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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Clinton seeks debate bounce after New Hampshire rout

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Former Prineville school to become affordable housing

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Senate OKs Knopp bill targeting criminal impersonation

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Deschutes County transitioning to 'eWIC'

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Audit: OYA transition help for young women falling short

An audit released Thursday by the office of Secretary of State Jeanne  Atkins finds that transition services for female youth in state custody lag behind those available to males.

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1 dead after Tigard assault with deadly weapon call

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — A 27-year-old man is facing a murder charge after Washington County authorities say they found a man's body hidden underneath straw at a Tigard residence.

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