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In addition to a woman who was shot as protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol, D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee said there were three other deaths.

USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The nation’s lawmakers took to their electoral duties late Wednesday amid broken glass and smashed doors in the U.S. Capitol following an historic day of havoc wrought by pro-Trump rioters who breached the building in hopes of thwarting President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Vice President Mike Pence affirmed Biden’s win early Thursday.

Thousands of rioters had gathered at the National Mall to protest the election results. At a campaign-style rally