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Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s experiences as a soldier and wheelchair user shaped her response to the Capitol riots

When rioters egged on by President Trump stormed the Capitol a week ago, Sen. Tammy Duckworth wasn’t in the Senate chamber with her colleagues. She was in the complex’s underground tunnels, en route to the Senate floor, where she planned to speak in favor of certifying the Electoral College ballots in the 2020 U.S. presidential […]

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FBI warns of armed protests at state capitols across America ahead of Biden inauguration

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals […]

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These Fortune 500 companies are halting contributions to Republicans (and Democrats) in the wake of Capitol attacks

For years, Wall Street, and Corporate America more broadly, were willing to put up with President Trump’s often erratic behavior because he delivered the tax cuts, deregulation and tariff reforms they wanted. But last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol in which mobs of his supporters stormed the heart of American democracy, egged on by […]

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Chinese state media is already using Capitol riots in its anti-U.S. narrative

Our mission to make business better is fueled by readers like you. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday laid siege to the U.S. Capitol building to protest Congress’s certification of November’s presidential election. The astonishing scenes of violent rioters overtaking police to occupy the […]

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Twitter freezes Trump’s account as social media platforms silence his remarks amid coup attempt

Update: At 7:02 p.m. ET, Twitter announced via its Twitter Safety account that it had temporarily suspended President Trump’s Twitter access. “As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C.,” the company tweeted, “we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe […]