Jan. 6 Capitol Riots

Rumors flew as the U.S. Capitol went under lockdown while pro-Trump protestors demonstrated to overturn the ratification of the 2020 election results.

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a U.S. Capitol Police officer holds a program during a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, as an urn with his cremated remains lies in honor on a black-draped table at the center of the Capitol Rotunda in Washington. The D.C. medical examiner’s office says Sicknick, who was injured during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and ruled the officer died from natural causes. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick Died of Natural Causes, Rules Medical Examiner
  • 19 April 2021
Investigators initially believed Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was hit in the head with a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. Some people charged with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, not join a deadly insurrection. Experts say it's unlikely that they can mount a viable defense on First Amendment free speech grounds, but some appear intent on trying. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Some Jan. 6 Defendants Try to Use Journalism As Riot Defense
  • 18 April 2021
The camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6. 2021, file photo, people storm the Capitol in Washington. A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn’t be used, inadequate training and an intelligence division that had few set standards. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Guitarist is 1st Suspect to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot
  • 16 April 2021
Jon Ryan Schaffer is among more than 370 people facing federal charges in the deadly...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters storm the Capitol, in Washington. New details from the deadly riot of Jan. 6 are contained in a previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use that was obtained by the Associated Press and vetted by current and former government officials. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Prosecutors: No Charges for Officer in Capitol Riot Shooting
  • 14 April 2021
Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters storm the Capitol, in Washington. New details from the deadly riot of Jan. 6 are contained in a previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use that was obtained by the Associated Press and vetted by current and former government officials. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence Pleaded, Timeline of Riot Shows
  • 10 April 2021
New details about the deadly U.S. Capitol riot are contained in a previously undisclosed document...
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The U.S. Capitol is seen behind security fencing after a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Deadly Breach Could Delay Decisions About Capitol Fencing
  • 3 April 2021
The fencing had been erected to secure the U.S. Capitol after a violent mob of...
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A QAnon Facebook Group that was linked to the Capitol riot is still active, despite violent content.
QAnon Facebook Group Linked to Capitol Riot Still Active
  • 30 March 2021
The group has also hosted violent rhetoric, QAnon recruitment, and was used to coordinate real-time...
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In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, rioters, including Dominic Pezzola, center with beard, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers make up a fraction of the more than 300 Trump supporters charged so far in the siege that led to Trump's second impeachment and resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer. But several of their leaders, members and associates have become the central targets of the Justice Department's sprawling investigation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Prosecutors Struggle with Consistent Story in Jan. 6 Cases
  • 27 March 2021
The question at the heart of the criminal case against its members and associates in...
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FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, a Dominion Voting Systems voting machine is seen in Atlanta. Dominion Voting Systems is filing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed  in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company rigged the 2020 election, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Dominion Voting Sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 Voter Fraud Claims
  • 26 March 2021
Dominion argues that Fox News, which amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, “sold a...
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Bicyclists ride past an inner perimeter of security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Feds: Oath Keeper Coordinated with Proud Boys Before Riot
  • 24 March 2021
For the first time, prosecutors have suggested that the members of the two far-right extremist...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed at a gathering for startup companies at Paris' Station F. Facebook has allowed groups, many tied to QAnon and militia movements, to glorify violence during the 2020 election, a new report has found. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Report: Extremist Groups Thrive on Facebook Despite Bans
  • 23 March 2021
Facebook acknowledged that its policy enforcement “isn't perfect,” but said the report distorts its work...
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Occupy Democrats meme claimed 12 Republicans voted against giving Congressional Medals of Honor to Capitol Police
Did 12 GOP House Members Vote Against Medals for Capitol Police?
  • 19 March 2021
The votes of 12 Republican House members in March 2021 caused widespread outrage, but there...
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