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The Far-Right Rioters at the Capitol Were Not Antifa – But Violent Groups Often Blame Rivals for Unpopular Attacks
  • 14 January 2021
Deception helps terrorist groups innovate by allowing them to learn, master and experiment with new...
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A Second Impeachment Is Just the Start of Trump’s Legal Woes
  • 14 January 2021
The second impeachment is the opening salvo of investigations and allegations of wrongdoing that will...
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Capitol Siege Raises Questions Over Extent of White Supremacist Infiltration of US Police
  • 14 January 2021
The belief that white people are superior to other races has long tainted elements within...
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QAnon shaman Jake Angeli
The Myths Behind the Tattoos Worn by ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jake Angeli
  • 12 January 2021
The defining image of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly...
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Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There’s No Smoke?
  • 11 January 2021
Sensors in smoke detectors monitor how particles in the air affect a flow of current...
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Giant Ancient Sharks Had Enormous Babies That Ate Their Siblings in the Womb
  • 11 January 2021
Some sharks lay eggs, while others give birth to live young. In most sharks, however,...
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Social Media Posts Indicate Talk of US Capitol Attack Around Inauguration Day
  • 8 January 2021
Some feared the worst after reading threats of more violence around U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's...
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Yellow Gadsden Flag Carries a Long and Shifting History
  • 8 January 2021
Often, people use a flag not because of what is explicitly displayed, but because of...
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Andrew Johnson’s Failed Presidency Echoes in Trump’s White House
  • 8 January 2021
The disgraced Johnson, like Trump, also declined to attend his successor's inauguration ceremony.
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Who Resigned from Trump Administration After Capitol Riot?
  • 8 January 2021
The list of resignations grew quickly as many tried to distance themselves from the president...
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EXPLAINER: How Does the 25th Amendment Work?
  • 7 January 2021
The 25th Amendment, ratified by the states in 1967, declares that upon the removal, resignation...
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What’s Behind Trump Supporters’ Brazen Storming of the Capitol?
  • 7 January 2021
There was almost a carnival element to people's delight in causing complete chaos.
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