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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended “to take hostages,” a prosecutor said in a Texas court on Thursday.

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A lawyer for a Canadian man recently freed with his American wife and children after years of being held hostage in Afghanistan says his client has been arrested and faces at least a dozen charges including sexual assault. Attorney Eric Granger said Tuesday that Joshua Boyle also faces assault and forcible confinement charges. The family was rescued last year in Pakistan, five years after the couple was abducted by a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan. The children were born in captivity.

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