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The hearing documenting former President Trump’s role in the January 6th riot was told through recorded clips of top administration officials and rioters. But Rep. Liz Cheney — a Republican from Wyoming and an ousted member of GOP leadership — also played a starring role. Why did she break with her Republican colleagues?

And in California, progressive Democrats had setbacks in two high-profile elections. Progressive Rep. Karen Bass, once on the shortlist for Biden’s vice presidency, came in second behind a wealthy centrist and political newcomer named Rick Caruso in the primary race to serve as mayor of Los Angeles. They’ll face off in the general election. And in San Francisco, a far-left district attorney was successfully recalled in a high-dollar election.

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