"I truly appreciate all that you do," the first lady told the troops stationed at the U.S. Capitol.
A number of lawmakers expressed deep concern over the reports, prompting a reversal.
Dozens of National Guard troops were seen on the memorial's steps as peaceful protesters gathered below.
President Donald Trump announced a militant crackdown on the nationwide anti-racism protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.
As the president spoke, police deployed tear gas and flash-bangs against protesters outside the White House demanding justice for George Floyd.
In audio of a leaked call with governors, President Donald Trump encouraged states to “dominate” protesters by force and put them in jail for ten years.
At least one officer's active-duty career is now extinct.
"Our sons went to war, but we’re here to fight the battle.”
Militarizing homeland security in the climate-change era.
Irma is expected to reach southern Florida on Saturday.