FBI encircles four holdouts at Oregon wildlife refuge

The last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon vacillated between hysteria and calm while assessing their options as the FBI attempted with a bullhorn to negotiate an end to the standoff that began weeks ago. Refuge occupier Sean Anderson said he spoke with the FBI and that he and three other holdouts will turn themselves in at a nearby FBI checkpoint at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Lawyers, guns but so far no money

What an odd, evolving story about former Granite City Police Lt. Thomas Paul, who on Monday was charged with three counts of obstructing justice and one of official misconduct. As is so often the case, one charge related to the initial mistake, three related to the cover-up — what we might call the Nixon corollary.

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