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Bundy clan militia takes over federal building in Oregon

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A so-called militia with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has seized a remote federal building in a frigid southeast Oregon wildlife refuge with no plans to leave. Bundy’s son,, was among the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center. “We’re planning on staying here for years, absolutely,” Ammon Bundy told The Oregonian. “This is not a decision we’ve made at the last minute.” They are armed and rallying behind two ranchers sentenced to five years in prison for arson.

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