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500 National Guardsmen In Baltimore, 1500 more Expected

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Roughly 500 Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen were called to Baltimore today, with an additional 1,500 expected to arrive by the day’s end, after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. This comes after Monday’s riot over the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, who died of a severe spinal injury he suffered while in police custody — and during a time of national debate over police use of force.