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A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the US Capitol riot where the FBI says he attacked police with a metal whip. They turned him in.

A man in Texas was charged this week with breaching the US Capitol. The criminal complaint says someone who matched with him on the Bumble dating app turned him in. He is at least the second accused rioter to be arrested due in part to online dating. LoadingSomething is loading. A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an...
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US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police officers who were attacked by a pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol will testify before Congress next week at the first meeting of a select committee created to investigate the attack.Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who chairs the panel, announced Monday that the officers...
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A Texas family of 5 was charged in breaching the Capitol after one member posted on social media:’Holy s— we were inside the f—ing capital’

A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot. The Munn family was placed at the Capitol using CCTV footage inside the building and their social media posts and conversations, according to court documents. According to court documents, one of them wrote on Facebook: "Holy s--- we were inside the f---ing capital!" See more stories on Insider's business page. A family of five from Texas was charged in connection with the January 6 riot after prosecutors used CCTV footage and found social media placing them at the Capitol, including one post that said, "Holy s--- we were inside the f--- ing capital [sic...
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An ex-GOP staffer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and now faces up to 15 years in prison

An ex-GOP staffer pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge and faces 12 to 15 years in prison. An investigation found Ruben Verastigui took part in a chat featuring sexual depictions of children. "Verastigui's release would put the public and children everywhere at-risk," prosecutors said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former GOP staffer and Republican National Committee aide pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge after he admitted to possessing 50 photos and 152 videos of child pornography.Ruben Verastigui, 27, entered a guilty plea during a video conference hearing and could face 12 to 15 years in priso...
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6 months after Capitol insurrection, the the suspect who planted pipe bombs near the DNC and RNC headquarters has not been arrested six

The suspect who planted two pipe bombs near the RNC and DNC headquarters has not yet been arrested by authorities. The FBI is offering a $100,000 for tips or information on the suspect. Nearly 550 suspected rioters have been arrested in connection with the Capitol insurrection on January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. The suspect who planted two pipe bombs in Washington, DC, ahead of January 6 has yet to be arrested, six months after the Capitol insurrection.A mob of pro-Trump supporters breached the Capitol six months ago on January 6, the same day Congress was set to certify then-President-elect Joe Biden's win i...
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At least 49 people charged in the Capitol insurrection are accused of trying to delete images, videos, or texts from their phones and social media accounts, according to a report

Authorities claim some people who took part in the Capitol riots later wiped evidence, the Associated Press reports. The people deleted texts or social media posts that showed they'd participated in the insurrection, authorities said in court documents viewed by AP. They are among the 545 people arrested in connection with the Capitol siege on January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least 49 people charged in connection with the US Capitol riots in January are also accused of trying to delete evidence from their phones and social media accounts, according to a review of court records by the Associated Press, publ...