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Jury acquits leaders of standoff at refuge in Oregon; Marshals tackle leader’s attorney

OREGON — An attorney for the leader of the occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge was hit by a stun gun multiple times and tackled by federal authorities in a courtroom after his client was acquitted Thursday, October 27th. Ammon Bundy’s defense lawyer Marcus Mumford demanded his client be released immediately after Bundy and six others

Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

Residents of southern Oregon’s agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that genetically engineer seeds — including biotech giants Sygenta, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer — spent about $900,000 on their failed campaign. Those that wanted