University of Texas at Austin professor, Author of Civil War By Other Means, historian and host of the This is Democracy podcast, Jeremi Suri
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In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, violent rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.  U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell and others would later testify on during the first hearing of the select committee investigating the insurrection, that he and other officers were "punched, pushed, kicked, shoved, sprayed with chemical irritants and even blinded with eye-damaging lasers."
Pedestrians pass through clouds of dust as heavy construction equipment is used to sift through rubble to uncover valuables before it is transported away from the scene of a building destroyed in an airstrike prior to a cease-fire that halted an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Gaza City.

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Will Vegas Shooting Change The Conversation About Guns In America?

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