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Chansley inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," to 41 months in federal prison for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: It is among the longest sentences handed down so far in connection to the Capitol riot, and it could set a benchmark for other cases.

  • Prosecutors sought a 51-month sentence for Chansley, who pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of an official proceeding.

Driving the news: A prosecutor during Wednesday's hearing presented several videos from Jan. 6 showing Chansley entering the Capitol and the Senate chamber, shouting with the mob, CNN reports.

  • "That is not peaceful," Prosecutor Kimberly Paschall said of Chansley's behavior that day.

Chansley, who spoke during Wednesday's sentencing hearing, took responsibility for entering the Capitol on Jan. 6 and said he was wrong to do so.

  • "The hardest part about this is to know that I'm to blame. To have to look in the mirror and know, you really messed up. Royally," Chansley said, who stormed the Capitol building donning a horned headdress and face paint.
  • "I was in solitary confinement because of me. Because of my decision. I broke the law."

The big picture: Chansley has spent more than nine months in jail since being indicted.

  • A federal judge denied Chansley's request to be released from jail in March, citing the risk of potential future violence.

Go deeper: Capitol rioter gets 41 months in longest Jan. 6 sentence

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details throughout.

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Alex Jones and Roger Stone

Roger Stone (left) and Alex Jones (right). Photos: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP and Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Jan. 6 House select committee has subpoenaed several close Trump allies involved in the planning of the rallies leading up to the Capitol riot, including Infowars' Alex Jones and longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone as part of its investigation, chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Monday.

Why it matters: The committee continues to aggressively pursue testimony and documents from those in Trump's orbit and has interviewed over 150 people as part of their investigation.

Movie theaters go out of style

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Vaccination rates are going up, people are going out to restaurants again — although the new COVID variant may get in the way — but they still aren't rushing back to the movies.

By the numbers: Some 49% of pre-pandemic moviegoers are no longer hitting theaters, according to a study from the film research company The Quorum, as reported by the New York Times.

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Vaccine mandates lose steam in the U.S. while Europe doubles down

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

European countries are doubling down on pressure campaigns to get people vaccinated just as Republicans continue to wage war — often successfully — against vaccine mandates in the U.S.

Why it matters: The starkly different approaches create a sharp contrast between the regions' approaches to vaccination, even as the Omicron variant rapidly spreads around the world.