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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has announced it has filed for bankruptcy petitions in a US court as part of a restructuring plan. The gun rights advocacy group said it would restructure as a Texas nonprofit to exit what it described as “a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York”, where it is currently
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Police involved in protecting the Capitol building last week have spoken for the first time describing what happened as “brutal, medieval style combat”. The officers were outnumbered by hundreds of rioters, who federal prosecutors claim were intending to “capture and assassinate officials”. Officer Daniel Hodges was nearly crushed to death in the violence. Disturbing video
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More than 200 suspects threatening violence during next week’s inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden have been identified by the FBI. FBI Director Chris Wray said he and his team were tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter”, including calls for armed protests leading up to the presidential inauguration on 20 January. In his
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America’s top military leaders have taken the unprecedented step of condemning last week’s violent US Capitol siege and reminding US troops their job is to serve and protect the constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. The joint statement comes amid investigations into former and current military service members and law enforcement officers who are
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Democrats are charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” as part of their impeachment attempt, following the US Capitol riot last week. They have filed a resolution which notes Mr Trump addressed a rally shortly before his supporters mounted the attack and says he made statements that “encouraged and foreseeably resulted in” the lawless
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Democrat momentum behind the second impeachment of Donald Trump has gained senior Republican support. Senator Pat Toomey said he believed the president had committed “impeachable offences” and that his role in the deadly Capitol riots by a violent mob of his supporters needed thorough investigation. Mr Toomey also called for Mr Trump‘s resignation – the
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has compared the Donald Trump-supporting Capitol rioters to Nazis in a heartfelt video recalling his experience of growing up in the aftermath of the Second World War. The movie star-turned-politician used his Twitter account to release an emotional piece to camera condemning the mob that stormed the building in Washington DC earlier this
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A horn-wearing Donald Trump supporter whose photo during the US Capitol riots went viral has been arrested and charged. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who calls himself Jake Angeli, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The self-styled
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American celebrities have praised Twitter bosses for banning president Trump from the social media platform. Among them was model and TV presenter Chrissy Teigen, who was called “filthy mouthed” in a tweet by Mr Trump. She was overjoyed with his ban, writing: “AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH..” The outgoing president’s access to his main method of communication was permanently
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Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”. Tweets from the US president’s @realDonaldTrump handle have been wiped, with his account now showing the words: “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.” Image: Trump’s Twitter account permanently suspended The Twitter Safety account posted shortly afterwards,
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Donald Trump has said he will not be going to president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration later this month. The outgoing US president tweeted: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” Mr Trump is expected to travel to his Florida resort ahead of the inauguration, according
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America’s president-elect has condemned Donald Trump’s behaviour and called those who stormed the US Capitol “domestic terrorists”. He said yesterday’s events were an “assault on our liberty” and speaking about the demonstrators, he said: “Don’t dare call them protesters – they were a riotous mob, insurrectionists.” Turning his attention to Donald Trump, he said the
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An improvised explosive device is reported to have been found at the US Capitol as one person was shot and several people were taken to hospital after supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump descended on the US Capitol. Both chambers of Congress in Washington DC were abruptly recessed on Wednesday as they debated president-elect
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