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Then presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a "Build Back Better" Clean Energy event on July 14, 2020. On Thursday, Biden unveiled an ambitious economic plan just days before he's set to be inaugurated as president. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman" known for his painted face and horned hat, was taken into custody in Arizona in connection with the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Steven Sund was chief of U.S. Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 insurrection. He resigned after the attack but defends his agency's preparations. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. park rangers look at the spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Security threats have prompted officials to shut down the National Mall and much of downtown Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Convinced the election was stolen, thousands of Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 as Congress counts and certifies the Electoral College vote. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Enhanced security measures, among them razor wire atop a security fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol, are being implemented across the nation in preparation for next week's presidential inauguration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits California in April 2017. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has released a critical review of Sessions' 2018 zero tolerance policy on people trying to cross the Southwest border. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil liberties advocates say they fear that the kinds of measures that could be put in place after last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol could disproportionately hurt minorities. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California displays the signed article of impeachment against President Trump in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill. It's unclear when a Senate trial will start. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden plans to name a slate of career officials as acting heads of agencies until the Senate confirms his picks. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Bartow County, Ga. election workers conduct a full hand count of ballots in the Jan. 5 Senate runoff between former Sen. David Perdue and Sen.-elect Jon Ossoff as part of a voluntary recount aimed at improving voter confidence. Stephen Fowler/Georgia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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A screenshot from the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection allegedly shows gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller wearing an Olympic jacket. U.S. District Court hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that impeaching President Trump is "a constitutional remedy that will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man." She's seen here walking to the House floor Wednesday ahead of the vote. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio says investigators are looking at "potentially members of Congress" who gave tours to rioters prior to the insurrection. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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