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Thursday Headlines: It happened here.

"On Jan. 6, at the president’s direction, the constitutionally scheduled process for the transfer of power was interrupted by violence." / Slate

Watch: This report from ITV shows the moment Trump's mob breached the US Capitol. / YouTube

Accounts of what it was like inside the Capitol during the insurrection here and here. / The Washington Post, the New York Times

Shocking photos and videos from the day insurrectionists attacked the Capitol. / BuzzFeed News

See more photos here and here. / VICE News, BuzzFeed News

How Mo Brooks opened the "Save America" rally: "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." / Twitter

Trump told rally attendees that they should march to the Capitol—and “you will never take back our country with weakness." / The New York Times

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram suspended Trump for posting messages of support for his mob. / The Verge

See also: The argument for not deplatforming Trump—that his posts are a matter of public record—no longer holds water. / The Atlantic

West Wing staffers are avoiding Trump, concerned they may be prosecuted for treason under the Sedition Act. / Vanity Fair

Trump resisted sending the National Guard to the Capitol siege, so Pence stepped in. / CNN

An Air Force veteran and fervent Trump and QAnon supporter was shot and killed inside the Capitol. Three other people died of "medical emergencies." / BuzzFeed News, NBC Washington

Among the people who stormed their way into the Capitol: Derrick Evans, a newly elected member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. / MetroNews

A list of the federal crimes for which those who fought and broke their way into the Capitol could be prosecuted. / Vox

More riots and violence occurred at state capitols across the US—Trump supporters brought a guillotine to the Arizona State Capitol. / Vox

Related: Multiple nooses were spotted at the Capitol riots, and law enforcement found what appeared to be a pipe bomb at RNC headquarters. / Business Insider, CNBC

Sen. Josh Hawley's hometown newspaper: "Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt." / The Kansas City Star

Giuliani continued to call Republican lawmakers yesterday evening, asking them to stall the certification process. / The Dispatch

After reconvening—and then hours of debate—Congress finally certified Biden and Harris's victory early this morning. / NPR

Ossoff wins his Georgia runoff, giving Democrats control of the Senate. / NPR

"Nothing in politics happens for a single reason, but you don’t have to stretch to connect all of these GOP setbacks to Donald Trump." It took Trump four years to destroy the Republican Party. / The Atlantic

Seyward Darby: "As people who study right-wing extremism know well, the seeds of this attempted coup were sown decades ago." / The New York Times

From "stand back and stand by" to insurrection: Everything has been leading to this moment. / The Guardian

Extremists have been openly planning to storm the Capitol for weeks. / BuzzFeed News

New Yorkers who were brutalized during Black Lives Matter marches want to know: "Where were the rubber bullets? Where were the mass arrests?" / The City

The view of the Capitol at Trump's inauguration—and how it looked yesterday. / Twitter

The last time the Capitol was breached was more than 200 years ago when British troops set fire to the building during the War of 1812. / The Guardian

Elie Mystal: "The Confederacy finally stormed the Capitol." / The Nation

On Jan. 6 in America, 3,865 people died of Covid-19, the worst daily figure anywhere in the world in the pandemic so far. / The Guardian