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Top eight stories for today including law enforcement and security officials who survived the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol gave their first public accounts; President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the nation’s first Native American interior secretary was grilled by Republicans over the administration’s opposition to oil and gas pipelines; An EU magistrate held that the United Kingdom has the right to rule on a custody case involving a child brought by her mother to India, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including law enforcement and security officials who survived the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol gave their first public accounts; President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the nation’s first Native American interior secretary was grilled by Republicans over the administration’s opposition to oil and gas pipelines; An EU magistrate held that the United Kingdom has the right to rule on a custody case involving a child brought by her mother to India, and more.  

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National

1.) Law enforcement and security officials who survived the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol gave their first public accounts Tuesday of the traumatic details of a day they said unfolded in chaos because of bad intelligence sharing and poor preparation.

Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, right, and Capitol Police Captain Carneysha Mendoza, left, greet each other before they testify before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

2.) Congresswoman Deb Haaland, nominated by President Joe Biden to become the nation’s first Native American interior secretary, was grilled by Republicans during her confirmation hearing Tuesday over the administration’s opposition to oil and gas pipelines.

Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., is sworn in before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior Secretary, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Watson/Pool via AP

3.) Attorneys for the U.S. government appeared to strike out Tuesday while challenging the Ninth Circuit’s practice of assuming an asylum seeker’s testimony is credible, absent a specific determination to the contrary.

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Jack Rodgers/Courthouse News)

4.) Golfer Tiger Woods sustained serious leg injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles County on Tuesday morning and is currently in surgery according to his agent.

In this aerial image take from video provided by KABC-TV video, a vehicle rest on its side after a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods along a road in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the "jaws of life" tools, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Woods was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The vehicle sustained major damage, the sheriff's department said. (KABC-TV via AP)

Regional

5.) A week after David Perdue announced he would explore running against Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the 2022 midterm elections, the former Republican senator from Georgia said Tuesday he will stay out of the race.

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., takes the stage before Vice President Mike Pence during a Defend the Majority Rally, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Canton, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

6.) California will divvy out nearly $10 billion to millions of low-income workers and struggling small businesses under a state-sponsored pandemic relief plan signed Tuesday by Governor Gavin Newsom.

International

7.) The wife of imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera appeared before a U.S. judge Tuesday afternoon after her arrest at Dulles International Airport.

Emma Coronel Aispuro (center) prepares to address reporters on April 17, 2018, after a pretrial hearing for her husband, incarcerated drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. On either side of Coronel are Guzman's attorneys, A. Eduardo Balarezo and William Pupura. (Courthouse News photo/Amanda Ottaway)

8.) An EU magistrate held Tuesday that the United Kingdom has the right to rule on a custody case involving a child brought by her mother to India. 

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. (Molly Quell/Courthouse News)

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