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Seven Acquitted in Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff

A U.S. federal jury has acquitted seven anti-government protesters who led an armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in the northwestern state of Oregon earlier this year. The jury in Portland, Oregon, handed down acquittals for all seven defendants Thursday. They had been charged with conspiring to impede federal employees through intimidation or force at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January. If convicted, they could have been sentenced to up to six years in prison on the...

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