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January 6, 2021, was a Wednesday. A joint session of Congress was set to convene in the U.S. Capitol to certify Joe Biden's electoral vote win. Meanwhile, thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered near the White House to hear him speak at noon ET.

Tensions were high on Capitol Hill. Protesters swarmed lawmakers outside.

Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., was exasperated as protesters surrounded him on the steps of the Russell Senate Office Building at around 11:30 a.m.

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If you're looking for a good investment to close out the year, you might not have to look any further than under your Christmas tree, especially if you've got a Lego set there.

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow found that select unopened Lego sets on the secondary market saw an average annual return of 11% — that's more than gold and some shares of large companies.

Victoria Dobrynskaya is a researcher who worked on the study. She said it all got started because of her son's hobby.

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If you're looking for a good investment to close out the year, you might not have to look any further than the Lego set under the Christmas tree.

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Updated December 12, 2021 at 2:48 PM ET

The fictional Roy family on HBO's Succession is one of the most dysfunctional to ever grace the silver screen.

The family is in a constant battle for control of the global media and entertainment company Waystar Royco. And as they continually stab each other in the back, Waystar General Counsel and acting CEO Gerri Kellman is always there to keep the motley crew on track.

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It was this past September that three members of Congress shared their personal stories of abortion.

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The American economy wants you to buy, especially at this time of year.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: This Cyber Monday is your last chance to score big online.

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Scientists and world leaders have warned from the beginning of the pandemic that nobody is safe until the entire world is vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here's how President Biden put it on Monday.

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Updated December 1, 2021 at 9:01 AM ET

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are behind us for the year, but the holiday shopping season isn't over just yet. It's always been a time when Americans buy more, but nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and Americans are spending way more — outsize amounts of money on things.

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Activist Harvey Milk became the first openly gay elected official in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated just a year into his term.

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Thousands of workers across the U.S. are on strike, demanding better wages, better working conditions and more benefits.

In what some have called "Striketober," workers in factories as well as the health care and food industries have either started or authorized strikes in the past month.

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There's a term floating around to refer to this month.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #1: Striketober (ph).

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