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Cliven Bundy -- the Nevada rancher behind a 2014 showdown with federal authorities and father of two leaders arrested in the Oregon standoff -- has been accused of six violations of federal law, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and assault of a federal law enforcement officer.

Bundy was arrested late Wednesday evening in Portland, Oregon. The allegations contained in the criminal complaint filed in Nevada are focused on the 2014 showdown at his Bundy Ranch. None of the charges pertain to the Oregon refuge standoff that his sons were involved in.

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An Iranian official said "Republican rivals of the current US administration" attempted to stall last month's Iranian-U.S. prisoner swap until the eve of the U.S. presidential election, Tasnim News Agency reported.

According to the semi-official Iranian news outlet, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, made the claims during a speech Thursday at a rally in Yazd, Iran.

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The FBI confirms that all of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge have turned themselves in and are in custody.

David Fry, a 27-year-old Ohio man, had been the lone holdout at the refuge. Then, after more than an hour of negotiations and threats to kill himself, Fry got up and walked out.

The FBI reported that "no one was injured, and no shots were fired."

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As the four remaining occupiers at the Oregon wildlife refuge prepared to turn themselves in to federal authorities on Thursday, a former Oregon occupier said that her husband, who had also been present at the refuge, was just arrested.

Melissa Cooper wrote on Facebook on Thursday morning that Blaine Cooper was arrested by the FBI. Cooper's alleged arrest was also mentioned on the livestream of the remaining Oregon militiamen preparing to turn themselves in to the FBI.

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