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January 11, 2021

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The stone facade of the US Capitol dome is shown in the distance through the branches of a tree without leaves.

The US Capitol dome stands above bare tree branches in Washington, Jan. 9, 2021.

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US President Donald Trump’s remaining days in office have the nation — and the world — on edge. Even with all the available images of the storming of the US Capitol, it's still hard to comprehend. Many are asking how the attack was even possible and what national security concerns the US faces as a result. Also, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Stig Severinsen has broken the world distance record for swimming with fins with just one breath.

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