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A detailed breakdown of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is now laid out in a new Washington Post report .

DOJ’s prosecution of Capitol insurrectionists is ‘almost schizophrenic,’ says federal judge

A detailed breakdown of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is now laid out in a new Washington Post report .

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A judge in Baltimore today found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of all charges in the death of Freddy Gray — an incident that sparked riots and widespread anger around the country.

First Freddie Gray Verdict Ends with Officer Acquittal

A judge in Baltimore today found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of all charges in the death of Freddy Gray — an incident that sparked riots and widespread anger around the country.

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