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  • A S.W.A.T. team arrives outside of the Navy Yard as workers are evacuated from the area while police search for a gunman, in Washington, D.C.,  Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    Senate lockdown lifted

    The Senate lifted its lockdown Monday afternoon after a little more than an hour, though Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer defended the initial decision, which came more than seven hours after the Navy Yard shooting, saying he believes it kept staffers safe.

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  • Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican, tried to block the push for unionization. (Associated Press)

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  • Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer told The Associated Press he was confident the officers "did the best they could under the situation."

    Capitol chase details clearer, not motive →

  • "This is not a routine highway or city traffic stop. It is simply not that," Mr. Gainer said. "The milieu under which we're operating at the United States Capitol and I suspect at the White House and at icons up in New York is an antiterrorism approach, and that is a difference with a huge, huge distinction."

    Capitol chase details clearer, not motive →

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