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Eric Gavelek Munchel, aka "Zip-tie guy," will be held without bond as he awaits trial for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. - Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Wednesday that a Georgia woman and her adult son, known online as the "zip-tie guy," be held without bond as they await trial for their alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Lisa Marie Eisenhart, 56, of Woodstock and Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, of Nashville are among more than 200 people so far charged in the insurrection attempt. Munchel, who grew up in Blue Ridge, is accused of being the man caught in photos dressed in black tactical gear, carrying handfuls of plastic handcuffs through the Senate gallery. In a 17-page opinion, Judge R...

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Michigan is one of the states where former President Donald Trump and his lawyers, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, unsuccessfully tried to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election. Reporter Mardi Link, in an article published by the Traverse City Record Eagle this week, discusses events in Michigan in late November — when some pro-Trump GOP operatives showed up to examine election data.

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