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Parts of White House Evacuated

November 20, 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) _ At least parts of the White House were evacuated Thursday. A plane flew within five miles of restricted airspace around the complex, the Secret Service said.

``It’s heading southeast away from the White House and the FAA is attempting to communicate with it,″ spokeswoman Jean Mitchell said.

There was no official evacuation, she said. But White House staff members did leave the West Wing for a time, and then were allowed to return.

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