As the impeachment trial gets underway, security in the US Capitol is on high alert

February 10, 2021

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A tall fence is shown with barbed wire running along the top and a dark sheet obstructing the view through with two people shown in the distance.

Police check IDs at the fence entrance, outside of the US Capitol during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in Washington, Feb. 10, 2021.

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As prosecutors from the US House made their case for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, security was on high alert in Washington. There are more police and National Guard and access to the Capitol building is tight — but how long will this continue? And, opposition activists and lawmakers are demanding that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse step down. Also, an ancient conch shell thought to be a drinking vessel has now been determined to be a musical instrument — the earliest known conch shell horn.

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