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Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A dozen law enforcement officials in North Dakota are imploring President Barack Obama to send federal officers to help control protests against the Dakota Access pipeline.In a letter released Monday, the officers ask Obama to send 100 Border Patrol agents and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group. They say the federal help would help defray the costs and help relieve fatigue among state and local law enforcement officers

Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ��� Protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline are getting conflicting messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter.