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Supporters of former President Trump in the Capitol Rotunda after invading the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A federal judge delayed the sentencing of a Capitol rioter hours after video footage surfaced that allegedly showed him assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Why this matters: Robert Reeder, of Maryland, was due to be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. But prosecutors requested a delay due to the new video evidence, tweeted by the Sedition Hunters, an online group seeking to hold Capitol rioters to account, per CNN.

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Rothstein told the court the delay would allow the prosecution time to review the videos.

Driving the news: Rothstein said the government initially planned to recommend Reeder spend two months in jail, but the new videos of the alleged assault led him to revise the sentence to six months — the maximum for Reeder's misdemeanor.

  • Robert Bonsib, Reeder's lawyer. said he didn't think the newly surfaced videos would change his client's defense, according to BuzzFeed News.

What's next: U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan granted Rothstein's request and Reeder’s sentencing was moved to Oct. 8.

The big picture: More than 500 people have been charged for participating in the Capitol attack.

  • Indiana grandmother Anna Morgan-Lloyd was the first person to be sentenced in connection to the Capitol riot. She was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay $500 in restitution in June.

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Ex-Olympian pleads guilty in Capitol riot case as part of plea deal

Klete Keller. Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

American swimmer Klete Keller, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, pled guilty in federal court Wednesday to a single charge in connection to his appearance at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as part of a plea deal, NBC News reports.

Driving the news: Keller, who faced seven federal charges for participating in the Capitol riot, pled guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding in exchange for prosecutors dismissing the six other charges, per CNBC.

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Nor'easter slams East Coast with flooding rain and powerful winds

A residential area in Middlesex County as floodwater from the nor'easter covers streets in New Jersey on Tuesday. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A monster storm was slamming the Northeast with record rainfall and powerful winds over Tuesday night — causing flash flooding that resulted in people having to be rescued in New Jersey and New York roads to close.

Threat level: All of southern New England westward to New York City and northern New Jersey was under the threat of flash flooding and coastal flooding from the nor'easter through Tuesday night into early Wednesday, per the National Weather Service.

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Brazil senators vote to recommend criminal charges for Bolsonaro

Brazilian senators vote on probe into President Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic. Photo: Gustavo Minas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Brazilian Senate committee Tuesday voted to approve a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with a raft of criminal indictments, including crimes against humanity over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per AP.

Why it matters: Bolsonaro has become the face of a right-wing approach to the pandemic that includes repudiating vaccines and masks and resisting lockdowns and other mitigation measures. The Senate report holds him personally responsible for half of the country's 600,000 deaths.