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Biden attends Mass at Washington DC church where he worshipped as VP
"Biden is made. Church Church a a priority. priority. And And that that doesn't doesn't seem seem to to be be changing. changing. Now Now that that he's he's the the country's country's leader, leader, Thistles Thistles music from a live streamed mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, someone who attended Sunday Mass there in person was President Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, used to frequent that church when he was vice president. It's also where the nation's only other Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, often went to mass. White
Feds: Texas man charged in Washington, DC riots threatened to kill AOC
"Police departments across the country are investigating their own in the aftermath of the capital riot. The associated press says more than thirty officers or under scrutiny or face criminal charges most have not been publicly identified meantime. The list of suspected capital stormers keeps growing attack. This man accused of participating in the deadly. Us capitol riots is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against congresswoman alexandria. Ocasio cortez fox's jackie ibanez.
Washington, DC region braces for week full of winter weather
"With a winter weather advisory now, in effect in Virginia and Loudon, County, Western Fuck your county and along the I 81 quarter and in Maryland in Montgomery County, Howard and Frederick County starting this afternoon is rain, says meteorologist Jeremy Geiger. With the National Weather Service it change your reign to a winter precipitation. Um a lot. There's a lot of dependent on what kind of winning precipitation it could be sort of snow or even mix and eventually transitions over too. Early tomorrow morning over two more of AH, wintry mix with a focus on freezing rain. The
Washington DC Monument closes indefinitely to the public
"To protect staff and visitors from covert 19. The monument closed back on January 11th as part of security measures around President Biden's inauguration in a statement, the National Park Service says they will be keeping an eye on the public health conditions in the D C area and other indoor attractions operating status to determine when it will be safe to reopen after the opening in October last year. Landmark was temporarily closed in December due to coronavirus exposure amongst the staff, along with the Washington Monument, all indoor attractions mensch as part of the National Mall in Memorial Parks have been closed. A case of James W. T. O P knew the country's new first lady is making history
At least 31 officers across U.S. tied to storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC
"Departments across the nation reviewing the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington the day of the riot into capital at least 31 officers being scrutinized or face criminal charges tied to the events of January 6th. Experts say it's up to police chiefs to strike a balance between maintaining their officers. First Amendment rights and dealing with community mistrust of those officers.
Thousands of Guard troops will remain in Washington DC through mid-March
"National Guard troops will remain in Washington through mid March. Troops from across the country have been staying in D. C since January, 13th a week after insurrectionists overran the U. S capitol in that deadly attack. At least 25,000 troops were sent to stand guard in advance of President Biden's inauguration to do with continued very high threat level following the capital siege. Thousands of troops have been using the Capitol buildings, hallways and open space to rest during their shifts. But last week, some members were asked to leave the capital and relocated to a nearby parking garage. And that has drawn condemnation.
Senators Call For Accountability From Colleagues After Capitol Riot
"Senators want the ethics committee to investigate Republicans Ted Cruz and Josh Holly for their roles before the capital right on January. 6, Minnesota's Tina Smith and six others say the senators from Missouri in Texas violated the chambers. Ethics rules. Smith said. The path forward has to start with accountability The National Guard is
Capitol rioter charged after tweeting death threat to AOC
"Hill. Rioters keeps growing a Texas man accused of participating in the deadly U. S Capitol riot is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against Congresswoman Alexandria. Ocasio Cortez Fox's Jackie Bond. Yes, the FBI says. Like many of those arrested, Garret Miller heavily documented his involvement online. Health officials say that new
DOJ Reportedly Considers Not Charging All Capitol Rioters, Sparking Outrage
"Federal officials are sparking outrage. After considering not charging everyone connected to the January 6th Capitol attack. The Washington Post reports there were concerns over whether the courthouses can accommodate the large number of cases connected to the riot. There are also concerns about whether to charge those who on Lee walked around the building and left. Many took to Twitter to express frustration over this setting disproportionate responses to black lives. Matter. PROTESTS
Texas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez
"Have been revealed against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the attack on the U. S Capitol and posted death threats online, According to court documents. Garret Miller of Texas is facing five criminal charges stemming from the insurrection. Including trespassing and making death threats online, aimed it. Congresswoman Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez and a Capitol police officer. Miller was arrested on Wednesday Democrats on the hill now calling for bipartisan commission to investigate why law enforcement agencies were not better prepared to handle the mob at the Capitol. Smallest focus on homegrown extremism. The commission, which got a big boost this week from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, would be comprised of five Democrats and five Republicans.
