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Situational awareness: Rep. John Lewis' body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, the Alabama capitol and the Georgia capitol, with a funeral Thursday at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once led.
🇨🇳 New overnight: China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, as relations sink to their lowest level in decades. —AP