Nevada case pitting U.S. against ranchers goes to jury

Nevada case pitting U.S. against ranchers goes to juryBy John L. Smith LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A Nevada jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of six armed supporters of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in a tense 2014 standoff with federal agents that drew hundreds of protesters and made headlines worldwide. The six defendants are the first of 17 people to go on trial charges related to the standoff at Bundy’s property near Bunkerville, 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Las Vegas, in a case that has come to symbolize tensions in the U.S. West over the federal ownership of land that ranchers use to graze cattle.



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