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Canada: Employment Law Consequences For Capitol Rioters' Off-Duty Conduct - MLT Aikins LLP

Following the recent Capitol Building storming in Washington, D.C., many rioters were identified and then arrested.
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On Biden’s day, U.S. capital swiftly pivots to life after Trump

WASHINGTON — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida. Democratic and Republican leaders worshipped together at church, just one tradition dusted off. The centuries-old rituals of a peaceful transfer of power unfolded from the high platform of the flag-bedecked Capitol, still recovering from insurrection. A law e...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol with their families

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The president-elect’s motorcade wound its way through a mostly deserted Washington follo...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Abc, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States


Latest on Inauguration: Biden says in first address as president ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a...
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Biden's inauguration is unlike any before. Photos show how his ceremony compares to those of previous presidents.

President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as President and Vice President. Due to COVID-19 and threat of violence from far-right groups, the inauguration is unlike past ceremonies. Photos tell the story of how Biden's inauguration compares to that of previous presidents. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kama...
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Biden is sworn in, takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capito...
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‘Cowboys For Trump’ Founder, Metal Guitarist Among Those Facing Charges For Capitol Attack

Federal authorities continue to churn out criminal complaints against individuals who allegedly took part in the storming of the Capitol earlier this month. Over the weekend, some familiar faces got wrapped up by the feds.  “Cowboys For Trump” Founder Couy Griffin  Perhaps most recognizable of the group -- no offense to the others -- was Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin. Griffin, who’s also an elected commissioner in Otero County, New Mexico, led the mob of Trump supporters in praye...
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The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia, an affidavit said. The tip came from someone who claimed to be a former romantic partner of the woman, Riley June Williams.  Williams faces c...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mike Pence, Harrisburg


The National Guard is doing background checks on its own soldiers to shore up security during the inauguration

Members of the National Guard walk through the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. Getty Images The National Guard revealed it would be doing additional vetting of guardsmen serving as security during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The group made the move following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in which several members of law enforcement, and at least one Nationa...
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Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer Arrested After Capitol Riot Involvement, FBI Confirms

Schaffer was among the pro-Trump mob that forcefully entered the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.
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Va. man arrested at security checkpoint near Capitol with pistol, ammunition and fake inauguration credentials

A Virginia man was arrested at a D.C. security checkpoint near the Capitol Building Friday with a pistol and over 500 rounds of...
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Walgreens and Pfizer become the latest corporations to suspend political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to Biden's presidential win

A customer walks out of a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, Texas Reuters Walgreens has suspended contributions to the 147 Republican lawmakers who opposed the certification of president-elect Joe Biden. The pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has also reportedly decided to also suspend contributions to those lawmakers for six months.  The two corporations join Amazon, Marriott, AT&T and others in suspending donations to GOP lawmakers who tried to overturn the election.  Some corporations ...
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Identity of the French programmer who donated $500k in BTC to Capitol Hill rioters and French Nazis has been revealed

An anonymous programmer funded the Trump fans that stormed the Capitol Building with Bitcoin. Crypto Briefing has now identified the donor.
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Meet the social media detectives who are trawling through a sea of online footage to help identify the US Capitol insurrectionists

A pro-Trump protester takes a photo of other protesters who climbed a media platform after breaking through barriers onto the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Thousands of people on social media have taken it upon themselves to help authorities identify some of the Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol last week. Using publicly available photos, videos, social media accounts, several analysts and civilians have been success...
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Scenes from the Second Civil War

In the hours after the January 6th terror attack on Congress, it seemed as though the early understanding was that a bunch of giddy goofballs — oops! — forced their way into the Capitol Building for funsies and photo ops. The stupid coup. As time passes and more photos & videos are released and reporting is done, the picture emerging is of a violent attack on members of Congress, their staff, and Capitol Police & other law enforcement officers by an armed & savage mob who narrowly missed assault...
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Officer in Pro-Trump Cap Claims He Rescued Endangered Colleagues

A Capitol Police lieutenant was suspended for wearing a MAGA hat during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building, but he claims he was on...
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DOJ: Man accused of storming U.S. Capitol in Jan. 6 riot arrested in Glendora

