U.S. Senate begins vote on Capitol riot probe, Republicans poised to block

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate began voting on Friday on whether to proceed toward a bipartisan inquiry into the deadly assault on the Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters, a measure the former president’s fellow Republicans looked poised to block. The proposal was expected to fall short in a mid-day vote as only a handful of Republicans have said they support it despite a torrent of criticism that they were minimizing the seriousness of the incident. “What are you afraid of – the truth?” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. Democrats and so…

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