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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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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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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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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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