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Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

 


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.

The move came years after the convictions of Dwight and Steven Hammond, part of a family in the high desert of eastern Oregon known for its generosity and community contributions.

"Our family is grateful to the president and all who worked to make this possible," the Hammond family said in a statement.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a well-known figure in the battle over p...



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