Daniel Laske, a ‘Social Justice Warrior,’ Dies at 21

He wanted to combine his passions for medicine and politics to make the world a better place. Then he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Pentagon May Send Troops to Assist With Vaccines, Enlarging Federal Role

The move would be the first significant sign that the Biden administration is taking more control of a vaccine distribution effort that states are struggling to manage.

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3 Die in National Guard Helicopter Crash Near Rochester

The helicopter, which was on a routine training mission, crashed in a field. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

The nation’s military has a history of downplaying white nationalism and right-wing activism, but the siege of the Capitol has created a new urgency for dealing with them.

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National Guard Provides Covid Vaccine Help in Overwhelmed States

At least 16 states and territories are using the National Guard to give shots, drawing on doctors, nurses, medics and other troops who are skilled in administering injections.

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

An Army National Guard officer at Lafayette Square plans to tell lawmakers that the Park Police unleashed an “unprovoked escalation” on peaceful protesters last month.

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Trump’s Actions Rattle the Military World: ‘I Can’t Support the Man’

The president’s threat to use troops against largely peaceful protesters, as well as other attempts to politicize the military, have unsettled a number of current and former members and their families.

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Aggressive Tactics by National Guard, Ordered to Appease Trump, Wounded the Military, Too

Some members of the D.C. Guard — comprising more than 60 percent people of color — have not told family they were part of the crackdown. Guard leadership, concerned about public opposition, even warned against buying food from vendors.

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A 96-Year-Old Veteran Was Near Death. Then He Met His Social Worker.

After Covid-19 killed his wife, George Crouch had little spirit to fight his own battle against the disease. But he found common ground with a military visitor.

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Report Paints Scathing Picture of Nursing Home Where 17 Bodies Piled Up

Members of the National Guard will disinfect the New Jersey home, where residents were placed in “immediate jeopardy,” a federal review found.

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