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Opinion: The U. S. Capitol Building’s Bloody Past

‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.” Those words, from former Massachusetts Senator Rufus Choate, are inscribed on the wall of the U.S. Capitol — the same walls desecrated by rioters who ransacked the building on Wednesday. For many Americans, seeing such acts of violence and

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AP PHOTOS: Scenes of violence at U.S. Capitol shock world

A mob invading the U.S. Capitol. Police officers with guns drawn inside the House of Representatives. Lawmakers hiding from intruders seeking to overturn a national election. These and other scenes from Capitol Hill shocked the world Wednesday as violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the nation’s halls of power in a brazen attempt

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