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US Capitol lockdown ends after man shoots himself dead

US Capitol lockdown ends after man shoots himself dead

The US Capitol was locked down on Saturday after shots were fired nearby, but police have "neutralized" the suspected shooter, US Capitol police said.

Widespread power cut leaves White House in dark

 Widespread power outages on Tuesday swept Washington D.C. area, causing blackouts at White House, State Department, Capitol and other government buildings.

Scattered power outages affect White House, Capitol

 Scattered outages in the US capital on Tuesday cut power to several government buildings, including the White House, State Department, Capitol and Justice Department.

Man in critical condition after being engulfed in flames

A man went up in flames in the middle of the National Mall on Friday before bystanders extinguished the fire and he was rushed to a hospital, police and witnesses said.

Barack Obama inauguration tickets reach USD 2,000 online

Tickets to President Barack Obama`s inauguration this month are supposed to be free, but they`re being sold on eBay and Craigslist for up to USD 2,000 apiece.