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Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C..

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A leader of the right-wing Oath Keeper militia group “organized an alliance" with the Proud Boys and a third extremist group ahead of the Capitol storming on January 6, according to a new federal court filing. Kelly Meggs, a self-described leader of the Florida chapter of the Oath Keepers, “plotted with his co-conspirators to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote, prepared to use violence if necessary, and stormed the Capitol," federal prosecutors said in a Tuesday court filing opposing Meggs' release pending trial. The court filing marks the first time prosecutors have offered pro...


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