National Guard

Voters cast their ballots at voting booths at PS198M The Straus School on November 8, 2016 in New York City, New York.
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Maya Rajamani
September 21, 2020 - 5:18 pm
New York state is prepared to staff polling places with National Guard personnel and local government employees if its Board of Elections offices need help in November, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
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WBBM Newsradio Staff
September 01, 2020 - 12:32 pm
President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin over a week after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which sparked days of protests, unrest, and even a shooting that killed two people and injured a third.
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Elizabeth Howe
July 16, 2020 - 9:13 pm
31 states have requested an extension of federal National Guard orders. Many of the over 32,000 Guard troops that are domestically activated are currently serving in COVID-19 prevention capacities and others supporting civil unrest operations.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 24, 2020 - 12:57 pm
The D.C. National Guard has again been activated – this time to protect the capital’s monuments. Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy signed a memo activating up to 400 D.C. NG troops.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 18, 2020 - 7:05 pm
An estimated 250 Oklahoma National Guard troops will be activated to provide security at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Read more now.
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Joe DeStio
June 02, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he doesn’t think President Trump has the sole authority to send federal troops into Pennsylvania to quell violent protests.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 01, 2020 - 7:07 pm
After days of escalation across the country, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the “lawlessness” across the country “will end now.” Governors must use “overwhelming law enforcement” presence to “dominate the streets.”
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Elizabeth Howe
June 01, 2020 - 10:01 am
The National Guard has now activated 17,000 troops in 23 states in response to protests across the country. The number of activated troops is expected to continue to grow.
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Ameera Butt
May 31, 2020 - 11:43 am
The California National Guard has been deployed to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti late Saturday night. See the details of the deployment.
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Elizabeth Howe
May 11, 2020 - 3:38 pm
COVID-19 has infiltrated the offices of top senior Department of Defense leadership. The Navy’s top admiral is self-isolating after coming in contact with a COVID-positive family member. The National Guard Bureau chief has also tested positive.
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