Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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The FBI confirms that all of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge have turned themselves in and are in custody.

David Fry, a 27-year-old Ohio man, had been the lone holdout at the refuge. Then, after more than an hour of negotiations and threats to kill himself, Fry got up and walked out.

The FBI reported that "no one was injured, and no shots were fired."

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The occupiers of the federal wildlife refuge in Oregon did not immediately surrender to law enforcement at 8 a.m. local time Thursday, as had been tenuously agreed to the night before. Instead, they waited for Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and the Rev. Franklin Graham be there to accompany them when they surrendered.

Fiore and Graham were preparing to make their way to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge to help escort out the remaining occupiers Thursday morning.

In a livestream audio stream posted on YouTube, Fiore could be heard directing the individuals still at the refuge to stay calm until she could get to them. Meanwhile, individuals at the refuge reported hearing the sounds of helicopters and a drone overhead.

Fiore asked the occupiers to follow instructions and stay peaceful because "God has his hand in this."

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After 40 days, the FBI began an attempt to end the standoff at the federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and the high-stakes negotiation were caught on YouTube lifestream.

According to a statement from the FBI, law enforcement officials moved into the refuge Wednesday after spotting an ATV vehicle driving outside of a perimeter established by the militia. Law enforcement approached the individual and "he returned to the encampment at the refuge at a high rate of speed." Then, the FBI surrounded the compound and created barricades.

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There was a time when voters in South Carolina could be counted on to settle the Republican nomination score.

In 10 days, we'll see if they can untangle this GOP primary mess.

Between 1980 and 2008, South Carolinians accurately picked the Republican nominee every time. Then, in 2012, they selected southern son Newt Gingrich in a hot potato contest when Mitt Romney eventually became the GOP nominee.

"Right now, I just see it as really muddled," David Woodard, a political science professor and pollster based at Clemson University, said Wednesday morning as attention shifted from New Hampshire to South Carolina. "I don’t know where we are going to be. I don’t know if we will be the old state that picks the nominee or if we are going to pick the flavor of the week."

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the projected second-place finisher in New Hampshire giving the governor a stunning boost in the Republican primary, according to NBC and ABC and placing him atop the unofficial race for the Republican Party's establishment lane.

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Donald Trump, the boisterous billionaire who has made restrictive immigration policies the centerpiece of his campaign, is projected to handily win the New Hampshire primary and in doing so, gave the Republican establishment a collective heart attack.

His win was called immediately after polls were closed at 8 p.m. EST.

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