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Biden Apologizes After Guardsmen Sleep in Garage

Several governors recall troops

(Newser) - It's not clear how it happened, but National Guard troops were ordered out of the US Capitol on Thursday and told to sleep on the floor of an unheated parking garage. That caused outrage, some of it from governors, and President Biden has apologized to the chief of the...

12 National Guard Members Removed From Inauguration

It's not clear how many of them, if any, have potential links to extremist groups

(Newser) - Amid concerns of a possible "insider attack" at President-elect Biden's inauguration, a dozen National Guard members have been removed from inaugural duties in Washington, DC, and sent home, Defense Department officials said Tuesday. All of them were found to either have links to right-wing militia groups or to...

Report: Feds Worried About 'Insider Attack' on Inauguration

Army is 'taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation'

(Newser) - Some 25,000 National Guard troops are flooding into Washington, DC, to provide extra security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday—and the federal government is working to ensure none of the troops represent a potential threat. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity tell the Washington Post that the...

The Capitol Looks Different Than It Did Last Week

National Guard troops flooded the building on Wednesday

(Newser) - The Capitol looked a lot different Wednesday morning than it did a week earlier. As reporters arrived ahead of a House impeachment vote, they were met by hundreds of National Guard troops lined up in the Congressional Visitor Center, with some sleeping in nearby hallways . For CNN political reporter Rebecca...

Maryland Governor Tried to Send Help for a Futile 90 Minutes

Larry Hogan says requests to send National Guard members were denied

(Newser) - Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he would support the resignation or removal from office of President Trump after early attempts to send his state's National Guard to Washington, DC, on Wednesday were denied. Hogan said federal defense officials repeatedly rejected offers to send help for...

Ahead of Trump Protests, DC Calls Out National Guard

Mayor warns violence won't be tolerated

(Newser) - Bracing for possible violence, the nation's capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Trump's supporters in connection with the congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden's election victory. Trump's supporters are planning to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president'...

Whistleblower: DC Protesters Faced 'Unprovoked Escalation'

National Guard major says protesters were peaceful, did not receive ample warnings

(Newser) - The senior-most DC National Guard officer at Lafayette Square on June 1, the day protesters were forcibly removed before President Trump did a photo-op at a nearby church, has claimed federal officials sought crowd control devices too unpredictable to be used in war zones and moved in without clear, repeated...

Power Broker to Governor: Have the Guard 'Shoot to Kill'

Steve Hotze's message for the Texas governor doesn't exactly mince words

(Newser) - A conservative power broker told Texas' governor to have National Guard troops "shoot to kill" amid protests last month against racial injustice and police brutality, the AP reports. The Texas Tribune reports that Steve Hotze left that message in a voicemail (hear it here , with warning for language) to...

After a Night of Upheaval, Enter the Wisconsin National Guard

Move follows fire, vandalism, violence in Madison

(Newser) - Gov. Tony Evers says he's preparing to activate the Wisconsin National Guard after a night of unrest in Madison that included an assault on a state senator. It was apparently triggered by the arrest of a protest organizer. A video shows Devonere Johnson, a black man who also goes...

DC National Guardsmen Test Positive for COVID-19

They won't be released from orders until risk of infection has passed, military says

(Newser) - Multiple District of Columbia National Guard members mobilized during the George Floyd protests have tested positive for the coronavirus—although the Guard has declined to say how many, citing "operational security." "We can confirm that we have had COVID-19 positive tests with the DCNG," says Guard...

Lightning Zaps Washington Monument

2 National Guardsmen also hit in Lafayette Square park

(Newser) - If the air over Washington, DC, felt electric Thursday night, well, no wonder. Two members of the National Guard suffered non-life-threatening injuries as they were struck by lightning within Lafayette Square park, the home of ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd, shortly after midnight, WUSA9 reports. Both are...

NYC Mayor Says He Won't Call in National Guard

8pm curfew has been extended all week

(Newser) - New York City extended an 8pm curfew all week and said it would prohibit many types of nighttime traffic in Manhattan as officials struggled Tuesday to stanch destruction and growing complaints that the nation's biggest city was reeling out of control night by night. After chaos erupted again overnight...

Australia Wants Investigation After Its Journalists Assaulted

Police seen punching cameraman, hitting reporter with baton near White House

(Newser) - Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Waters documented 100 cases of police attacks on journalists in four days of protests before describing the 101st case as coming outside the White House on Monday. Two Australian journalists, 7News correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers, were reporting live around 6:25pm local time...

Mayor Says National Guard Will Be Deployed in LA

Newsom declares state of emergency

(Newser) - The mayor of Los Angeles says National Guard troops are being sent in to the nation's second-largest city after a fourth day of violent protests Saturday saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles, and ransack businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti says he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500...

Trump on Minneapolis: 'When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts'

President calls those protesting George Floyd's death 'thugs'

(Newser) - The governor of Minnesota on Thursday activated the National Guard, and 500 soldiers will respond to Minneapolis, which has seen protests every night since Tuesday over the Monday death of George Floyd . Also Thursday, the mayor of Minneapolis declared a state of emergency, KSTP reports. Looting, violence, smashed windows, and...

Report: Fever of 104.9 Was Ignored. Death Came Days Later

Federal review finds 53 coronavirus deaths at NJ facility where bodies piled up

(Newser) - In April, police received a tip about a body being kept in a shed at a New Jersey nursing home. They found 17 bodies in the small morgue of Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II, but that was just the first detail to emerge. At least 53 residents of the...

Trump Orders National Guard to Help in 3 Hard-Hit States

New York, California and Washington will get medical stations

(Newser) - The National Guard has been activated in the three states with the biggest coronavirus outbreaks, President Trump said Sunday, promising that more help will follow. The Guard will help build medical facilities in New York, California and Washington, the Hill reports. Eight medical stations with 2,000 hospital beds will...

Another State to Pull Its Troops From Border

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says 'crisis' is 'manufactured'

(Newser) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops Monday from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for support from border states. About 100 of the 360 troops will remain deployed under California's agreement with the federal...

NM Governor Sees No Crisis, Makes Border Move

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham orders withdrawal of most National Guard troops

(Newser) - The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state's National Guard troops from the US border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump's description of a security crisis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the partial withdrawal shortly before Trump'...

Soldiers Told to Return Overpayments From After Deployment

Iowa National Guard soldiers continued receiving active-duty pay after active duty ended

(Newser) - Hundreds of Iowa National Guard soldiers have been told they were overpaid after a year-long deployment to the Middle East and that they must make plans to repay the money, the AP reports. The 248th Aviation Support Battalion held a homecoming ceremony on Nov. 2 to celebrate returning from Kuwait...

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