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Biden to mark anniversary of Jan 6 riots with awards to the day's 'heroes'

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2023
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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Joe Biden on Friday will mark the second anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol with an award ceremony for "heroes" from law enforcement and politics for their contributions to democracy that day and beyond.

Biden, a Democrat, will award the "Presidential Citizens Medal" to 12 people and give remarks during a ceremony at the White House while Republicans, many of them loyal to former President Donald Trump, continue to struggle to elect a speaker of the House of Representatives.

"These 12 heroes demonstrated courage and selflessness during a moment...

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