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2 Bundy Sons Lose Bid For Release Ahead Of Trial In Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas says two sons of rancher Cliven Bundy who are accused of leading an armed confrontation with government officers in Nevada in April 2014 will remain in custody pending trial.

Like 17 other co-defendants before them, including their father, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy were deemed to be a danger to the community and a risk not to return to court.

The ruling on Wednesday came with the 19 defendants and their lawyers gearing up for a Friday hearing to set a schedule ahead of trial.

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It could be pushed back from May 2.

Seven of the Nevada defendants are also facing federal trial Sept. 7 in Oregon, where more than two dozen people face charges in a U.S. wildlife refuge occupation this year.