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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
FBI agents have surrounded the last few demonstrators holed up at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, in a move suggesting that the weeks-long armed siege might be approaching a climax. The remaining four said they will turn themselves in on Thursday morning, local media including The Oregonian reported, after negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI on what was the 40th day of the tense standoff. The siege at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began on January 2 when protest leader Ammon Bundy and 30 armed followers, most of them from other US states, took over the site to demonstrate against federal land policies.