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Gov. Eric Holcomb says Indiana is prepared ahead of potential protests this weekend stemming from last week’s insurrection in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Capitol Police say they have locked down all buildings within the U.S. Capitol complex as violent supporters of President Trump have breached the Capitol building and continue to clash with police.

Police have alerted individuals to shelter in place, citing a "security threat inside the building."

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican ally of Trump's, confirmed on Fox News Wednesday afternoon that he heard on a Capitol Police radio that there were "shots fired" in the building.

"People are hurt," he said.

Michigan GOP Lawmaker Punished For Not Denouncing Violence

Dec 14, 2020
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Michigan has been disciplined for not denouncing potential violence at the Michigan Capitol before Democratic presidential electors are to meet to vote for Joe Biden, who won the state over President Donald Trump. Rep. Gary Eisen told WPHM-AM on Monday that he planned to help with an unspecified "Hail Mary" GOP plan to challenge the election, conceding the "uncharted" action likely would not change the result.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some buildings and businesses in downtown Indianapolis have boarded up windows and taken other security steps to prepare for possible unrest surrounding Election Day. WISH-TV reports an eye care practice on Monument Circle and a nearby bank put up boards over the weekend after both businesses suffered extensive damage during May disturbances after the death of George Floyd. Danielle Cooney, the general manager of Soupremacy restaurant near the circle, doesn’t want to board up but fears that if the election gets so heated and emotional, some people could act out.

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South Bend officials are concerned about what they describe as increasing amounts of gun violence and fighting in the city. 

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ESCANABA, Mich.  — A city council member in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has apologized for jokingly suggesting shooting demonstrators who commit violence or vandalism during a July 4th celebration.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says the Indiana State Police and National Guard are ready to deploy to any community around the state that requests assistance. 

Holcomb says the National Guard was used over the weekend to protect state properties amid violence from a few who sought to co-opt protests over racial injustice and police brutality, particularly against black Americans.

State Police troopers were sent to more than a dozen cities around the state to support local law enforcement.

Holcomb says he’s relying on local officials to request that support.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’ll continue to work on his “to-do list” for addressing systemic racism and injustice in Indiana.

Holcomb Monday spoke about this past weekend’s protests over racial injustice and police brutality, particularly against black Americans.

He did not directly address the latter issue – he only praised what he calls “restraint” shown by law enforcement. There were multiple reports of police in Indiana using tear gas on peaceful protesters, before demonstrations became violent.

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UPDATE:

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Police say two people are dead following shootings that occurred late Saturday night amid violent protests in downtown Indianapolis.

The deadly shootings happened at Market and Talbot streets and 10 E. Market St. Two people were also shot in the area of Alabama and New York streets, according to IMPD. Their condition was unknown.

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A gathering of a few hundred people in downtown Indianapolis Friday that stretched from the afternoon until night ended in police officers releasing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at the crowds. 

That set off hours of chaos downtown that stretched into early Saturday when a CVS drug store was set on fire

The protest, like others around the country, follows the death of George Floyd while in he was Minneapolis police custody.

Family Meals Can Strengthen Bonds, Improve Nutrition

Dec 27, 2019
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During the holidays, many Hoosiers will sit down for family meals and recent data suggests these gatherings can have social, physical and emotional benefits.

Family mealtime can strengthen family connections and improve nutrition, says Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman.

"It’s a protective factor all around, for teens as well as younger kids, so we know that big benefits to sitting down and having a meal together," says Silverman. 

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Today the University of Notre Dame announced that escalating violence in Hong Kong is requiring N.D. to suspend study programs there.  Here is a portion of the university's release:

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Nov. 20) that it has suspended spring 2020 programming at three Hong Kong universities because escalating violence poses an unacceptable risk to the 14 Notre Dame students slated to attend classes there.