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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.
This segment aired on January 5, 2016.