Biden inaugural rehearsal evacuated amid fire near US Capitol

The U.S. Capitol was briefly locked down Monday after a fire broke out a few blocks away in the middle of a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, putting security precautions through an early stress test in the wake of this month’s bloody pro-Trump attack on the building. Participants, including members of a military band practicing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” were quickly whisked away by Capitol Police officers and Secret Service agents after a thick plume of black smoke shot up in the air about five blocks away around 10:30 a.m. local time. “All buildings within the Capitol…

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