All five hotels that responded to Insider said they would be staying open during inauguration week, albeit some will be tightening security protocols.
One airline will not allow passengers to leave their seats for an hour after departure from Washington, DC, and limit ticket sales to the capital.
As tech companies scramble to tackle the extreme far-right, police and law enforcement are encasing Washington, DC, in a ring of steel.
Traumatized residents, city officials fear a repeat of January 6 insurrection.
Short-term rental site VRBO does not plan to cancel reservations in the DC area during the inauguration next week, even though competitor Airbnb has already done so. First reported by BuzzFeed News, VRBO said in a blog post Friday afternoon that it was “encouraging hosts to cancel bookings during this time,” if they believed a guest was violating its policies, but stopped short of a blanket cancellation.
Following the January 6th attack on the Capitol that left six people dead, DC-area officials said in a joint statement that they were “encouraging Americans not to come to Washington, D.C. and to instead participate virtually” in the inauguration.
VRBO acknowledges in its blog post that officials were “reporting the potential for...
"If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection," Daniel Hodges said.
McDonald's franchisee Jim Wagy attended the January 6 "Stop the Steal" protests in Washington, DC, the same week the chain's CEO condemned Trump.
Sicknick died from injuries sustained during pro-Trump riots at the Capitol, where someone hit him with a fire extinguisher.
Jacob Chansley left a note for Vice President Mike Pence that read "it's only a matter of time, justice is coming," prosecutors said in court filings.
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GitHub employees are protesting the firing of a Jewish colleague who was let go two days after he warned co-workers in Washington, DC to stay safe from Nazis.
The employee was chastised for using divisive language, according to news first reported by Business Insider. Now, GitHub workers are saying “Nazi” repeatedly in Slack, in regards to the US Capitol rioters, to protest what is being perceived as unfair treatment.
“Others have already said so, but I just want to say it explicitly myself - I think that nazis were present at some protests on Jan 6, and that it’s very scary to see those ideas on display,” wrote one senior engineer in a 390-person Slack channel called #inclusion-belonging. “100% Nazis were there, and 1000000000% Nazis...
The rehearsal was postponed from Sunday to Monday, Politico reported. Security agencies have ramped up operations after last week's Capitol riots.
The dating app said it temporarily disabled the filter "to prevent misuse." Some women had matched with Trump supporters and passed tips to the FBI.
Trump will depart for Florida and his Mar-a-Lago resort on January 20, just hours before Biden's swearing-in ceremony, Bloomberg reported.
Dating app Bumble has temporarily disabled a feature which allowed users to filter potential matches based on their political leanings, the service has announced. The feature allows users to identify and filter matches with options such as “Apolitical,” “Moderate,” “Liberal,” and “Conservative.” In a statement given to Mashable, Bumble said it had temporarily removed the feature in the US to “prevent misuse and abuse.”
News of the change emerged after Bumble users reported seeing individuals on the app who appeared to have participated in the riots at the Capitol building last week. On January 7th, Twitter user Alia Awadallah reported seeing “dozens” of men on dating apps that appeared to be in Washington, DC on the day of the riots....
TV and streaming news networks will not only be on guard for breaking news but for the safety of their reporters and crew members on the ground in Washington, D.C.
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"It looked like a medieval battle scene," DC Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone said of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
It's not clear if any of those already arrested for alleged crimes at the Capitol on January 6, were already on the FBI watchlist.
The plan underscores Biden's intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation caused by the pandemic.
A sworn affidavit from an FBI agent says that Parler provided information that helped agents identify, locate, and arrest a Proud Boys supporter.
Hosts, guests paid off to 'ensure hate group members are not part of the Airbnb community' In preparation for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, room rental biz Airbnb said it is cancelling reservations in the Washington DC, metropolitan area for the entire week and will block any attempts to make new reservations in the vicinity during that time.…