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John Lewis's body arrives in Capitol Rotunda to lie in state


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 12:26pm

A hearse with the flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., pauses in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Washington, on way to the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The body of the late Rep. John Lewis has arrived in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state as lawmakers pay tribute to the long-time Georgia lawmaker and icon of the civil rights movement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a delegation Monday to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to greet Lewis's flag-draped casket. Lewis's motorcade stopped at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as it wound through Washington before arriving at the Capitol, where the late congressman becomes the first Black lawmaker to...

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