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John Pierce has taken on more defendants related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection than any other lawyer. "I believe it's around 18," he told NPR in a recent interview, adding, "Don't hold me to it." Nam Y. Huh/Pool/AP hide caption

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John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?

John Pierce is defending more people charged in the U.S. Capitol riot than any other lawyer. His past had already raised concerns. And an unexpected absence from court only led to more questions.

A visitor touches a victim's name inscribed on a bronze parapet at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City in 2020. Wang Ying/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many Who Were Present, The 9/11 Attacks Have Had A Lasting Mental Health Impact

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John Pierce has taken on more defendants related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection than any other lawyer. "I believe it's around 18," he told NPR in a recent interview, adding, "Don't hold me to it." Nam Y. Huh/Pool/AP hide caption

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John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?

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Hands in the Dark Chromatics
Escapee Architecture in Helsinki

Upper Little Caillou Elementary School in Terrebonne Parish, La., saw significant storm damage from Hurricane Ida almost two weeks ago. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 45,000 Louisiana Students Could Be Out Of School Until October Due To Ida

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For years, Robert Shireman, shown here at his home in Berkeley, Calif., has been accused of corruptly sharing insider information with investors while serving as a federal official. Those claims aren't true. But they live on. Carolyn Fong for NPR hide caption

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For 8 Years, A 'Wall Street Journal' Story Haunted His Career. Now He Wants It Fixed

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