Day 41: Refuge takeover ends as last, reluctant holdout surrenders

The 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended Thursday as three of the four last holdouts south of Burns surrendered somewhat easily -- but it took over an hour on a live-streamed phone call and talk with an FBI negotiator for the last man to be coaxed and convinced to come out.

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Day 41: Refuge takeover ends as last, reluctant holdout surrenders

The 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended Thursday as three of the four last holdouts south of Burns surrendered somewhat easily -- but it took over an hour on a live-streamed phone call and talk with an FBI negotiator for the last man to be coaxed and convinced to come out.

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Oregon standoff: All occupiers surrender

A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities, according to a live-streamed phone call transmitted from the scene.

For a moment, the surrender took a dramatic tu...

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FBI statement: Refuge 'crime scene' to be closed for weeks

Here's the full text of a statement by the Oregon FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing on the end of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge:

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Governor, lawmakers welcome peaceful end to refuge standoff

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. and Gov. Kate Brown issued the following statements Thursday after the successful resolution of the 41-day Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

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