Washington DC man accused of beating Capitol Police with metal bat charged in federal court
"A 20 year old D C man is among several more people facing federal charges in connection to the rioting at the U. S. Capitol. The U. S attorney's office in D. C. Says Emanuel Jackson was caught on video, repeatedly punching the U. S Capitol police officer while attempting to enter the building January 6th. He's later seen striking a group of capital and deep See police officers with a metal baseball bat 51 year old Jeffrey Sable of Colorado is accused of being part of a group that dragged the D C. Police officer down a set of exterior stares of the capital and beat the officer. Sable was arrested after a traffic stop in New York, during which he admitted to being wanted by the FBI. The FBI is still collecting tips, photos and videos related to the U. S. To the siege of the U. S Capitol.
Texas man charged in Washington DC Capitol riots threatened to kill New York's AOC
"Man from Texas is among the latest people to be charges storming the U. S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors say 34 year old Garrett Miller is not only accused of breaking into the building but also for making threats on social media to harm The U. S. Capitol police officer and death threats against Alexandria, a Casio Cortez, a Democratic representative from New York. Investigators also saying social media posts he took credit for storming the Capitol and one post said quote. Next time we bring the guns. His attorney tells the Dallas Morning News that Miller takes responsibility for his actions and that his comments reflect misguided political hyperbole that will not be repeated.
Lawmakers voice anger after National Guard reportedly kicked out of Capitol in Washington DC, sent to parking garage
"There's bipartisan outrage in Washington, D. C. Where National Guard troops were reportedly urged to move from the halls of the Capitol to a parking garage. The treatment is disgusting on it is despicable. I'm hearing that I'm hearing that members and staff were complaining on. That's what drove the Capitol police and then asked our guards, men and women to leave House Republican Michael Walls of Florida, a member of the Army National Guard, appeared on Fox and friends well over 100. National Guard troops deployed to Washington have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chilly temperatures sweep across Washington DC region
"Cold front has brought a big drop in temperatures to the D. C area this weekend. We'll spend the morning with wind chills in the teens and low twenties. Throughout the afternoon, Sunshine will battle continued gusty Northwest winds. High temperatures will top off in the mid to upper thirties feeling like the twenties, still chilly tomorrow with highs in the upper thirties under increasing clouds and calming winds. I'm ABC
Prince George's COVID to vaccinate seniors and health care workers at high risk of exposure to Covid
"You do liver work in Prince George's County, they're getting ready to offer vaccinations to a new set of people. They are those 65 to 74 years of age and essential workers at high risk of exposure, such as grocery store employees, public transit employees and postal workers. You won't get vaccinated right away in Prince George's, but you will be in a virtual line. They say
Maryland lawmaker said to have tried to bring gun onto House floor
"The U. S. Capitol. Police investigating whether GOP representative Andy Harris of Maryland attempted to bring a gun onto the House four. Bernie Bennett has the story following the siege at the capital earlier this month. Magnetometers and other security measures have been installed outside of the chamber. A reporter for the Huffington Post witnessed Harris setting off the metal detectors as he attempted to enter the chamber on Thursday. In an officer with a metal detector wands scanned him. Ah, firearm was detected on Harris. Aside, concealed by his suit coat, lawmakers are allowed to carry guns in their office and on the Capitol grounds. They're forbidden from bringing firearms onto the house
Probe continues into US Capitol riots in Washington, DC
"Bus, including the driver. Investigations continue into House supporters of former President Trump were able to breach the U. S Capitol building earlier this month. There are six investigations now on going into the ride on Capitol Hill on the sixth of January, and the big question here is were there any Republican members? Of Congress who led these reconnaissance tours for the riders. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, says he has no evidence that any of his members were involved. So let's get and have all the facts before we accuse anybody of anything, but let's all base it upon the
Second hearing for Montgomery County restaurant lawsuit might happen next month
"Over Montgomery County's indoor dining band could resume soon, A source tells Bethesda beat that another Hearing on the lawsuit might be held next month, Dozens of restaurants, represented by the Restaurant Association of America of Maryland sued to overturn the indoor dining ban, which was imposed late last year to limit the spread of coronavirus. The county's order, however, does allow Indoor or outdoor dining as well as take out and delivery service. So it's just indoor dining That's in dispute at the moment in Montgomery County.
Washington D.C. restaurants looking forward to welcoming customers for indoor dining this weekend
"That. Meanwhile, meanwhile, right here in Washington, D C indoor dining To finally returns today. Just a couple days after the Biden inauguration, 25% capacity indoor dining now permitted, thanks to Chairman Bowser. She is allowing us to eat at quarter of the restaurants capacity beginning today.
