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House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving balked when the chief of Capitol Police suggested activating the Guard because he knew congressional leaders “don’t want the military up there,” according to an account he gave to a friend.
The arrests occurred as the FBI ratchets up its investigation into the role extremist groups played in storming the Capitol, with authorities hoping to head off further violence around Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, did not identify any specific plots to attack inaugural events.
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The effort would allow millions of immigrants here to start on a path to citizenship and expand refugee admissions as well as deploy technology to guard the border.
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The survey also showed that more than 6 in 10 Americans say they would probably get the vaccine.
He's groomed NFL stars and designed record-breaking offenses. But Tony Franklin has never been able to shut up and coach. And this time, he says, he's done for good.
Saundra Rogers speaks to her 36-year-old son Dec. 21 as he lies in a hospital bed on life support. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Saundra Rogers fought for Nelson Orellana Garcia ever since he arrived in the United States 26 years ago.
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People line up to buy guns and ammunition at the Ready Gunner gun store in Orem, Utah. (George Frey/AFP/Getty Images)
Despite the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and an FBI assessment that extremist groups plan attacks in the coming days, data indicate that the surges of buyers earlier in 2020 have not been repeated since the November election.
Far-right and white-supremacist groups have descended on Oregon’s capital in large numbers, leaving one couple to wonder if it’s worth staying.
As the president comes under fire from friends and foes, his secretary of state keeps the faith with the hope of inheriting the president’s loyal followers.
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Downtown D.C. is a fortress as inauguration nears
The heart of the nation’s capital is a maze of fences, concrete barriers and security checkpoints ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Ten years after the revolution, the economy remains weak and frustrations are high.
President Trump and his allies have hailed their hawkish strategy, but the trade war failed and tensions remain high.
Navalny called on Russians to take to the streets in mass protests after a court ordered Monday that he be held in custody for 30 days after his return to Russia.
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The decision could cost the states federal funds for assisting with the U.S. Capitol breach and inauguration security.
Maryland’s governor, the first regional government executive to get vaccinated, encouraged people to sign up for the vaccine.
She's not just any hummingbird. She's a rufous. (John Kelly/The Post)
Bruce Peterjohn has banded 3,000 hummingbirds. Last week he banded one more.
More sunshine returns today before a cold and windy Inauguration Day. Most days this week should be mainly sunny with near-average temperatures.
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A depot used to store pipes for TransCanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, N.D., on Jan. 25, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)
The president-elect is expected to soon reverse the efforts of the Trump administration, ending a project proposed more than a decade ago.
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Joe Biden adopted Major, a 10-month-old German shepherd, from the Delaware Humane Society. Major will be the first dog adopted from a shelter to live in the White House. (Delaware Humane Association)
The president-elect is “passionate about dogs because he loves them,” said Mark Tobin, a Delaware dog trainer who has worked with the Biden dogs. Tobin said that Joe Biden is a hands-on dog owner.
He pretends like nothing happened, and for some reason she’s going along with it.
Reader’s parents repeatedly mention the “great guy” who made their daughter miserable.
Reader aims to be polite but worries that habit is annoying.