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  • Federal authorities say that (clockwise from top left) David Brian Stone Sr., 44, of Clayton, