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Naked, banjo-playing Washington man taken into custody after two-hour standoff with police

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A Vancouver, Washington man was taken into custody on Sunday after a standoff with police in which he serenaded them while standing in front of his house naked and playing the banjo.

According to Oregon’s KPTV, police received a call on Sunday afternoon about a naked man walking around his neighborhood with a knife.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found resident Andrew Helmsworth outside his house. Helmsworth refused to surrender.

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At one point during the two-hour standoff, he went inside, put on a pair of shorts and returned with a banjo, which he played for the officers before he was subdued with a non-lethal round and taken into custody.

Helmsworth reportedly assaulted a family member over the course of his bizarre outburst. He was charged with felony assault and booked into the Clark County jail.

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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident

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It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.

After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.

"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."

Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.

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Rachel Maddow shows increase in cases of COVID-19 in states where the GOP wants to move its convention

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The Republican Party is determined to have a massive GOP convention where they can have hundreds of its members, delegates and elected officials celebrate President Donald Trump. The only problem is that the coronavirus is still going strong. North Carolina's governor finally had to make a decision and tell the GOP that it was too dangerous to have that many people fly into their state while they're still trying to get the virus under control.

So, mere months before their convention, the Republican Party was forced to look for another location. As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained, however, their options aren't great. While New York has managed to flatten their curve and significantly reduce their cases of COVID-19, other states haven't been able to do the same.

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Buses roll into Washington DC filled with military troops

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It is clear that the military has been dispatched, despite reports that Defense Secretary Mark Esper reversed the plan to send active-duty troops into the city.

The moment was captured by Joyce Karam, who tweeted that as she was posting,there was a helicopter roaming around the city along with police sirens.

https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1268331136926785548

https://twitter.com/laurchamp/status/1268340303938936833

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