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United States National Guard: Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force
The United States National Guard is part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force. It is a military reserve force composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the Organized Militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state governments and the federal government.

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Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests [Video]

Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests

General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report..

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Minneapolis vows to disband police force [Video]

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D.C. paints street with "Black Lives Matter" [Video]

D.C. paints street with "Black Lives Matter"

The mayor of Washington, D.C., may lack authority over the National Guard and federal agents policing her streets, but she has other ways of rebuking the White House. This report produced by Zachary..

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Trump tells governors 'you have to dominate the streets' [Video]

Trump tells governors 'you have to dominate the streets'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had suggested to some governors to call in the National Guard in the face of mostly peaceful nationwide protests sparked by the death of a black man,..

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Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’ [Video]

Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’

Protesters defied curfews and threats of military force on Wednesday in nationwide protests across police brutality, while President Donald Trump touted the use of the National Guard to tamp down..

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Keke Palmer and John Boyega’s Powerful Protest Moments, Three Other Officers Charged | THR News [Video]

Keke Palmer and John Boyega’s Powerful Protest Moments, Three Other Officers Charged | THR News

Keke Palmer pleads with National Guard soldiers to "march beside us" in Los Angeles, John Boyega delivers an impassioned speech at a protest in London and all four officers involved in George Floyd's..

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Keke Palmer Asks National Guard Soldiers to 'March' With Protesters | THR News [Video]

Keke Palmer Asks National Guard Soldiers to 'March' With Protesters | THR News

Keke Palmer appeared to engage in a meaningful conversation with National Guard soldiers on Tuesday in Los Angeles, speaking out against President Donald Trump's rhetoric and requesting that the armed..

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Louisville Fires Police Chief After Fatal Shooting of David McAtee During Protest

The decision comes after local business owner David McAtee was shot and k*lled as police and the National Guard attempted to disperse protestors.

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Crowds marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (June 2) under the watchful eyes of the National Guard stationed on the steps leading up to the memorial.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that New York City police failed in their duty to stop looting and other criminal activity during protests the previous night, and that the city's mayor..

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After another night of looting and protests in New York City following the death of George Floyd, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the National Guard should not be brought to the city.

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Trump vows to 'dominate the streets' by calling in military

Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the military if state governors do not halt ongoing violent protests across the United States. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Mr Trump said: “First, we..

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Trump urges governors to crack down on violent protests [Video]

Trump urges governors to crack down on violent protests

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of..

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Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests [Video]

Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests

Residents and business owners in cities across the United States swept up broken glass, took stock of looted goods and surveyed the damage after a sixth straight night of violent protests over racial..

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Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House [Video]

Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House

Police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters outside the White House on Sunday as the United States entered its sixth day of protests over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who..

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The National Guard Deploys 5,000 Soldiers To Help With US Protests [Video]

The National Guard Deploys 5,000 Soldiers To Help With US Protests

The National Guard announced 5,000 soldiers and airmen would respond to several protests across the U.S. They said “the situation is fluid so those numbers can change rapidly.” According to..

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'Outside agitators' blamed for violent protest wave [Video]

'Outside agitators' blamed for violent protest wave

Minnesota officials said Friday's outbreak of violence across the country went beyond normal protesters and was the work of 'outside agitators' like white supremacists. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Protesters loot and set fire to Minneapolis stores [Video]

Protesters loot and set fire to Minneapolis stores

Hundreds of protesters defied an 8 p.m. curfew on Friday in Minneapolis for a fourth night of protests over the police-involved death earlier this week of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.

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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd [Video]

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander's video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that..

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Protests Continue In Minneapolis [Video]

Protests Continue In Minneapolis

Peaceful rallies turned into protests for a third night in Minneapolis. With arson, looting, and vandalism, protesters expressed their rage over the death of an unarmed black man. George Floyd was..

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Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case [Video]

Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called on Friday for an end to the violent protests that have rocked Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and said he expected "swift"..

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