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The top watchdog for the US Capitol Police will testify to Congress for the first time about the department’s broad failures before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection

US Capitol Police watchdog to testify on Jan. 6 failures

The top watchdog for the US Capitol Police will testify for the first time on Thursday about the department’s broad failures before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection, including missed intelligence predicting a “war” and weapons that were so old that officers didn’t feel comfortable using them.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listened as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, attended a markup in the House Judiciary Committee of a bill to create a commission to study and address social disparities in the African American community today.

House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations

A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue.

President Joe Biden spoke from the Treaty Room in the White House about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday in Washington, DC.

‘Time to end America’s longest war’: Biden announces timetable for Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden says the Sept. 11 attacks “cannot explain” why US forces should remain in Afghanistan 20 years later and that “it is time for American troops to come home” from the country’s longest war.

President Joe Biden.

Watch live: Biden speaks on Afghanistan

President Biden is speaking about the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Police guarded the Capitol on Jan. 6.

No charges against officer who fatally shot woman during insurrection at US Capitol in January, prosecutors say

Authorities had considered for months whether criminal charges were appropriate for the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, 35, an Air Force veteran from San Diego.

First lady Jill Biden.

White House: Jill Biden ‘tolerated’ medical procedure ‘well’

Jill Biden had a “common medical procedure” on Wednesday, came through it “well” and was expected to resume her normal schedule, the White House said.

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Eliana Miss Illi, general manager of Weed World, smokes a joint on 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Under the radar, states around the country are quickly making marijuana legal

On Monday, New Mexico became the third state in three weeks and the seventh since November to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Representative Grace Meng, D-N.Y., spoke during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington on Tuesday.

Senate poised to advance measure aimed at hate crimes against Asian Americans

The Senate is poised to start debate on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many constituents.