An Election Day Role for National Guard? Maybe, but Limited

WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role....
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National Guard to Begin Leaving California Cities

LOS ANGELES — National Guard troops will be pulled out of California cities where they have been deployed for a week after rampant violence and thievery marred the first days of protests over the death of Georg...
Photo of a George Floyd death protest in Fresno, California, on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Some Violence, but California Protests Mostly Peaceful

LOS ANGELES — National Guard reinforced police in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo after a second night of violence. That was among scattered incidents that stood in contrast to largely peaceful California protests over the police killing of George F...
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National Guard Called as Minneapolis Is Burning

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard on Thursday as looting broke out in St. Paul and a wounded Minneapolis braced for more violence after rioting over the death of George Floyd, a...
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California Prepares for Coronavirus Surge in Week Ahead

LOS ANGELES — Californians endured a weekend of stepped-up restrictions aimed at keeping them home as much as possible while health officials got ready for a week with a possible dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. The mayor of the Los Angeles warned that ...