Armed forces

Protestors march Thursday, June 4, 2020, in San Diego. Protests continue to be held in U.S. cities, sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 05, 2020 - 9:47 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says her brother's death three years ago was similar to Floyd's. — California governor orders end to holds by police that block...
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President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 05, 2020 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The condemnation Friday came in an op-ed in The...
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In this Sunday, May 31, 2020 photo, Athens-Clark County police officers in riot gear and backed up by a military vehicle move in on the protesters to remove them from Broad Street in downtown Athens, Ga. The protest was organized to demonstrate the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking demonstrations and riots around the country. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of George Floyd in police hands has pushed the U.S. military to search its soul and to admit that, like the rest of America, it has fallen short on racial fairness. Although the military historically has prided itself on diversity, leaders acknowledge that black troops...
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PHILIPPINE SEA (June 4, 2020)In this June 4, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor in Guam. The carrier has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region, 10 weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined Navy warship. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier/U.S. Navy via AP))
June 05, 2020 - 6:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy's signature warships, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors wearing...
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In this undated and unknown location photo made available by Human Rights Watch, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist displays a common Thai protest, three-finger hand sign. The human rights group says Wanchalearm, a self-exiled political activist, has been abducted in Cambodia, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting anti-government exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Human Rights Watch via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 4:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the...
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National Guard soldiers and Department of Homeland Security Police secure a fence barricade as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 04, 2020 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington, D.C., pressed the Trump administration and several state governments Thursday to justify the legality of their decision to send a growing contingent of National Guard troops to the nation's capital in the wake of street protests. D.C. Attorney...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 04, 2020 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not only drawing criticism from his usual political foes but also backtalk from his defense secretary, his former Pentagon chief and a growing number of Republicans. A day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper shot down Trump's idea of using active-duty...
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This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 03, 2020 - 11:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, delivering a victory to protesters who have filled the streets from coast to coast to fight police brutality and...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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June 03, 2020 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States Wednesday, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 03, 2020 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle space” and accused of failing to keep the military out of politics. At the same time, eleven months into the job, Esper is...
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