A man accused of violently storming the U.S. Capitol Building with other rioters last week was arrested in Glendora late Wednesday night, according to a Department of Justice bulletin. Hunter Allen Ehmke, 20, faces charges of destroying government property, violent and disorderly conduct and obstructing an official proceeding, federal prosecutors said. FBI agents arrested Ehmke at his Glendora home just past 8 p.m., an FBI official said. The agents then turned him over to local police to hold ov...
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LA council members call for probe into city employee involvement in Capitol riot

Los Angeles City Council members called for an investigation into whether city employees were involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. that began as a protest of the results of the presidential election and morphed into an insurrection. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced a motion Wednesday that would direct all city departments — including from the police, fire and personnel departments —  to conduct this probe. She said that “city employees, especially sworn ...
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Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
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Expert who warned of Trump's fascist behavior: America is entering a new era of political instability

Trump supporters stand on the US Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a prominent historian and a scholar on fascism and authoritarian leaders. She's the author of "Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present." Just after the 2016 election, Ben-Ghiat predicted that President Trump would engage in desper...
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Several Congressional Democrats claim the January 6 Capitol insurrection was aided by 'insiders'

"They knew where to go. I've been told … by some other Congresspeople that their staff are saying that they saw people being allowed into the building through side doors," House Majority Whip James Clyburn told CBSN. Win McNamee/Getty Images Several Democratic members of Congress have alleged that the mob at the US Capitol had help from people with insider knowledge of the building. On Tuesday, New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherril released a Facebook Live video claiming she saw several member...
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Rudy Giuliani says his 'trial by combat' comment during Trump's January 6 rally was a 'Game of Thrones' reference, not a call to violence

Giuliani told reporter Brett Samuels that he was referencing "Game of Thrones" - which he called the "famous documentary about fictitious medieval England" - when he called for "trial by combat." Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told The Hill on Tuesday that he was referencing "Game of Thrones" when he told a crowd at Trump's January 6 "Save America" rally that "we will have a trial by combat." "I was referencing the kind of trial that took place f...
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LA Police Commission approves facial recognition tech for LAPD detectives

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 12, approved new rules for LAPD’s use of a controversial facial recognition technology that allows detectives to compare photos of crime suspects to millions of L.A. County inmate mugshots. The practice has drawn fierce opposition from civil rights activists and privacy advocates. The new policy places some restrictions on how detectives can use the system. They can only use the database to help them in criminal investigations, and when they nee...
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Experts fear violent demonstrations could continue after Biden’s inauguration

This week, the FBI confirmed what experts who study violent extremism and domestic terrorism have said they feared since rioters breached the U.S. Capitol — continued violence before and after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. With a week to go before Biden takes his oath of office, the FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration. An internal FBI bulletin warned that nationwide protests ma...
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Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
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Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol riot, visits Texas

ALAMO, Texas — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault. “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump said. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The President is traveling to ...
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LAPD wants to know if its officers attended Trump rally or Capitol Building riot

The Los Angeles Police Department is working with the FBI to identify any of its officers who attended President Donald Trump’s rally or the attack on the Capitol Building that followed last week in the wake of reports of law enforcement and military members in the crowd. Chief Michel Moore, in a Police Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, said he spoke with LAPD’s command staff members and “instructed them that if we learned of anyone that has traveled to D.C. for the president’s remarks or ...
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Economist Stephen Roach says the US economy's V-shaped recovery is 'in tatters' and the dollar could crash 20% this year

Yale economist Stephen Roach was pessimistic about the US economy in an interview with CNBC Mark Lennihan/AP The US economy's V-shaped recovery is "in tatters",  due to rising coronavirus cases and new restrictions, according to Yale economist and former Morgan Stanley Asia chair Stephen Roach. Roach said the dollar could drop around 20% this year, thanks to the growing US budget deficit and next-to-zero interest rates at the Federal Reserve. The former bank chair said the stock markets 'd...
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Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal revealed she contracted COVID-19 and says 'Republicans who cruelly and selfishly refused to wear masks' during the Capitol siege are to blame

Rep. Pramila Jayapal called for "serious fines to be immediately levied on every single Member who refuses to wear a mask in the Capitol." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Pramila Jayapal announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in place in a room with more than 100 people — some not wearing masks — for hours during the Capitol riots. "Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many R...
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