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Elevated benzene levels near Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris County officials said the Guard and hazardous materials teams have established perimeters around the Intercontinental Terminals Company […]
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California National Guard to leave border, help stop fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time to help protect communities from wildfires like the one that destroyed much of the city of Paradise last fall. The state is pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump’s border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another […]
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Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument United States – -( With all the threats of “red flag” laws and criticisim about the NRA, maybe we need to take a look at what the bigger picture is showing. It is always easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees, but you sometimes have to take a step back – and a look at the big picture shows that Second Amendment supporters have been winning the arguments. You’re wondering, “How could we be winning the...
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What Good Can A Handgun Do Against An Army?

Recall when I said this? Do you suppose this would look like great land armies getting into formation at the edges of great fields of battle and marching towards each other?  What do you think such a messy civil war in America would look like?  Bubba would be wearing a Ghillie suit, shooting a bolt action rifle, or a modern sporting rifle, and after the shot you will never hear from him again – until the next one.  And you’ll never catch him.  Police will have to decide what side to take, and if...
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Wisconsin leaders demand National Guard sex assault review

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and investigating sexual assault after Guard members alleged harassment, assault and retaliation for reporting incidents. The U.S. Air Force is already investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment within […]
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Colorado trooper killed as 'Bomb Cyclone' unleashes snow, high winds

A late-winter blizzard slammed U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states on Wednesday, unleashing a "bomb cyclone" of high winds and drifting snow that stranded motorists, canceled more than 1,300 airline flights and was blamed for the death of a Colorado state trooper. Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency due to the storm and said he had activated the state National Guard to assist in search and rescue operations. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for pa...
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Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that was expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. Wednesday’s blizzard caused widespread power outages, forced the cancellation of hundreds of […]
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Mike Pompeo's domestic travel fuels speculation about his political future

On a trip to Iowa last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got a tip from his team: the chain supermarket Hy-Vee located on his way to speak at a local high school is a go-to lunch spot for National Guard members.
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AMLO’s First 100 Days: The Ugly, the Absurd and the Good

The campaign promises of Mexico’s president generated great expectations, but the country’s hard realities may bring a reckoning sooner than later.
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Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Caracas amid nationwide Venezuela power outage

Thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday amid a nationwide power cut that has plunged crisis-hit Venezuela into further chaos and desperation for two days. The capital bristled with the security forces of Nicolás Maduro as supporters of Juan Guaidó, the National Assembly leader recognised as the legitimate interim president by more than 50 countries, poured into the city centre. It was a daring move by opponents of the Maduro government, both for the march’s unusual proximi...
Tags: Florida, News, US, Marco Rubio, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, National Guard, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, AFP On Avenida Victoria, Venezuela Jorge Rodriguez, Miguel Useche, Francisco Valencia director of the Codevida, Carmen Yagres

Michael Cohen testifies in private to House intelligence panel – live updates

Donald Trump’s former fixer returns for a fourth round of congressional testimony while Mike Pence pitches for oil and gas industrySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.11pm GMT Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who recently deployed to the southern border with the National Guard, will meet with Donald Trump Wednesday to discuss the issue.“What I saw was a really bad situation, something that I think is deserving of a national emergency, not because of the immigration issue but because ...
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Food, water, gas flows into isolated Puerto Rico islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trucks laden with food, water and gasoline are arriving on the tiny Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra after the governor activated the National Guard due to a breakdown of two ferries that carry supplies. Lt. Col. Paul Dahlen told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the National […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, National Guard, Vieques, CULEBRA, Paul Dahlen

Cal Fire to speed up the thinning of forests to lessen wildfire risks

After successive years of devastating wildfires, California’s fire agency announced a plan Tuesday that would dramatically increase removal of dead trees and other forest management efforts with the help of the National Guard. Cal Fire released a list of 35 priority fuel-reduction projects it wants to start immediately across the state over roughly 90,000 acres. That’s double the acreage the agency aimed to cover in the current fiscal year, Deputy Chief Scott McLean said. Dead trees and dry brus...
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Alaska to send National Guard troops along US-Mexico border

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will send 10 National Guard members for aerial patrol operations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the state will send the soldiers from an aviation unit for a six-month deployment beginning April 1. Dunleavy’s office says the soldiers will focus efforts in Arizona, near the border. The […]
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National Guard to supply Puerto Rico islands with food, gas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor activated the National Guard on Tuesday to rush food, medicine and gasoline to the popular tourist islands of Vieques and Culebra following a major breakdown in transportation that critics say could have been avoided. The announcement came after ferries that supply the two islands located some […]
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I Am the Night Series Finale Recap

BEGIN SLIDESHOW I Am the Night series finale recap Following last week’s fifth episode of TNT’s I Am the Night, the show drew to a close in a bloody and intense series finale, forever changing Jay and Fauna’s lives. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize...
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Two sisters aged 5 and 8 'miraculously' found after 44 hours in Californian wilderness

