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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."

2021 economy boomed at fastest rate in 37 years

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

The U.S. economy surged ahead with a 6.9% annual growth rate in the final months of 2021 and achieved the strongest growth over an entire calendar year since 1984.

Driving the news: New GDP numbers from the Commerce Department show a remarkable acceleration in economic activity, much faster than the 5.3% growth rate analysts expected.

The Fed isn't the only problem investors are worried about

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Federal Reserve will be raising rates, just as the economy is slowing. The markets hate that.

Why it matters: The ugly start to the stock trading year doesn't just reflect Fed-induced agita — investors are also worried about a growth slowdown.