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Man who has been working in Pennsylvania is held for trial in pepper spraying of Capitol officers

Federal prosecutors presented videos and photos of the Jan. 6 Capitol siege they say show Peter Schwartz wearing a distinctive orange and blue patterned jacket holding a large canister of pepper spray, spraying officers with a smaller irritant spray container and swinging a wooden baton.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

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Montgomery County’s Bruce Castor, who’s defending Trump, is accustomed to political disaster

Bruce Castor, 59, is familiar with politics, being elected as the ambitious, cowboy-booted and pinstripe-suited prosecutor from one of the state’s wealthiest and most heavily populated counties in suburban Philadelphia.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Dozens of GOP state lawmakers wanted Pa.’s electoral votes overturned. Two reflect on their decision.

Letters from the state House and Senate played in to the narrative of Trump’s election-fraud lie, which led to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

By Sam Dunklau

‘If not for Donald Trump’: Pa. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean links riot to ‘actions of a desperate president’

Impeachment manager Madeleine Dean (PA-04) presented for the first time Wednesday to present a laundry list of actions Trump took in the days leading up to and following the election, and ahead of the violence at the Capitol.

By Katie Meyer

Federal prosecutors fight release of Mercer County woman in pink hat during Capitol insurrection

A magistrate found that Rachel Marie Powell — who the FBI says is the woman in a pink hat shown in video shouting instructions through a bullhorn — poses a “danger to the community,” but that she could be released on $10,000 unsecured bond with home detention and electronic monitoring.

By The Associated Press