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Widespread power outages affected the White House, the Capitol, museums, train stations and other sites across Washington and its suburbs Tuesday -- all because of an explosion at a power plant in the adjoining state of Maryland, an official said.Power also went out at the State Department during the daily press briefing, forcing spokeswoman Marie Harf to finish her comments in the dark.Power in the U.S. Capitol building twice shut down briefly, then came back on by way of a generator. The National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Anacostia Community Museum were evacuated and closed to the public, a spokeswoman said.
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