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Where the nation stands one year after the Capitol insurrection

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Looking down the barricade at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  On the left are law enforcement officers holding up the barricades sections against demonstrators on the left pushing against them.
Julio Cortez
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AP
Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

Politicians and voters remain clearly divided over the insurrection, the events leading up to it and its lasting effects on democracy.

A year after the events of January 6, the partisan divide over the the insurrection remains deep.

While many politicians on both sides of the aisle have denounced the acts committed by rioters, questions of who is responsible, whether Donald Trump is to blame or even if the events of that day were violent are in dispute.

We look at the legacy of the January 6 insurrection and its continuing effects on the health of American democracy.

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