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The Latest: Washington Monument closing until Jan. 24

By The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

The National Parks Service is shutting down public access to the Washington Monument until Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The agency said Monday that it was implementing the temporary closure “in response to credible threats to visitors and park resources.”

Parks officials say that groups involved in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol are continuing to “threaten to disrupt” Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. As a result, officials are shutting down tours at the Washington Monument beginning Monday, running through Jan. 24.

They say they may also institute some temporary closures to roads, parking areas and restrooms on the National Mall and could extend the closures “if the conditions persist.”

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HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FALLOUT FROM THE RIOTING AT THE CAPITOL:

Read more:

— Republicans block measure calling for quick removal of Trump

— Analysis: A GOP reckoning after turning blind eye to Trump

— First lady ‘disappointed’ by Trump supporters’ Capitol riot

— Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

— A theater of propaganda: The Capitol, cameras and selfies

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HERE'S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON:

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