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Far more Guard troops, police than protesters at the Utah Capitol – Salt Lake Tribune

Officials stand by the large police presence, saying it ensured the small demonstration was peaceful.   | Jan. 17, 2021, 4:13 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 18, 2021, 12:59 a.m. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) One of a dozen protesters carries an upside down flag at the Utah Capitol around noon on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The Utah Capitol remained secure Sunday. Although federal law enforcement had warned of armed demonstrations at Capitols across the country in the wake of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol, only about 15 protesters showed up on the lawn of Utah’s Statehouse. Even that number is generous. For most of Sunday’s demonstration, spectators outnumbered the extremist, anti-government Boogaloo Bois who organized the rally. The only pro-Trump presence was a handful of men qui...

History-making female athlete invited to Biden inauguration – Politico

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller warms up before the start of an NCAA game against Missouri on Nov. 28 in Columbia, Mo. | L.G. Patterson/AP Photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she’s been invited to attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. “It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller posted Sunday on social media. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking,” she added, including the Twitter handles for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris — who will become the first woman to hold that office — Biden, and their inaugural committee. Attendance at the inauguration will be strictly curt...

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