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Showdown Continues In Burns, Oregon

Ammon Bundy speaks to the media as the leader of a group of armed anti-government protesters who have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon, January 4, 2016. (Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images)
Ammon Bundy speaks to the media as the leader of a group of armed anti-government protesters who have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon, January 4, 2016. (Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images)

Burns, Oregon, which has a population of about 2,700 and is located more than 100 miles from the nearest interstate highway, welcomed a number of new, temporary residents today. Reinforcements of law enforcement officers from around the state arrived in town overnight.

Authorities say the reinforcements are there to provide relief to officers who are dealing with the group of armed men, from out of town, currently occupying government buildings on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Amanda Preacher of Oregon Public Broadcasting joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti with the latest.

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