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Data compiled by an academic research group shows the home counties of 21 people from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia charged so far in connection with the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University compiled a database from the federal criminal complaints against those charged with crimes stemming from the event. Eight of those facing federal charges are from Kentucky, 11 are from Ohio, and two are from West Virginia. 

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While some educators might be tempted to shy away from discussing the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, for Ballard High School 9th grade civics teacher Abigail DeWeese, these events are front and center in the classroom.

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A Kentucky State Police trooper has been temporarily reassigned after attending the Trump rally in Washington D.C. where a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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Congressman John Yarmuth is calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either by impeachment or the 25th Amendment, following the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced she is resigning, citing the “traumatic and entirely avoidable” violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Her resignation will be effective next Monday.

Tennessee Lawmakers Hold Prayer Rally In Support Of Trump

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Two Tennessee lawmakers have held a prayer rally timed to coincide with a protest in the nation’s Capitol in support of President Donald Trump.

In a speech addressing the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, Joe Biden acknowledged that with vaccines being distributed, "brighter days are coming." However, the speech overall had a sobering tone, with the president-elect acknowledging the more than 330,000 coronavirus deaths, as well as the potential for many more over the winter.

"We need to be honest: The next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, a very tough period for our nation — maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic," he said. "I know it's hard to hear, but it's the truth."

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday 1,455 new coronavirus cases and 8 new deaths in Kentucky. The positivity rate has also declined, currently at 7.97%.

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A recreational vehicle parked on Nashville’s historic Second Avenue this morning gave an audio warning for people to evacuate before it exploded, injuring three, destroying the facades and streetscape of the tourist area and damaging a phone service transmission facility.

Updated at 8 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the needed majority of votes in the Electoral College on Monday in another step putting them closer toward taking the White House in January.

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