Midday News to Use: 01.11.2021

Capitol Insurrection
Since last week’s violent breach at the US Capitol, President Trump has been banned from Twitter and other social media outlets. Companies have also distanced themselves from him in other ways, and Trump is facing the very real possibility of becoming the first president ever to be impeached twice.
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Meanwhile
The mob violence that descended on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was the culmination of weeks of incendiary rhetoric and increasingly feverish planning – much of which took place openly on websites popular with far-right conspiracy theorists.
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Less We Forget
The U.S. recorded more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in a single day according to Johns Hopkins University data, the highest one-day death toll of the pandemic and a dramatic warning that the nation’s Covid crisis is still trending in the wrong direction. Cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, even as millions of vaccine doses ship out across the country.
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More Money Needed
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is nine days away, and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked the Trump administration for emergency funding to bolster security ahead of the event. President Trump has said he will not attend, Raising concern of even more violence directed at the attendees of the inauguration.
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Thousands Sign Open Letter
Thousands of lawyers and law school alumni on Sunday signed an open letter calling for Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to be disbarred over their leading roles in the effort to undermine Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 race. Florida Senator Rick Scott signed onto the effort even after the insurrection, leaving some to call for his resignation too.
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