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Jury Ends Day Of Work In Bundy Standoff Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury spent a third full day together but did not reach a verdict in the federal trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in April 2014.

A court official said Wednesday that jurors will return to deliberations on Thursday in U.S. District Court

The jury deliberated about three hours Thursday before returning for full days Monday and Tuesday.

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The trial took two months, and each defendant faces 10 charges including threatening and assaulting a federal officer, extortion, obstruction, weapon violations and conspiracy.

The standoff near Bunkerville was seen as a victory by states' rights advocates in an ongoing battle over federal control of vast rangelands in the West.