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A heavily armed woman who "wanted to talk about information she had about Jan. 6" was arrested outside Capitol Police headquarters, the department said Thursday.

Why it matters: There have been continued concerns about safety and security at the Capitol in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack and several subsequent incidents.

Driving the news: Michigan resident Kery Lynn McAttee was arrested Wednesday while parked in a no-parking zone at the USCP headquarters nearby the Capitol, the USCP said in a statement.

  • "McAttee told our officers she drove here from Michigan and wanted to talk about information she had about January 6, 2021," with an agent spotting a firearm in her car during the conversation, the statement said.
  • Police found two unloaded rifles, a loaded shotgun and a pellet gun and charged McAttee with unlawful possession and transportation of a semi-automatic rifle, possession of unregistered ammunition and three other weapons charges.
  • "At this time, there is no evidence the 58 year old suspect was coming here to do anything, except speak with our officers," the statement said.

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Oath Keepers leader indicted on charges related to Jan. 6

Stewart Rhodes. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

Stewart Rhodes, a founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, has been arrested and charged in connection with events leading up to and including the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Why it matters: Rhodes is the most prominent figure arrested on charges related to the Capitol insurrection.

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CDC: Pfizer and Moderna boosters overwhelmingly prevent Omicron hospitalizations

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Booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines overwhelmingly prevented hospitalizations from the Omicron variant, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention data out Friday.

Driving the news: Pfizer and Moderna boosters were 90% effective at preventing Americans infected with the Omicron variant from ending up in the hospital, per the data.

Janet Yellen co-opts Reaganomics phrase for new Davos speech

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a speech this week. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The U.S. needs to focus on increasing its productive potential, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will tell world leaders Friday, calling for what she terms "modern supply side economics."

Why it matters: She is co-opting a phrase traditionally used by political conservatives to describe low-tax and deregulatory policies — and framing the Biden administration's initiatives as the best path forward to achieve greater national prosperity.