

Several people from President Trump’s home state were seen in or around last week’s melee. Two now face federal charges.

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Son of Brooklyn Judge Is Arrested Over Role in Riot at Capitol

Aaron Mostofsky, who was taken into custody in Brooklyn on Tuesday, faces four federal charges, including disorderly conduct.

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By the People, for the People, but Not Necessarily Open to the People

“It breaks my heart”: Increased security in the capital over the years has made public spaces less public, and the storming of the Capitol means that will probably continue.

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The History Behind ‘Mob’ Mentality

Why do some mass gatherings turn violent? Experts in crowd behavior say there’s still much to learn.

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The Capitol Attack Was Trump’s Last Assault on America’s Alliances

Last week’s events showcased not only a crisis of U.S. democracy, but also a crisis of U.S. power.

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State Capitols ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence

Officials around the country are bracing for any spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. State legislatures already have become targets for protesters in recent days.

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Congress’s Sergeants-at-Arms Face Scrutiny After Siege

The House and Senate sergeants-at-arms, who have resigned, now face questions about why they failed to do more to deter the Trump loyalists who swarmed the Capitol last week.

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.

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How Parler, a Chosen App of Trump Fans, Became a Test of Free Speech

The app has renewed a debate about who holds power over online speech after the tech giants yanked their support for it and left it fighting for survival. Parler was set to go dark on Monday.

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Notable Arrests After the Riot at the Capitol

Dozens have been charged in the days since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

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Are We Stuck With Trump in the White House?

Let’s talk about options to remove him, and to change norms.

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For Trump and the Nation, a Final Test of Accountability

The push by Democrats to impeach the president for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol underscores how American politics has been profoundly shaken in ways still hard to measure.

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Facing Backlash, Republicans Confront Trump’s Effect on Their Party

In encounters with their constituents this week, Republican lawmakers have grappled with the consequences of their yearslong alliance with President Trump: an angry, misinformed base.

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Trump’s Capitol Offense

The presidency melts down, as Trump becomes too vile even for Twitter.

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Confederate Battle Flag in the Capitol: A ‘Jarring’ First in U.S. History

Historians said it was unnerving to see a man carry the flag inside the Capitol, something not even Confederate soldiers were able to do during the Civil War.

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11 Journalists on Covering the Capitol Siege: ‘This Could Get Ugly’

Reporters who planned to watch a political ceremony were caught in a wave of turmoil.

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First Inventory of Damage to U.S. Capitol Building Released

The damage was largely limited to broken glass, busted doors and graffiti, the report said.

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Amid the Rampage at the U.S. Capitol, a Sweatshirt Stirs Troubling Memories

For those who survived the Nazi death camp, pictures of a man wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt were painful.

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