Acting Capitol Police chief denies race played a role in security failures ahead of riot
There is no evidence that race played a role in the US Capitol Police's failure to bolster security before the January 6 insurrection, the department's top official told Congress on Thursday, as lawmakers sound the alarm over the threat posed by White supremacy and domestic terrorism.
Biden marks 50 million vaccine doses but cautions there's a 'long way to go'
President Joe Biden on Thursday commemorated 50 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered since he took office, using it as a measuring stick against his promise to put 100 million shots in people's arms in his first 100 days. But he also warned there's "a long way to go" before life will return to normal.
House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as access to public accommodations such as restaurants.
Maryland man pleads not guilty to bringing loaded gun to Capitol insurrection
Days after a Republican senator said the US Capitol attack wasn't an "armed insurrection," a Maryland man pleaded not guilty to carrying a loaded handgun on the Capitol grounds on the day of the attack.