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Military Police Considered Using Heat Ray on D.C. Protesters, Whistle-Blower Says

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Hours before law enforcement officers violently cleared protesters from a square outside the White House in June, a top military police officer sought out weaponry...
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Retired Colonel Criticizes ‘Solitary Confinement’ of Quarantined Soldiers at Guantánamo

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This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — A retired Minnesota National Guard colonel whose daughter recently deployed...
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Live Updates: Jacob Blake Had Knife at Time of Police Shooting, Officials Say

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Here’s what you need to know: ImageWisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul during a news conference about the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man,...
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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

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Six months and a second wave into the worst of the coronavirus pandemic’s spread in the United States, the virus continues to ravage American communities....
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Military Surveillance Planes Didn’t Spy on Protesters, Pentagon Report Finds

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WASHINGTON — Deploying a little-known National Guard reconnaissance plane in four American cities to monitor protests this spring did not violate rules against the military...
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Despite Evidence, Park Police Chief Says ‘Tremendous Restraint’ Was Used in Lafayette Clash

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WASHINGTON — Confronted by lawmakers multiple times with videos of Park Police officers advancing on protesters and beating reporters in Lafayette Square last month, Gregory...
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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

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WASHINGTON — An Army National Guard officer who was called in to enforce the crackdown on protests in Lafayette Square last month will tell lawmakers...
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Air Force Investigates Military Planes That Monitored Protesters

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WASHINGTON — The Air Force inspector general is investigating whether the military improperly used a little-known reconnaissance plane to monitor protests in Washington and Minneapolis...