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Thursday January 28th, 2021 morning edition

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In the fallout over the Capitol attack earlier this month, some of the rioters have attempted to downplay their involvement, saying they were merely “caught up in the moment.”

But it has become disturbingly clear, in the weeks since Donald Trump’s coup attempt, that some of these extremists not only meant business, but came prepared.

Militia members reportedly strategized their attack on the Capitol both before it happened and as it played out, with designs on making “citizens’ arrests” of lawmakers.

A Texas man, who has since been arrested, allegedly wanted to assassinate Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“This was more than a group of people swept up in the emotions of the moment,” as the Atlantic’s David A. Graham put it this month.

“Within the mob were radicals plotting to kill or kidnap the vice president and members of Congress.”

An exhaustive Wall Street Journal analysis found that the Proud Boys appeared to have coordinated and instigated major parts of the deadly attack. »

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Democrat announces resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress

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A Democratic congressman from California will try to have Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia Republican, expelled from the House.

Mr. Gomez also cited “as if it weren’t enough,” that Ms. Greene had endorsed such “conspiracy theories” as Sept. 11 trutherism and that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting was staged.

Ms. Taylor Greene’s active social-media accounts had no immediate response or acknowledgement of Mr. Gomez’s expulsion effort. »

TD Ameritrade restricts trading of GameStop, AMC stock

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Now playing: Watch this: What does GameStop's skyrocketing stock have to do with... An image circulating on social media Wednesday just after noon ET showed an apparent warning from TD Ameritrade saying it put restrictions on the trading of stocks for GameStop, AMC and others.

"In the interest of mitigating risk for our company and clients, we have put in place several restrictions on some transactions in $GME [GameStop], $AMC [AMC Theaters] and other securities," reads the TD Ameritrade message.

Update: Since this originally went up, TD Ameritrade has confirmed that neither GameStop nor AMC stock had been banned. »

A rapid, decisive response to COVID-19 doesn’t just save lives. It helps the economy recover faster.

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“I think a lot of people were ignoring it because they wanted to have a tradeoff between GDP and public health.”.

In South Korea, government authorities digitally tracked quarantine compliance using data from cellphones, credit cards and closed-circuit television cameras.

However, enforcement of quarantine rules in the U.K. was far less strict than in South Korea, according to the researchers. »