Maryland Gov. Hogan pushes to reopen schools for hybrid learning
"Maryland's governor wants every school district to start offering at least some in person classes if they aren't doing so already, and he wants it done quickly. Governor Larry Hogan says the switch to virtual learning prompted by the pandemic has lead to terrible learning loss. So we are urgently Calling on all county school systems. To immediately make every effort. To return to hybrid. In person instruction. No later than March, 1. If not sooner. Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Doctor Jin Lien chan, there is little evidence that school reopening is a major driver of overall community spread. Governor Hogan says he can't order school boards to reopen schools, but he will do everything he legally can to make it happen. Michelle Bash W T O P News. In the meantime, the Maryland teachers union denies this morning is blocking to return to the classroom and it is criticizing the governors approach. You're almost president of the Maryland State Education Association, said Governor Larry Hogan's not correct when he suggests that teachers have placed endless roadblocks in the way of opening schools. As soon as we heard about the vaccine, we advocated to make sure that our educators could be prioritized so we could open schools sooner. Most also said that teachers in school Boards have worked to come up with plans to open safely as to Hogan's statement that he'd look at whatever legal means he could be getting school boards, which are independent bodies. Toe open by March, 1st Post says. That's not collaborative. That's not going to get results and as educators, we know it's about relationships and collaboration. Not threats. Can't Brian w. T o p news
Capitol Police acting chief: We didn’t tell National Guard to leave Capitol facilities, Washington DC
"Guard troops charged with protecting the capital in the last couple of weeks ordered to sleep in a parking garage until members of Congress intervened. National Guardsmen were told to vacate the Capitol grounds by the U. S. Capitol Police one group, which had been resting in a Senate office building, telling Politico, they were forced to relocate to a nearby parking garage with only one bathroom in two stalls for 5000 troops. Not to mention this is drawing bipartisan outrage from lawmakers. Democrats Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy tweeting unacceptable numerous senators working to fix this as we speak. I just got off the phone with the acting Capitol police chief who insists there was no general quest for the guard to vacate the building. But whatever happened there, working to fix a problem now? And those troops were invited back out of that parking garage late last night and were given accommodations at the Capitol.
National Guard troops in Washington DC kicked out of Senate are back in Capitol following outrage from lawmakers, public
"Guard says it was booted out of the U. S Capitol by the capital police. CBS's Kris Van Cleave says the police asked that the troops be moved to a parking garage near the capital. The parking garage is heated and has electricity. It has limited bathrooms. WiFi and self service apparently isn't very good. And some of the National Guard members were pretty upset about this move. Many members of Congress are outraged by it as the news broke tonight. And we're now hearing From members of Congress that this is being addressed and that the National Guard will be allowed back into the capital. This just in the National Guard confirms the troops are again back in the Capitol Visitor center with of
ATF, FBI offer $75K reward for info on Washington DC pipe bomb suspect
"We turn next to news in the investigation after the deadly riots at the capitol tonight the fbi now increasing the reward for information about the suspect after those pipe bombs were found in dc. The day of the siege and tonight also news of an arrest in the case of that officer crushed in that doorway. Here's our chief. Justice correspondent pierre thomas. Tonight the arrest of those involved in the capital insurrection. Mount suspect remains elusive. The person who planted those two pipe bombs at the nearby democratic and republican headquarters tonight the fbi and atf. Increasing the reward to seventy five thousand dollars for any information about who's responsible but it's the hunt for the bomber continues. We're learning chilling details about other suspects arrested including authorities. Say this man seeing crushing dc police. Officer daniel hodges in that doorway hectic makaay of connecticut remaining in custody after being arrested following the tip to the fbi from childhood friend. Also being held william calhoun who allegedly bragged on social media about kicking down the door to speaker pelosi's office part of an angry mob which he said would have torn into pieces and denying bail to kowloon. Who's an attorney. The judge described him as a threat. A man whose mind had been poisoned and who has no respect for the laws of the united states
Washington DC's National Cathedral Hosts Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service
"Joined in a clear call today for reform at the National Prayer Service for President Biden and Vice President Harris NPR's Tom Johnson says the service was held virtually and featured more than two dozen speakers. A prayer service for an incoming president has been a tradition since the days of George Washington. The idea is to ask divine blessing for the new administration. But this year service was sharper than those of the past, with a more urgent message and speakers addressing with the Reverend William Barber in his sermon called five interlocking injustices, systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, denial of health care. War economy and the false, distorted marred narrative of religious nationalism. The speakers were chosen by the Biden Presidential Inaugural Committee and the clergy of the National Cathedral. Tom Dalton. NPR NEWS Washington Stocks finished mixed on Wall Street
Bridges, Most Metro Stations Reopen as Washington DC Lifts Inaugural Security Measures
"After all, of that quick construction of fencing in Jersey while barriers around the Capitol complex the past couple of weeks, work crews started taking most of that back down just after dark last night, with streets reopening his crews work from east to West City officials expect it's going to take until tomorrow morning to get everything reopened. All of the bridges and tunnels air now reopened, though, but those downtown metro stations they won't be back until tomorrow. As for the added security measures, many of them will remain in place for the time. I'm being