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Washington — Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday in a stunning bid to overturn his election defeat. But after hours of chaos in which police battled to regain control, legislators returned to Congress to begin certifying Democratic president-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

In the gravest assault on the symbol of American democracy in more than 200 years, rioters forced their way past metal security barricades, broke windows and scaled walls to fight their way into the Capitol, where they roamed the hallways and scuffled with police officers...

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