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US Capitol secured, 4 dead after rioters stormed the halls of Congress to block Biden's win

(CNN) — The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead -- including one woman who was shot -- after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing the nation's capital in chaos after Trump urged his supporters to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe Biden's win.
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This is the damage rioters caused to the Capitol building

(CNN) — The US Capitol is arguably the country's most iconic building. And while the storied meeting place of the US Congress has come under attack before, Wednesday's chaos was the worst breach there since 1814. A mob of President Donald Trump's supporters -- egged on by the President himself...
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DC protests: How a mob of rioters took the Capitol building by storm

The fervent protests surrounding the 2020 US election reached an ugly head Wednesday afternoon — but it had been steadily brewing for weeks and its implications could last for years. The prospect of a huge gathering in Washington, D.C., was first revealed by President Trump as far back as Dec....
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The catastrophic police failure at the US Capitol, explained

The Capitol Police are supposed to protect Congress. As a 2,000-member department controlled by the federal government, they are tasked with keeping the Capitol building and the people inside it safe from any threats. But on Wednesday, Americans watched in horror as a mob of Trump supporters streamed into the...
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US Capitol secured after being stormed by pro-Trump supporters

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The U.S. Capitol has been secured after pro-Trump protesters stormed the building on Wednesday. The Capitol was locked down during an afternoon of chaos that followed after pro-Trump protesters charged the building as Congress began counting the Electoral College votes. The ensuing chaos prompted law...
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Woman shot while storming Capitol dies, building cleared, authorities say

Authorities secured the Capitol Wednesday evening after a mob breached security and stormed the building hours earlier, resulting in the fatal shooting of a woman, the evacuation of several buildings and lawmakers donning gas masks while barricading inside. The woman, a pro-Trump protester, was shot in the chest and transported...
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Calls grow for Trump's removal after Capitol riot

Trump's assistant secretary for Department of Health and Human Services submits resignation. Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, resigned today in the wake of President Trump's role and response to mob breaching the US Capitol. “I have chosen to resign today as the Assistant...
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America shaken after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol building

America woke up stunned on Thursday after a mob of Donald Trump supporters staged an insurrection at the US Capitol building in Washington DC the day before, storming the debating chambers and clashing with armed police. Four people died in the unrest that rocked the capital on Wednesday, Washington DC...

Capitol riots: A visual guide to the storming of Congress

The US is reeling after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC on the day Congress was meeting to confirm Joe Biden's election victory. Lawmakers were forced to take shelter, the building was put into lockdown and four people died in the chaos that followed a pro-Trump rally near the White House.
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Some Capitol complex buildings evacuated as protests rage outside

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Capitol Police ordered the evacuation of the Cannon House Office Building Wednesday as protests rage outside the Capitol complex. Videos posted on social media showed protesters fighting with Capitol Police near barriers blocking off access to the building. That evacuation has since been cleared, and re-entry has...
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Police order evacuation of buildings on Hill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police are evacuating some congressional office buildings due to “police activity” as thousands gather outside the Capitol to protest the electoral vote. Police told congressional staff members they should evacuate the Cannon House Office Building and the building that houses the Library of Congress. It...