Capitol Riot Hearing, Vaccine Mandates, Western Wildfires: News You Need To Start Your Day

Published July 27, 2021 at 6:55 AM EDT
An aerial view of police trying to hold back supporters of former President Donald Trump before they stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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Police try to hold back rioters before they stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. A select House committee will hear testimony today from four law enforcement officers who witnessed the insurrection.

Good morning. Lawmakers are meeting this morning to hear from law enforcement officers during the first select committee hearing into the Capitol riot. For months, NPR has been investigating the insurrection.

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