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Reuters identified five police trainers whose political commentary on social media has echoed extremist opinions or who have public ties to far-right figures. They work for one or more of 35 firms that advertised at least 10 police or public-safety training sessions in 2021.
Eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election involved local Republican officeholders or party activists who have advanced Trump’s stolen-election falsehoods or conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines.
The House of Representatives Oversight Committee asked the National Archives and Records Administration for more information about “what appear to be the largest scale violations of the presidential records act since its enactment."
Trump's fixation on 2020 has fanned concerns among establishment Republicans that he is putting personal revenge above party success by endorsing challengers running against incumbent Republicans who have crossed him.

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According to the complaint, Mike Lindell knowingly participated in spreading disinformation that Dominion's voting systems stole the election in favor of President Joe Biden. The company calls this the "Big Lie."
A number of changes were necessary in Cass County operations because of COVID-19 protocols.
As the third week of the 2021 legislative session comes to a close, here's a look at what lawmakers took up and what's on tap next week.
Supporters of President Donald Trump are organizing protests at state houses across the country in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. What are the laws in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota around Capitol carry?
U.S. House members from Minnesota and the Dakotas voted along party lines on the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, Republicans voting no and Democrats voting yes.
"We are proud and ready to serve the nation at this historic event," one official says.

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In a late-night news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 p.m. curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on U.S. Capitol grounds.
This comes after a mob stormed Capitol Hill after being upset about the Electoral College votes that determined Joe Biden would become president.
One woman died after being shot during the mayhem, Washington police said. The FBI said it had disarmed two suspected explosive devices.

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