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Santa Rosa (Fla.) County Sheriff Bob Johnson is encouraging homeowners to shoot intruders to "save the taxpayers money." Defense attorneys are aghast at the seeming disregard for life. Santa Rosa County livestream hide caption

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Russia's embassy in Washington, D.C. is pictured on Wednesday. The U.S. and European allies are kicking selected Russian banks from the SWIFT messaging system. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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At just 8 years old, Dillon Helbig of Boise, Idaho, is a self-publishing sensation. The Helbig Family hide caption

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This 8-year-old's book is a hit at his library. He offers advice for aspiring authors

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Trump supporters climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A new survey finds 1 in 10 Americans say violent protests are justified. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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1 in 4 Americans say violence against the government is sometimes OK

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Poll: 1 in 4 Americans say violence against the government is sometimes OK

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairperson of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, testifies before the House Rules Committee in December. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Georgian activists hold posters as they gather in support of Ukraine in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday, Jan. 23. The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine's government with a pro-Moscow administration. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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