Armed with some outdoor survival training, granola bars and pink rubber boots, five- and eight-year-old sisters survived 44 hours in rugged Northern California wilderness before they were found dehydrated and cold but in good spirits on Sunday, authorities said. A fire chief and firefighter from a local volunteer department found Leia and Caroline Carrico in a wooded area about 1½ miles (2.3 kilometres) from their home in the small community of Benbow, where they had last been seen Friday aftern...
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Colombia, Venezuela and the next showdown

Cucuta is a Colombian city, capital of Norte de Santander department, sharing a border with Venezuela. (Map courtesy of Wikimedia/CC) Colombia (MNN) – Recent headlines coming out of Venezuela and Colombia talk about blockades, soldiers, violence, and humanitarian aid. The issues between the two countries are highly politically charged and the grist to a propaganda mill. What’s missing in the narrative is the impact on people’s lives. Over the years, inflation, poverty levels, and unemp...
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US adds 6 to Venezuela sanctions list amid political crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is adding six high-ranking Venezuelan security officials on its international sanctions list as it steps up pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The six include officials with the National Guard and police blamed for their roles in blocking humanitarian aid convoys into Venezuela. They were announced by the […]
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Mexico’s National Guard proposal goes to state legislatures

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower chamber of Congress has approved constitutional reforms that would allow the creation of a National Guard the new government wants to lead the fight against rising crime. The Chamber of Deputies voted 463 to 1 Thursday to approve the Senate’s version of the legislation. The Senate had ensured the […]
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"Star Is Born’ Producer Bill Gerber To ‘Restore’ Neil Young To Woodstock Film

Now that “A Star Is Born” is in the rearview mirror and after more than a decade as an advocate for the project, producer Bill Gerber will bring Neil Young back to Woodstock. photo: Neil Young, 1969. Photo Credit: Henry Diltz Gerber attempted to bring “A Star Is Born” back to the big screen one way or the other, with names like Whitney Houston, Aaliya, Lauryn Hill and Will Smith in the mix as Gerber was a Warner Bros. executive. Now that the Bradley Cooper / Lady Gaga vehicle has gon...
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CMP Adds New Events to 2019 National Matches Long Range Schedule

New events have been added to the 2019 National Matches Long Range schedule to expand opportunities even further for competitors. CAMP PERRY, Ohio –-( The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has added three new matches to its 2019 National Matches Long Range lineup, set to be fired at Camp Perry in Ohio, Aug. The McMaken and Speaks Memorial Match will be unlimited sighting shots and 20 record shots in 30 minutes at 1,000 yards. Awards will be given in match rifle/any sights, ser...
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National Guard probing congressman’s criticism of governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard officials said Tuesday they’re looking into whether to punish an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Wisconsin detachment for criticizing Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot with the rank of lieutenant […]
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Governors Fight Back Against Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) is recalling his state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Attacked and powerless, Venezuela soldiers choose desertion

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The simple house on a street ridden with potholes in this town on Colombia’s restive border with Venezuela has become a refuge for the newly homeless — 40 Venezuelan soldiers who abandoned their posts and ran for their lives. The young National Guard troops sleep on thin mats on the floor. […]
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Wisconsin governor orders troops to leave border

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering the state’s National Guard troops to withdraw from the nation’s southern border and return home. Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker ordered troops to Arizona in June to assist with administrative duties along the border. Evers, a Democratic, issued an executive order on Monday ordering them […]
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NM Gov Removed National Guard From Border Because There’s No ‘Real Emergency’

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) removed the National Guard troops President Trump ordered deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border in her state because she saw the move as unnecessary. “I was on the border and I’m looking and assessing whether or not there’s a real emergency or crisis and there isn’t,” she told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “And the reality is that these troops need to be available when there is a serious issue or an emergency to deal with.” While it is not surprisin...
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Oklahoma Constitutional Carry Getting Close to Passage

Opinion Oklahoma Constitutional Carry Getting Close to Passage Arizona -( -Oklahoma Constitutional Carry, in the form of HB2597, is moving forward. Here is part of the changes in the statutes. The Constitutional Carry law will remove the provisions of law that make it illegal to carry guns and knives for ordinary legal purposes. A. It Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or ot...
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Venezuela's Juan Guaido says 'all options open' after soldiers set fire to aid convoys in deadly border clashes

Aid trucks go up in flames as soldiers fire tear gas Two people killed, rights group says Around 300 wounded at Venezuela border crossings Country in turmoil as military officers defect Juan Guaido​ says 'all options open' Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-declared interim president, proposed that Washington consider "all options" to oust Nicolas Maduro on Saturday night after troops violently repelled foreign aid convoys from the border. At least two people were killed and around 300 in...
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Venezuelan soldiers set fire to aid convoys at Colombia border as two killed in clashes

Aid trucks go up in flames as soldiers fire tear gas Two people killed, rights group says Colombia says 285 wounded at Venezuela border crossings Country in turmoil as military officers defect Juan Guaido​ says 'all options on table' Humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela was set on fire last Saturday night, seemingly by troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, as two people were killed and hundreds injured in violent clashes at the borders. Volunteers working for Juan Guaido, the self...
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