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Part Of U.S. Capitol Building Closed After Asbestos Accident

An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day’s session for two hours.

07/10/2014

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Repair Work Set To Begin On U.S. Capitol Dome

One of the nation’s most famous buildings is going under wraps.

04/11/2014

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Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Blooms Next To U.S. Capitol

The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting flesh.

07/21/2013

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Fla. Man Accused Of Having Guns On Capitol Grounds

A Florida man has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after police say he brought unregistered guns and ammunition onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

04/08/2013

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Moroccan National Caught Attempting To Bomb U.S. Capitol By FBI Sting Operation

The FBI stops a suicide bomber in his tracks, halting his alleged plan to blow up the U.S. Capitol.

02/17/2012

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Experts Warn Of Homegrown Terrorists

A terror plot targeting the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol was thwarted and the suspect is an U.S. citizen. It’s a danger that’s increasing here in the country.

09/29/2011

(Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty Images)

Lincoln’s Inauguration Reinacted In D.C.

The visitor center at the U.S. Capitol held a rare event this weekend: a reenactment of a presidential inauguration.

03/05/2011

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D.C.-Bound Plane Loses Radio Contact, Pilot Erred

A passenger plane briefly lost radio contact with air traffic controllers when the pilot turned to the wrong frequency as he approached Washington, leading to the scrambling of fighter jets and the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol, federal officials said Saturday.

01/01/2011

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