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Internet sleuths helping ID Capitol breach rioters

By Mike Stone and Diane Bartz | Reuters WASHINGTON – Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol were fired from their jobs on Thursday after internet sleuths publicized their identities. The District of Columbia police department released photos of people in Wednesday’s melee and potential charges against them. Some 68 people were arrested after angry protesters stormed the building, breaking windows, damaging fixtures and stealing furnishings. The FBI also asked the public to help it identify rioters, a call that drew ribbing on social media in light of the prolific coverage of the event. This included selfies posted by participants and videos of President Donald Trump’s supporters at area hotels before the attack. Some individuals who had previously been photographed at Trump ralli

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Nebraska Gov. Ricketts says he ‘doesn’t expect’ undocumented workers in meatpacking plants will be part of state’s vaccination plans

Summary List PlacementAt a press conference on Monday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signaled that undocumented workers in Nebraska's meatpacking facilities would not be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. While holding the conference, Ricketts responded to a question about whether undocumented people could be vaccinated when the vaccine is made available to meatpacking workers, who are among Nebraska's initial priority groups. Referring to undocumented workers as "illegal immigrants," Ricketts said, "You're supposed to be a legal resident of this country to be working in the plants," adding, "So I do not expect that illegal immigrants will be part of that vaccine program." Gov. Ricketts (R-NE) says undocumented workers at meatpacking plants will not be eligible to receive the...

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Pence, Biden warn of high stakes in Georgia runoff

By Bill Barrow, Will Weissert and Jeff Amy | Associated Press ATLANTA, Ga. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a generation and Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to vote for “the last line of defense” in Washington in a series of final pleas ahead of runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. The men spoke hours before President Donald Trump was due to make his case to voters at a nighttime rally in north Georgia, where Republicans were banking on strong voter turnout on Tuesday to reelect Sen. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue and hold control of the chamber. Biden campaigned with Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Atlanta, hoping he could recreate the coalition that secured him

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