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Cummings lies in state as public honors his service

The flag-draped casket of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is carried by members of an honor guard up the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Elijah E. Cummings' casket arrived at the Capitol Thursday so the late Maryland representative could lie in state, an honor given to few elected officials.

After a private ceremony for colleagues, family and friends, Cummings' casket was viewable to the public. People from as far away as Nevada and as close as his home district paid their respects.

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