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Add Rex Tillerson to the list of top Trump administration officials who are intensifying their rhetoric toward the Assad regime and Russia after a chemical weapons attack in Syria on Tuesday left at least 70 people dead. Here's what the Secretary of State said today:

"There's no doubt in our mind that the Syrian regime under the leadership of Bashar Assad is responsible for this horrific attack, and we think it's time that the Russians really need to think carefully about their continued support for the Assad regime."

Earlier today, President Trump said the attack "crossed many, many lines" and changed his "attitude" toward Assad, while Nikki Haley confronted Russia at the UN over its support for the Syrian regime.

Flashback: It was only last week that Tillerson and Haley said the US would no longer make removing Assad from power a priority.

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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.