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Whole Foods stores gets restraining order against animal rights activist group

September 26, 2018 — From staging chicken funerals to sit ins to pouring blood red liquid on eggs in the Whole Foods store in Berkeley, Calif., members of the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere or DxE have disrupted the store enough to prompt, and win, a restraining order

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Morgan County, Colorado, livestock judging team named Reserve Champions at NWSS

January 16, 2018 — The National Western Roundup kicks off the National Western Stock Show by hosting some of the top livestock judging teams from across the country, including the team from Colorado that earned third place honors in the state contest last June. The four-person team from Morgan

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The story behind the viral “Cold-Backed” mule photos

November 13, 2017 — After being shared over 3,000 times on Facebook, there's a good chance you've seen the photos of the "cold-backed" mule from Mississippi. We caught up with Gary Walters to find out the story behind this mule with an aversion for being saddled. "I raised the

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Trial for Cliven and Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne and others to begin Nov. 7

November 6, 2017 — Jurors selection is complete and the trial for Cliven Bundy, his son Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne and others is set to begin Nov. 7. The men are charged with conspiracy, assaulting a federal officer, extortion and more for the leading a group of protesters or

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Bundy standoff participants take plea deal

October 31, 2017 — Two Idaho men involved in the Bundy "standoff" near Bunkerville, Nev., April 12, 2014, have agreed to a plea deal that assures them that they will serve no more prison time. The two pled guilty to obstructing a court order, a misdemeanor. According to Eric

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Bundy standoff participants released, some acquitted, others partly acquitted

August 23, 2017 — All four of the men on retrial for their roles in the Bundy Ranch "standoff" on April 12, 2014, were released on Aug. 22. Two of the men, Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart, were acquitted of all 10 charges, while two of the men were

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Jury deliberating Bundy protester retrial

August 21, 2017 — The four men on trial for their role in the Bundy standoff, Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexel and Ricky Lovelien now await the jury's decision. The defense — consisting of those four men — were essentially only allowed one witness while the prosecution –

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Jury selection begins in the second case against Bundy family supporters

July 14, 2017 — Federal prosecutors will move forward with their second try at locking up individuals who came to the defense of the Bundy family when the BLM gathered their cattle and threatened to sell them in 2014. Jury selection started Monday, July 10, for the case that

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One killed in Oregon occupation after more than three weeks of stalemate

January 31, 2016 — One of the anti-government protesters at the wildlife preserve near Burns, Ore., was killed Tuesday night by officers, according to the Associated Press. Eight others, including leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested during a traffic stop. The Oregonian reported that Robert "LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona rancher,

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A guide to the standoff at refuge near Burns, Oregon following ranchers’ sentencing over public lands dispute

January 11, 2016 — BURNS, Ore. — After being convicted of setting fires to federal grazing lands, two Oregon ranchers reported to prison Monday, while their supporters continued to occupy a wildlife preserve, according to the Associated Press. The standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is the latest

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