US civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol

US civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol

Washington (AFP) - The body of Congressman John Lewis was to lie in state at the US Capitol on Monday for Americans to pay a final tribute to the civil rights icon.Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and Vice President Mike Pence were among those expected to pay their respects. Lewis, a 17-term Democratic member of the US House of Representatives from the southern state of Georgia, died of pancreatic cancer on July 17 at the age of 80.Lewis' flag-draped casket is to lie in state on Monday afternoon in the rotunda of the US Capitol, a rarely bestowed honor.Becau...


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