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Insurrectionists loyal to then-President Donald Trump are seen swarming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Americans remain bitterly divided over the events that led to the siege on the Capitol that day, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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6 in 10 Americans say U.S. democracy is in crisis as the 'big lie' takes root

A year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds that Americans are pessimistic about the future of democracy, as false claims about the 2020 election persist.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger was sworn in on July 23 after a nationwide search. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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A year after the darkest day for Capitol Police, its new chief focuses on rebuilding

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The Broadway cast of Come From Away had to cancel a week's performances before Christmas due to a COVID-19 outbreak. When it returned, eight out of the 12 actors in the show were substitutes. Matthew Murphy/© 2021 "Come From Away" on Broadway hide caption

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Matthew Murphy/© 2021 "Come From Away" on Broadway

The Coronavirus Crisis

With COVID outbreaks, Broadway's understudies take center stage

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With COVID outbreaks, Broadway's understudies take center stage

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Insurrectionists loyal to then-President Donald Trump are seen swarming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Americans remain bitterly divided over the events that led to the siege on the Capitol that day, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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John Minchillo/AP

6 in 10 Americans say U.S. democracy is in crisis as the 'Big Lie' takes root

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