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General News    H3'ed 1/31/16

Ammon Bundy issues new call for last occupiers to leave Oregon refuge

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The jailed militia leader Ammon Bundy has again appealed to the four people still occupying the Malheur national wildlife refuge in southeast Oregon to surrender, saying the protest he led there “was never meant to be an armed standoff.” In a cellphone call from the Multnomah County jail in Portland, where Bundy and other activists have been held on federal felony charges since their arrests and the fatal shooting of activist Robert LaVoy Finicum in a traffic stop on Tuesday, the Idaho rancher told the remaining occupiers to “go home to your families.”
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