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U.S. Capitol Police push back rioters trying to enter the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. CREDIT: Jose Luis Magana/AP

Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot

The FBI has arrested a former mid-level State Department aide in the Trump administration for allegedly assaulting police officers while storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Federico Klein, who also worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, was taken into custody on Thursday in Virginia. He is facing several charges, including obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing law enforcement and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon. Continue Reading Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot

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National Guard troops keep watch Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Supreme Court. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Supreme Court Makes It Harder For Undocumented Immigrants To Fight Deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made it more difficult for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for a long time to fight deportation. The court’s 5-to-3 ruling came in the case of a man who had lived in the U.S. for 25 years but who had used a fake Social Security card to get a job as a janitor. Continue Reading Supreme Court Makes It Harder For Undocumented Immigrants To Fight Deportation

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A health care worker holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Wednesday. CREDIT: via Getty Images

Some U.S. Faith Leaders Express ‘Moral Concerns’ About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was produced in part through the use of cell lines derived from an aborted human fetus. In a statement released this week, leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said that this feature of the vaccine raises questions about its permissibility. Continue Reading Some U.S. Faith Leaders Express ‘Moral Concerns’ About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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Stickers reading "Fck Antifa" are stuck on a broken window at the U.S. Capitol after the building was breached by rioters on Jan. 6. Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

No, Antifa Did Not Storm The Capitol On January 6. Just Ask The Rioters.

But an NPR analysis of more than 280 people charged in the Capitol insurrection reveals a far different picture of the attack than the one painted by this baseless conspiracy theory — and it comes from the perspective of the rioters themselves. The individuals charged for their alleged involvement on Jan. 6 show a dogged fixation on antifa, not unlike the right-wing media. More than 1 in 10 specifically mentioned antifa by name regarding Jan. 6 at some point before, during or after the riot, according to court documents. They spoke of antifa to law enforcement but also in text messages, on Facebook, Twitter and Parler, and to some of the people who ultimately turned them in to the FBI. Continue Reading No, Antifa Did Not Storm The Capitol On January 6. Just Ask The Rioters.

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