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Crist, Cleaver, Mace Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Hero Capitol Officer the Congressional Gold Medal

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), and Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced introduction of a bipartisan bill (H.R. 305) to award United States Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his bravery and quick thinking during last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol. Various media outlets witnessed as Officer Goodman…

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Murphy to Introduce Bill to Disqualify Participants in Capitol Attack or Members of QAnon from Holding Security Clearances

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, will introduce legislation to disqualify participants in the violent assault on the United States Capitol and members of the conspiracy movement QAnon from obtaining or maintaining a federal security clearance, which an individual must possess in order to hold a national security position and…

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Feds: Capitol mob aimed to ‘assassinate’ elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The revelation came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt…

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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,”…

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Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump…

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the…

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Putin orders expansion of vaccination effort

MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to expand the vaccination effort. Russian authorities have said more than 1.5 million people already have received the domestically designed Sputnik V vaccine even as the advanced studies among tens of thousands of people continue. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting with senior government officials, Putin instructed…

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Pasha Baker announces launch of Seminole Forward

Seminole County, FL — Pasha Baker, the 2020 Democratic nominee for Florida House of Representatives 28 from Seminole County, announced the launch today of Seminole Forward – a truly local, grassroots political organization committed to flipping local and state elected offices blue in Seminole County – wherever those new district lines will be redrawn. Baker is a businesswoman and…

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