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Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

The Jan. 6 insurrection caused at least $1.5 million worth of damage to the Capitol, prosecutor Mona Sedky said during court proceedings Wednesday, according the Washington Post.

Why it matters: More than 450 people have been charged so far over their alleged participation in the deadly Capitol riot. Prosecutors want some to contribute restitution payments for the damages as part of plea deals, the Post reported.

  • The $1.5 million estimate is the first time prosecutors have publicly put a figure on the cost of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which left five people dead.

The big picture: Prosecutors involved in the case are "seeking to require restitution of $2,000 in each felony case and $500 in each misdemeanor case," reports the Post.

  • According to federal law, restitution can be negotiated "pursuant to a plea agreement," and it is possible to divvy up liability among the defendants. However the exact terms under which such an agreement could be reached have not been yet been determined, the Post noted.

The state of play: Paul Allard Hodgkins on Wednesday became the second person to plead guilty to charges stemming from the insurrection.

  • Hodgkins' attorney asked the judge to waive a "$7,500 to $75,000 fine because his client also agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution for his share of riot damage to the Capitol," according to the Post.

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Justice Department secures 2nd guilty plea stemming from Capitol riot

Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Paul Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa pleaded guilty on Wednesday to obstruction of an official proceeding for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Hodgkins is the second defendant to plead guilty in the Justice Department's sweeping criminal investigation of the Capitol insurrection, which has resulted in charges against more than 500 people thus far, according to Insider.

Pacific Northwest soon to be ground zero for record-shattering heat

Computer model projection showing the unusually strong heat dome over the Pacific Northwest on Sunday. (PivotalWeather).

A heat wave is bringing unprecedented high temperatures to the Pacific Northwest — a region of the country typically cooled by the ocean, rather than central air conditioning. The heat will begin Friday and last into early next week.

Why it matters: The heat wave will shatter monthly and all-time temperature records in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the records could break the old milestones by several degrees.

At least one person killed, 99 missing after deadly Miami-area condo collapse

A massive search-and-rescue operation is underway after a portion of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to AP.

The latest: Officials have accounted for 102 people who lived in the high-rise Champlain Towers South, but 99 people remained unaccounted for by midafternoon, said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

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