Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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It's been nearly two weeks since armed squatters took over a federal wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon. And, despite calls from the community that leader Ammon Bundy pack up his brigade and leave town, the groups remains holed up at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League gives us additional insight into the self-proclaimed Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, who they are and what they want.

It is still unknown how many individuals are at the preserve, but ADL has identified 30 of them. Here is what we know:

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For more than a week, the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has appeared to be a strange and unpredictable armed dispute between the Bundy family, their allies and the federal government. But, in recent days, the refuge has also become somewhat of a stage for anyone with extremist views who is hungry to catch a headline.

The refuge has been visited by Bruce Doucette, 54, a self-proclaimed judge collecting "evidence" against the federal government for a citizen grand jury, Idaho lawmakers on a 'fact-finding mission,' uninvited militiamen from the Patriot movement who wanted to form a perimeter at the compound and individuals from Veterans on Patrol whose stated mission was to remove an occupier they deemed dangerous.

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