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Capitol Riot: One Year Later

Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe Biden was as clear as day: democracy under siege, live-streamed in real time. Yet a year later, there is far from national consensus about what happened. AP explores the siege, the consequences and what's next for American democracy.

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Capitol Riot: One Year Later
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    Recalling the Chaos of Jan. 6, 2021

    Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered

    Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered

    Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe Biden was as clear as day: democracy under attack.

    The Participants: Who Stormed the Capitol?

    The Politics: How Americans View the Riot

    The Investigation: What Congress Has Learned

    Further Reading

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