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Capitol riot panel subpeonas Trump counsel amid security detail denials

A congressional panel investigating the US Capitol attack has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s White House counsel to testify about the former president’s activities on the day, as members of his security detail denied claims he tried to grab the wheel of his limousine while demanding to be driven to the melee.

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Biden moves on gun control as another five die in mass shooting

US President Joe Biden has announced six executive orders aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the country that he says is an “epidemic and an international embarrassment”, on a day when another five people were killed in a mass shooting – this time in South Carolina.

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Prosecutors hunt rioters over US Capitol 'crime scene'

The US Justice Department has opened criminal investigations on more than 170 individuals for their involvement in the riot at the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, aiming to charge people with assault and seditious conspiracy.

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Censorship versus the right to free speech

Decisions by Twitter and Facebook to remove or suspend Donald Trump’s accounts after the Capitol riot has prompted a flurry of debate about censorship. Katharine Gelber argues that free speech has limits.

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Social media giants enabled Trump chaos

Facebook and Twitter temporarily locked Donald Trump’s accounts after a mob he incited stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election result. They could have acted earlier, and are complicit in stoking the fire, argues Timothy Graham.