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Jury acquits leaders of standoff at national wildlife refuge in Oregon of conspiracy

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Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, has been arrested in Oregon. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, has been arrested in Oregon. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon have been exonerated in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.

A jury found brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy not guilty of possessing a firearm in a federal facility and conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Five co-defendants also were tried one or both of the charges.

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