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US 5 things to know for January 13: Impeachment, Capitol riot, Covid-19, abortion, Ireland

14:15  13 january  2021
14:15  13 january  2021 Source:   cnn.com

In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation

  In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard. Sen. Duckworth has called for broader investigations.The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard, spokesperson for 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It is unclear if she violated any laws, he said.

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So far, five Republicans have said they will vote to impeach Trump. While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise are While McConnell has kept quiet on supporting impeachment , he has said he does not plan to bring the Senate back before January 19 , meaning a

Mississippi has raised its new flag over the state Capitol for the first time. Gone is the Confederate imagery, and in its place, a white magnolia.

a stone bench sitting in the grass: A baby shoe is seen at the Tuam site in Ireland's County Galway during a 2019 vigil. © Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images A baby shoe is seen at the Tuam site in Ireland's County Galway during a 2019 vigil. a person sitting in front of a building: A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying US President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office on January 11, 2021, in Washington,DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) © Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying US President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office on January 11, 2021, in Washington,DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Fact check: Video shows Trump family in tent before Jan. 6 rally

  Fact check: Video shows Trump family in tent before Jan. 6 rally A video of the Trump family in a tent was taken prior to the president's Jan. 6 speech, not during the Capitol riot, as claimed by social media posts.The viral video, taken by Donald Trump Jr., according to CNBC, has been posted to Facebook by the page Fire Trump 2020 alongside the claim that the Trump family was allegedly "enjoying" the assault on the Capitol while it took place.

House Democrats are unveiling their impeachment resolution following last week's riots at the Capitol . Also, the FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington ahead of the inauguration. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.

Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died due to injuries sustained during the assault. “On Wednesday January 6, many members of the More than 374,000 people have died from COVID - 19 in the United States. Last week, the nation crossed 4,000 in the single-day death total for the first time.

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1. Impeachment

The House is set to vote today to impeach President Trump for the second time. The single article of impeachment charges Trump with "incitement of insurrection" following last week's Capitol breach. With the House's Democratic majority and the votes of at least five Republican members who have said they will join the impeachment effort, the measure is certain to pass. That will make Trump the first US President to be impeached twice. Just like before, the article will then move to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has so far been silent on its prospects in his chamber, but he has indicated he believes impeaching Trump will make it easier to rid the Republican Party of his influence. The House also voted last night to approve a resolution calling for Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment, but Vice President Mike Pence, whose power is needed for such a move, has made it clear he will not invoke it.

Could Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani face charges of inciting mob violence in Capitol riots?

  Could Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani face charges of inciting mob violence in Capitol riots? Legal experts say President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani could face criminal charges for inciting the riots on Capitol Hill.The president's comments came shortly before a pro-Trump mob bashed through barricades, windows and doors, injuring police officers and temporarily occupying the Capitol building in a show of force tied to their anger over false allegations of election fraud.

"We need to bite this very sour apple before things get better. And yes they will get better. Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed Christmas shopping for a "considerable" rise in social contacts. A maximum of five people from no more than two households are currently allowed to gather in a home.

COVID - 19 exposure possible for congressional members during Capitol riot , physician says. "She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots ," her office said in a statement.

2. Capitol riot investigation

Officials have opened more than 170 subject files and charged over 70 cases in their expansive investigation into the Capitol riot, according to yesterday's stunning Justice Department news conference. The acting US attorney in Washington said the scope of the crimes is "mind-blowing" and could include charges of sedition and conspiracy -- serious crimes that could result in up to 20 years in prison. Other officials described rioters engaging in open-handed combat with police officers and confirmed there were pipe bombs planted outside Republican and Democratic headquarters. New threats of terrorism are also rolling in ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, including a plot described by a member of Congress in which thousands of armed extremists would surround the Capitol and prevent Democrats from entering. Meanwhile, YouTube has suspended President Trump's channel, the latest social media company to discipline the President for a post it said had incited violence.

