America Needs a Jan. 6 Commission

The attack on our democracy must be investigated to prevent history from repeating itself.

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Officer Attacked in Capitol Riot Died of Strokes, Medical Examiner Rules

The determination is likely to complicate efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of the officer, Brian Sicknick.

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Lack of Training Led Capitol Police to Temper Riot Response, Watchdog Says

The force’s inspector general testified that a top official ordered officers not to use their most powerful anti-riot tools on Jan. 6 because of concerns they did not know how.

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Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.

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Key Findings from the Inspector General’s Capitol Riot Report

Intelligence failures, orders to use less aggressive measures and equipment breakdowns contributed to the Capitol Police’s botched response, a watchdog found.

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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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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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After Capitol Riot, Senate Taps Intelligence Official to Lead Security

Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson held top intelligence posts in the military before she joined a post-Jan. 6 security review of the Capitol. She will have an all-female leadership team.

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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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‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: A Capitol Police Officer Recounts Jan. 6

Officer Harry Dunn tells us what the Capitol riot was like from the inside.

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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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After Riot, Capitol’s Police Board Faces Overhaul

Top lawmakers say the Capitol Police Board, which is beholden to House and Senate leaders, needs significant changes after the shocking security failures of Jan. 6.

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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified that he did not receive permission to deploy troops for hours on Jan. 6, as violence by pro-Trump supporters escalated.

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Capitol Police Warn of March 4 Threat Amid New QAnon Conspiracy Theories

The agency, responding to what the force called “a possible plot to breach the Capitol,” again sounded the alarm that pro-Trump conspirators may be planning an attack.

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F.B.I. Said to Have Singled Out Suspect in Brian Sicknick’s Death

The death of the officer, Brian Sicknick, after the Capitol riot has been a major focus for investigators scrutinizing the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

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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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Black Officers Gives Account of Capitol Riot

“Black officers fought a different battle” on Jan. 6, said Harry Dunn, a Capitol Police officer. Here is what he saw and heard when rioters, including white supremacists, stormed the Capitol.

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Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot

Former Capitol security officials gave sometimes conflicting accounts in the first high-profile public hearing on the attack by a pro-Trump mob.

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The Capitol Riot Investigation: What to Watch For Today

A Senate hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

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National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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Videos Turn Eugene Goodman Into a Reluctant Hero in the Capitol Attack

The Capitol Police officer, who served in the Sunni triangle during one of the most dangerous periods of the Iraq War, is credited with saving the lives of members of Congress on Jan. 6.

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Officers’ Injuries, Including Concussions, Show Scope of Violence at Capitol Riot

The impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump has heightened attention on the rioters’ attacks on officers, some of which resulted in serious damage.

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Impeachment Trial Day 3 Guide: Start Time, Streaming and More

The Democratic House impeachment managers will conclude their case, confronting Donald J. Trump’s lawyers with reams of evidence.

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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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Graphic Capitol Riot Video Reveals A True American Horror Story

Using never-before-seen footage from Jan. 6, the House impeachment managers wove video from the Capitol into a narrative of terror.

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Graphic Video at Impeachment Trial Shows Riot and Trump’s Comments

Running more than 13 minutes, it showed the Capitol riot in searing detail: a police officer screaming in pain; lawmakers taking cover in the House chamber. It also showed Mr. Trump telling his supporters: “Go home. We love you. You’re very special.”

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Muddled Intelligence Hampered Response to Capitol Riot

New details about what authorities anticipated on Jan. 6 highlight failures to grasp the degree of the threat from pro-Trump right-wing extremists.

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Officer Killed in Jan. 6 Assault Is Honored at the Capitol

Brian D. Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained while clashing with the mob that stormed the Capitol, was the fifth person to lie in honor there.

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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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Investigation Has Not Found Evidence to Charge Officer in Ashli Babbitt’s Death

The investigation into the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt was not complete, officials cautioned, and no recommendation had been made to prosecutors yet.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Sledding on Capitol Grounds to Be Allowed

Washington’s representative in Congress urged the Capitol Police to allow sledding to continue on the complex’s heavily secured grounds.

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Don’t Permanently Fence the Capitol

The proposal would diminish the building’s role as a symbol of American democracy.

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Capitol Police Call for More Security, Prompting Debate Over How Far to Go

The Capitol Police, Washington’s mayor and lawmakers are weighing options for permanent fencing around Congress and bigger forces to respond to continuing threats.

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Capitol Police Detail Failures During Pro-Trump Assault

The acting chief of the Capitol Police told lawmakers that the department knew days ahead of time of the risk of violence targeting lawmakers but was unprepared when the mob attacked on Jan. 6.

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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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Lawmakers Respond After Guard Soldiers Seen in Parking Garage

Photographs of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage prompted swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.

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National Guard Soldiers Seen Resting in Parking Garage Causes Outcry

Photographs of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage prompted swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.

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Eugene Goodman, Capitol Police Officer Who Diverted Mob, Is a Harris Escort

Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero on Capitol Hill for preventing the invaders from breaching the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 assault while senators were still inside.

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Top Lawmakers Not Told of Police Request for Backup Before Riot, Aide and Others Say

The rejected request was another key breakdown in the security failure ahead of the violence at the Capitol.

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Inaugural Security Is Fortified in D.C. as Military and Police Links Are Eyed in Riot

Dozens of people in Washington on the day of the attack on the Capitol were said to be on a terrorism watch list.

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The Capitol Police Had One Mission. Now the Force Is in Crisis.

The department’s performance during the rampage at the Capitol has cast a harsh light on an agency that has been unused to public scrutiny.

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More Arrests Made Amid New Calls for Investigation of Capitol Attack

Democratic lawmakers also demanded answers about visitors to the Capitol a day before the riot.

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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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Justice Dept. Pursues at Least 150 Suspects in Capitol Riot

Federal law enforcement officials have embarked on a nationwide manhunt as they grapple with the fallout from the government’s failure to protect the Capitol.

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The Shame of Jan. 6 Should Reverberate for Generations

At Pearl Harbor and on Sept. 11, foreign enemies attacked us. This time around, the enemies of democracy came from within.

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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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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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