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Vice president Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, received her second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

Twenty-eight days after her first shot, Harris removed her jacked, rolled up her sleeve and extended her left arm for the jab.

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The acting chief of the US Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman, offered lawmakers an unequivocal apology for “our failings on January 6th,” during a closed-door briefing on Tuesday, according to a copy of her prepared remarks obtained by The Guardian.

On January 6th, in the face of a terrorist attack by tens of thousands of insurrectionists determined to stop the certification of Electoral College votes, the Department failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours. Although the Department fulfilled its mission of protecting Members and democracy ultimately prevailed, the insurrectionists’ actions and the Department’s inability to immediately secure the US Capitol emboldened the insurrectionists and horrified millions of American. We fully expect to answer to you and the American people for our failings on January 6th,” wrote Pittman, who assumed the role after the deadly assault on the Capitol triggered the former police chief’s resignation.

“I am here to offer my sincerest apologies on behalf of the Department.”

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Source: theguardian