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Nevada National Guard To Send Troops To Biden's Inauguration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada National Guard will send more than 200 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

The guard said in a statement Tuesday that the decision was not prompted by last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol and that the units had already been scheduled to support law enforcement at the ceremony.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that more than 30 states are planning to send National Guard personnel to assist local police with security, logistics and communications during the ceremony.