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Canadian Supreme Court. Photo: Richard Lautens/Getty Images

The Canadian Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of Alexander Vavilov, the Toronto-born son of two Russian spies, and said he has the right to Canadian citizenship, the Washington Post reports.

Context: Vavilov's parents, Andrey Bezrukov and Elena Vavilova, worked for a Russian spy agency, and were arrested in the United States in 2010, per the Post. Their family's story inspired the FX series "The Americans."

  • Bezrukov and Vavilova were carrying out "deep-cover" assignments for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service after the Cold War in the U.S., the Post writes.
  • They stole the identities of two Canadians, who died as infants, and began developing their cover stories.
  • Vavilov and his older brother Timofey claim they did not know their parents were Russian spies.

What they're saying: “The sins of parents ought not to be visited upon children without clear authorization by law,” Justice David Stratas wrote, according to the Post.

What's next: Timofey, who is also seeking citizenship, is still waiting on a ruling for his case, but the decision from his brother's will likely have a strong impact, the Post notes.

Go deeper: Russia claims American they arrested in Moscow is a spy

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.