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2 Virginia police officers who took photos of themselves inside the Capitol during the riot attack have been fired. One is also in the National Guard. They both face federal charges and are among at least 31 police linked to the riot, reports @AP , but many still have their jobs.

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President Biden: "Our soul will be troubled as long as systematic racism is allowed to persist. ... It's corrosive, it's destructive, and it's costly. ... We're also less prosperous. We're less successful. We're less secure. We must change."

BREAKING: President Joe Biden had his first call with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, raising concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny (via @AP )

#WATCH | Two vehicles of Delhi Police including a riot control vehicle were vandalised by protesters at Nangloi-Najafgarh Road earlier today. (Video source - Delhi Police)

Amb Susan Rice briefing at WH on the four executive orders President Joe Biden is signing today regarding equity. She says too often systemic racism and equities are hurting Black and Latino families and communities of color.

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Senators have been formally sworn in as jurors for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump

An important note: Biden's EO to not renew private prisons only applies to Department of Justice facilities and not to the Department of Homeland Security's detention facilities which includes privately operated immigration detention centers.

BREAKING: A major internet outage from Washington, D.C., to Boston is affecting internet and cloud providers as well as a number of Google services and Facebook.

JUST IN: U.S. Senators sworn in for impeachment trial against former President Trump.


Scoops of the Day

#WATCH | Delhi: Protestors attacked Police at Red Fort, earlier today. #FarmersProtest 

#WATCH A protestor hoists a flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi #FarmLaws  #RepublicDay 

I keep doing a quick mental audit and being, like "Why do I have this ambient sense of dread and anxiety?" and then I'm like, "Oh right the pandemic that's killed 400,000 people and destroyed normal daily life and American democracy barely escaping an assasination attempt."

JUST IN: House and Senate Democrats introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer on fmr. Pres. Trump: "His act on the 6th was the most despicable thing any president has ever done. And he is the worst president ever."

Bengaluru: Thousands of farmers have come out in support of the protesting farmers in the national capital. #FarmersProstests  | #FarmBills  | #RepublicDay 

Today’s reminder that Senate Republicans passed their 2017 tax cut via reconciliation.

Joe Biden is poised to issue executive actions scaling back the use of private prisons and placing new limits on the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement, according to a person familiar with the matter and a planning document

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BIRTHDAY BEARS: Bears at a wildlife center in New York enjoyed cake and other treats, celebrating their January birthdays together.


Scoops of the Week

#WATCH | Delhi: Farmers at Singhu border present a person who alleges a plot to shoot four farmer leaders and cause disruption; says there were plans to cause disruption during farmers' tractor march on Jan 26.

Am I losing my mind or did Democrats win the Senate and McConnell is essentially filibustering them taking majority control of the body?

BREAKING: President Biden signs order requiring passengers flying to the US needing to quarantine on arrival

Democrats need to treat this relief package (and their legislative agenda) the way McConnell treats Supreme Court nominations: you do what needs to be done to get it done.

Dr. Fauci: If we get 70-85% of Americans vaccinated by the end of the summer or middle of the summer, we will be approaching a "degree of normality" by around the fall.

“Instead of goodbye, how about so long?” Watch Larry King sign off from “Larry King Live” on CNN for the last time.

Irkutsk has come out for Navalny. One of many such scenes across Russia today

Remains his best commercial ever. The perfect capper.

Texas To Fully End Taxpayer Funding Of Planned Parenthood By Feb. 3. Innocent lives will be saved.

If you like Bernie memes, you're going to love Medicare for All.