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Police shoot, kill Conn. woman at Capitol

Say she tried to breach landmarks; officials do not suspect wider plot

WASHINGTON — A woman with a 1-year-old child in her car was fatally shot by police near the US Capitol on Thursday, after a chase through the heart of Washington that brought a new jolt of fear to a city already rattled by the recent Navy Yard shooting and the federal shutdown.

The car was registered to Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., law enforcement officials said, adding that they believed Carey was the driver.

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