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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature approved stiffer penalties against violent protesters on Thursday, handing a major legislative victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who began campaigning for the measure last year following a summer of turmoil across the country over the killings of Black people by police.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police force needs “cultural change” after the broad failures of the Jan. 6 insurrection, the top watchdog for the department testified Thursday, pointing to inadequate training and outdated weaponry as among several urgent problems facing the force.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.

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BELFAST (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland deployed water cannons for the first time in six years Thursday as they tried to disperse protesters who hurled stones, fireworks and gasoline-filled bottles at officers during another night of violence in Belfast.

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The riots at the Capitol proved the final straw for Big Tech executives who chose to remove their platforms from the president. The debate now rages over the precedent such actions may set for free speech on the internet. 

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For the first time in history, the president of the United States is facing a second impeachment. Following the riots on the Capitol, the House passed a charge of "incitement of insurrection." A look at this unprecedented event and some surprising support from Republicans. 

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Following riots at the Capitol, calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump have grown. Political experts weigh in if this is realistic so close to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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