10 things you need to know today: July 28, 2021

Officers testify as House panel launches Jan. 6 investigation, the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors even if vaccinated, and more

U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell
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1. House panel launches Jan. 6 investigation with officers' testimony

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of then-President Donald Trump's supporters held its first hearing on Tuesday. Four police officers who defended Congress testified about their experiences. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn said rioters wearing Trump paraphernalia called him the n-word. Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell, who underwent surgery to address his injuries from the insurrection, described the attack as "a medieval battle" his Army and police training didn't prepare him for. Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and dismissed as a "Pelosi Republican" by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), said the committee's mission is "ensure accountability." Republicans opposed to the investigation called it a "sham."

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