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Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

An active-duty Marine was arrested in Virginia on Thursday after being charged with a number of federal crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, per a Department of Justice press release.

Why it matters: Major Christopher Warnagiris is the first known active-duty member of military to be charged for his involvement in the insurrection, reports Politico.

The big picture: Warnagiris' charges include "assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder; and obstruction of justice, among other charges," per the press release.

  • He "violently entered the Capitol" during the riot, forcing his way though a line of police officers guarding the East Rotunda doors, according to court documents and security camera footage, per the press release.

Of note: "The Marine Corps is clear on this: There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps,” Maj. J. A. Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Marines, told Politico, noting that the Marines are "working to receive" more information about Warnagiris.

The bottom line: "In the first 120 days after Jan. 6, approximately 440 individuals have been arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach," states the press release.

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Aug 10, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Federal judge questions $1.5M Capitol riot restitution cap

Beryl Howell, chief U.S. District judge for the District of Columbia, in 2018. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A federal judge asked prosecutors Monday to explain why restitution in Capitol riot cases was limited to $1.5 million for repairs to the building when the total cost to taxpayers was $500 million, per Politico.

Of note: D.C. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell's comments come about two weeks after she questioned whether it's appropriate for prosecutors to offer defendants misdemeanor plea deals in cases that saw insurrectionists "terrorizing members of Congress."

Ben Geman, author of Generate
7 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Key clean power provision likely won't survive in Dems' spending bill

A construction worker walks along a dirt road at the Avangrid Renewables La Joya wind farm in Encino, New Mexico, on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo: Cate Dingley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.

Updated 9 hours ago - World

Fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess declared a terrorist incident

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Authorities have declared the death of David Amess a terrorist incident, hours after the Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K. was fatally stabbed while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England on Friday.

The big picture: The Metropolitan Police has found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."