#USCapitol

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Mitch McConnell is the Senate Minority Leader. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The vote was 54 to 35 as six GOP senators voted in favour of the bill
  •  The US Capitol riot led to the deaths of five people and injured about 140 police officers
  • The 9/11 commission had seen 35 GOP senators voting in its favour

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The vote is likely to held on Thursday in the US Capitol. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The officer's mother said the senators are "supposed to uphold the constituion"
  • Brian Sicknic was a part of the US Capitol Police force
  • The vote is likely to be transformed into a filibuster

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The US Capitol does not have National Guard protection for first time in 5 months. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • The troops were mobilized after hundreds of supporters of then-president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol
  • Since January 6, the FBI has arrested and charged some 440 people involved in the riots
  • The last 2,149 of what had been nearly 26,000 troops in an extraordinary deployment in Washington departed

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Donald Trump's supporters breached the Capitol Hill building on January 6, 2021. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • House lawmakers come to terms with a bipartisan commission to hold an investigation on the attack
  • A House representative said, "The creation of this commission is our way of taking responsibility"
  • The panel for the investigation would comprise 10 bipartisan members

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Former president Donald Trump repeatedly violated platform rules. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Donald Trump was among the most effective politicians at using social media
  • Trump built a following of some 88 million on Twitter and 35 million on Facebook
  • But Trump was banned from social media platforms post the US Capitol attack

Joe Biden addressing a joint Congressional session. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Joe Biden will complete 100 days in office on April 29
  • We have shown each other and the world. There is no quit in America, says President Biden
  • Biden has said he will raise millions of blue collar Americans into the middle class

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US President Joe Biden will address a joint US Congress session on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Joe Biden is expected to adress the $2 Trillion infrastructure plan 
  • The SOTU was delayed owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country
  • More than 200 million vaccine doses have been administered in the United States

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hugs slain officer's mother in the ceremony at US capitol. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The flag-draped casket of officer William "Billy" Evans was carried into the Rotunda to lie in honour
  • It was the second such ceremony of 2021, occurring barely three months after January 6 US Capitol riots
  • Evans was killed and a colleague injured on April 2 when a car slammed into them at a Capitol check point

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The car slamming led to the death of an officer in the US Capitol complex. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The police officer was killed when a car rammed into him outside the Capitol
  • Such tribute is reserved for the nation’s most eminent private citizens
  • The statement was given jointly by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

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National Guard of Washington was mobilized after the violence at US Capitol after January riots.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The debate revolves around maintaining security and allowing public access
  • The recent attack triggered a brief lockdown in the sorrounding area
  • Authorities are attempting to find a balanced solution