Locking down the Capitol "defeats the purpose of having the people's house that is available and open to constituents," says Karen Gibson, who helped review the Jan. 6 assault on the building.
Lawmakers and friends are mourning U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed in Friday's attack at a Capitol checkpoint that left another officer injured and the suspect dead.
Two U.S. Capitol police officers argue former President Donald Trump is responsible for the injuries they received during the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.
More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?
The Justice Department charged six more members of a far-right militia group for allegedly plotting ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. At least three others were already charged from the group.
During this week's impeachment trial, images were shown of the Jan. 6 insurrection, which included the U.S. flag. In his essay, Scott Simon remembers more promising moments where the flag was flown.
Two men face federal conspiracy charges, and a third was indicted for obstructing an official proceeding.
The hotel company is the latest to sever ties with the Republican senator following his objection to Electoral College results during Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.
A historic day in Georgia history was overshadowed by senseless violence encouraged by the president of the United States and hundreds of Republicans who have pushed baseless claims of election fraud. On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, what comes next in Georgia after Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats.
Violent acts of insurrection like the U.S. Capitol mob have been incubating in the western U.S. for years, where self-described "patriots" have led armed uprisings, often with few legal consequences.
The insurrection at the Capitol was just the latest chapter in America's ongoing battle over race, writes NPR host Sam Sanders. "Once you see it as such," he says, "it all makes a lot more sense."
Protesters for Black lives say when they protest for social justice, they're met with rubber bullets and tear gas. Meanwhile, a mob of white extremists storms the Capitol with little resistance.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as the "QAnon shaman," is charged alongside Adam Johnson and Derrick Evans in a federal court Saturday. Johnson is said to be the man seen carrying the speaker's lectern.
In an interview with NPR, the senator called the president's conduct a "flagrant dereliction of his duty." He also criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for his challenge to the election's results.