Washington battens down its hatches ahead of inauguration
Officials are racing to track and disrupt active plots in what some say is the biggest security challenge since the days after September 11
Washington — The week before Joe Biden’s inauguration, downtown Washington looks like a city preparing for war.
A huge swath of the city core is blocked off, patrolled by uniformed National Guard forces as part of a buildup not seen since the Civil War. And the US capital is getting even more fortified as federal, state and local officials brace for a worst-case scenario of violence tied to the January 20 inauguration...
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