More than half of Americans believe Trump should be removed before Jan. 20, according to poll

  More than half of Americans believe Trump should be removed before Jan. 20, according to poll A poll published Sunday by ABC News/Ipsos found that 56% of respondents believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office before Jan. 20.The poll, published Sunday by ABC News/Ipsos, found that 56% of respondents support his removal prior to Inauguration Day and 67% blame Trump for the attack on Jan. 6, which forced lawmakers to flee their chambers and left five dead.

Coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) reached Northern Ireland on 27 February 2020. According to the Department of Health, 1,498 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ireland : Passengers arriving by plane or ferry from England, Wales and Scotland are banned until 31 December, regardless of nationality. In Northern Ireland , people have been told to "avoid all unnecessary travel" from 26 December Covid - 19 : Hancock warns flexing of rules 'could be fatal'4.

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3. Coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States starting January 26. The measure is intended to curb rising coronavirus numbers, which seem to be setting new records every day. The US yesterday recorded more than 4,300 coronavirus deaths -- a new daily high. Things are so bad in Ontario, Canada, the province is under a stay-at-home order, and officials have warned of a total collapse of health care systems. Japan has increased its state of emergency to seven more regions, and Ireland now has the world's highest Covid-19 rate. How did it happen? Irish health officials say the seasonality of the virus, plus holiday gatherings, have led to inconceivable numbers of cases and deaths.

4. Abortion

The Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration's request to reinstate longstanding restrictions for patients seeking a drug used for abortions early in pregnancy. This was the first abortion-related case to come before new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and it all but confirms abortion rights activists' fears that she will be a deciding conservative factor in such cases. The FDA restrictions require an in-person visit with a medical professional to pick up the medication, a measure federal courts previously blocked, citing pandemic concerns. Courts have been fighting over the medication abortion rule since last summer.

Fact check: Social media falsely claims Vice President Mike Pence was arrested

  Fact check: Social media falsely claims Vice President Mike Pence was arrested After rioters breached the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, social media posts claimed Vice President Mike Pence had been arrested. That is false.Vice President Mike Pence was also at the Capitol to preside over the proceedings. Shortly after rioters breached the Capitol, Phil Godlewski took to Facebook to claim that Pence had been arrested.

5. Ireland

A landmark report out of Ireland reveals thousands of mothers and babies died in church-run institutions known as "mother and baby homes" between 1922 and 1998. Such homes were places where unwed women and girls were sent, often against their will, to deliver their children in secret. In all, around 56,000 people, sometimes as young as 12, were sent to the 18 institutions investigated in the report. One in seven of some 57,000 children born in these institutions didn't survive long enough to leave. Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the report "opens a window onto a deeply misogynistic culture in Ireland over several decades" and said he is planning an official state apology to survivors.

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Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots

  Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots Democrats in Congress have urged Trump to resign and for the Cabinet to remove him using the 25th Amendment. Now they're preparing for impeachment.They've called for his resignation, urged the Cabinet to remove him under the 25th Amendment and, with those two options looking extremely unlikely, are preparing to impeach the president for a second time.

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Alexey Navalny says he will return to Russia

The Russian opposition politician announced he plans to return to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he's been recovering after being poisoned. "There was never a question for me whether to return or not, never," Navalny tweeted today.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"The government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman. Lisa Montgomery's execution was far from justice."

Kelley Henry, an attorney for Montgomery, who was executed by lethal injection early this morning after the Supreme Court denied a last-ditch effort by her defense team to halt the process. Montgomery was the first woman to be executed by the federal government since 1953 and was the only woman on death row.

TODAY'S NUMBER

96.3%

That was the hotel occupancy rate in Washington DC during President Trump's inauguration in 2017. The rate for President Obama's inauguration was 96.8%. This year, Washington hotels and tourism sources are urging people to stay home instead of flocking to the capital to observe inauguration festivities.

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Actions by 'all actors,' including Trump, may be under scrutiny following violence at the Capitol, prosecutor says .
"We're looking at all actors," Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said when asked about the role Trump played.Actions by President Donald Trump, who had encouraged his supporters to go to the Capitol as he continued to falsely claim that the election had been stolen from him, may not be exempted from scrutiny.

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