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Jacob Blake Says He Was Ready to Surrender Before Being Shot

In this September 2019 file photo taken in Evanston, Ill., and provided by Adria-Joi Watkins, Watkins, left, poses in a selfie with her second cousin Jacob Blake. (Adria-Joi Watkins via AP, File)

Kenosha, Wisconsin erupted with violent protests for several nights after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer in August. Hundreds were arrested, and multiple businesses were destroyed.

Prosecutors Seek Restrictions on Rittenhouse After Bar Stop

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

The request comes a week after Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was seen drinking at a bar after he pleaded not guilty to homicide and other charges resulting from the Aug. 25 shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Trump Impeached After Capitol Riot in Historic Second Charge

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., returns to her leadership office after opening debate on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. 

McConnell Blocks Quick Trump Trial, Unsure How He’ll Vote

In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks as the Senate reconvenes after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocked a quick Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump but did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict Trump.

US COVID-19 Deaths Hit Another One-Day High at Over 4,300

In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, registered nurses Robin Gooding, left, and Johanna Ortiz treat a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong, File)

The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in World War II, or about 407,000. Confirmed infections have topped 22.8 million.

Trump’s Republican Wall Eroding Ahead of Impeachment Vote

President Donald Trump tours a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

President Trump’s weakened standing among his own party will come into sharper focus on Wednesday when the House is expected to impeach the president for inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. 

House Races to Oust Trump; He Blames Accusers for US ‘Anger’

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first.

Who’s Been Charged in the Deadly Capitol Siege?

Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob.

US to Require All Arriving Passengers to Get COVID-19 Test

In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo / Matthias Schrader)

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.

Should I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine If I’ve Had the Virus?

(AP Illustration / Peter Hamlin)

The short answer: Yes. Regardless of previous infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it’s their turn.

Third Lawmaker in Lockdown Tests Positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Dec. 22, 2020 via Zoom. (WTTW News)

Illinois U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider is the third Democratic member of the House who has tested positive for COVID-19 after being forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent siege at the U.S. Capitol.

House Speeding to Impeach Trump for Capitol ‘Insurrection’

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., is followed by reporters as he walks outside the House Chamber at the Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly.

FBI Warns of Plans for Nationwide Armed Protests Next Week

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Scientists Decry Death by 1,000 Cuts for World’s Insects

In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, a Monarch butterfly flies to Joe Pye weed, in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

The problem, sometimes called the insect apocalypse, is like a jigsaw puzzle. And scientists say they still don’t have all the pieces, so they have trouble grasping its enormity and complexity and getting the world to notice and do something. 

Brees, Saints Pull Away Late for 21-9 Playoff Win Over Bears

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins (90) in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo / Butch Dill)

Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday.

US Ramps Up Vaccinations to Get Doses to More Americans

In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The U.S. is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination effort in history with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centers to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people.

Pelosi: House ‘Will Proceed’ to Impeachment of Trump

GOP senators urge Trump to resign

Members of the National Guard stand inside anti-scaling fencing that surrounds the Capitol complex, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alan Fram)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.

Cops: Chicago Shooter Who Killed 3 Posted Social Media Rants

Chicago and Evanston police investigate a crime scene after a gunman went on a shooting spree before being killed by police during a shootout in Evanston on Saturday night, Jan. 9, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

A man who police say killed three people and wounded four others during a series of shootings in and around Chicago posted nonsensical and expletive-laced videos in the days and hours leading up to the attacks.

Parler Squeezed as Trump Seeks New Online Megaphone

In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America’s small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon, File)

President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers. 

More Arrests in Capitol Riot as More Video Reveals Brutality

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Police arrested more Capitol rioters on Saturday, including a man who carried off the House speaker’s lectern, as more graphic details of the insurrection emerged, revealing the violence and brutality of the mob that stormed a seat of American political power. 

A Farewell to @realDonaldTrump, Gone After 57,000 Tweets

President Donald Trump gestures at a campaign rally in support of U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson)

@realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of an American president, has died. It was not quite 12 years old.

Biden Calls Trump ‘Unfit’ But Doesn’t Endorse Impeachment

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to announce key administration posts. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

President-elect Joe Biden says that President Donald Trump isn’t “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing Democratic calls to impeach him a second time. 

Rioters Who Stormed US Capitol Now Face Backlash at Work

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

More than 90 people have been arrested since Wednesday when loyalists to outgoing President Donald Trump disrupted lawmakers as they met to confirm the Electoral College results and President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. 

Twitter Bans Trump, Citing Risk of Violent Incitement

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against President Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Pelosi, Democrats Lay Plans for Swift Trump Impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans Friday for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” commander in chief can’t add to the damage they say he’s inflicted.

Activists in Kenosha Move Carefully After US Capitol Chaos

Windows are boarded up in Kenosha, Wis., Thursday, Jan. 7. 2021. The chaotic protests that everyone feared would ensue after a prosecutor decided this week not to charge a Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back haven't materialized as activists bide their time after right-wing extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo / Mike Householder)

Law enforcement and the National Guard prepared for a possible repeat of the August protests after a Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man. Activists reacted with anger and disappointment, but initial protests were subdued.