Biden signs law honoring officers who fought U.S. Capitol attackers

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Reuters

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday honored police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol against insurrectionists on Jan. 6 by signing legislation that awarded them Congressional Gold Medals and urging the country not to rewrite the history of that day. The legislation, passed by the Senate earlier this week, honors members of the Capitol Police and Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department who fought with a mob of then President Donald Trump’s supporters as they attempted to overturn his election defeat. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held an emotio…

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