Riot shields and metal detectors are a reminder of deadly U.S. Capitol assault

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A year after then-President Donald Trump’s supporters launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, signs of heightened security are visible everywhere, from police riot shields ready near doorways to metal detectors outside the House of Representatives chamber. Miles of steel fencing that ringed the Capitol complex after the riot came down in July. The thousands of armed National Guard troops deployed immediately after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack have long gone home. But U.S. Capitol Police officers – in larger numbers and more heavily equipped than in…

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