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Pro-Trump protesters approach the entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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A Public Hearing Differs from An Investigation–What That Means For The Jan. 6 Committee

“On Thursday, June 9, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds the first of several public hearings,” Congressional Oversight scholar Claire Leavitt writes. “The committee aims to lay out the results of months of investigative work into the involvement of President Donald Trump and his political allies in the 2021 insurrection and other attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.”

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What Does The Vice President Do?

Today, Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States—the first woman, the first person of South Asian descent, and the first African American to do so. Harris also became the first vice president to have graduated from a historically black college or university. However, the vice presidency itself has traditionally been a relatively insignificant position, though the office has become more influential in recent years.

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