Statehouses, US Capitol Brace for Potentially Violent Week

Fencing, boarded-up windows and extra police and National Guard troops transformed some statehouses.

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A National Guard Soldier stands outside the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., Sunday, Jan 17, 2021. The Capitol, the Capitol complex, and surrounding grounds have been closed. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
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The threat of extremist groups demonstrating at statehouses across the country prompted some governors to roll out a show of force and ramp up security Sunday, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation’s Capitol. Fencing, boarded-up windows and extra police and National Guard troops transformed some statehouses ahead of expected protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. But the grounds around capitols were generally empty and quiet early Sunday.…

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