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More Guard members removed from inauguration

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Enhanced security measures in place around the D.C. downtown area ahead of Wednesday’s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden., Photo Date: 1/17/21.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten additional U.S. Army National Guard members are being removed from the security mission for the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official and a U.S. Army official briefed on the matter.

The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity citing Pentagon regulations.

Early Tuesday morning, the FBI sent a list of names to the National Guard Bureau who were identified as having ties to fringe right-wing groups or had posted extremist views. No active plots against Biden were found. The information was passed from the National Guard Bureau to the D.C. National Guard.

Earlier, the AP reported that two other National Guard members had also been pulled from the security mission in Washington ahead of Wednesday's presidential inauguration, bringing the total number so far to 12.

-- By James LaPorta, reporting from Delray Beach, Florida.

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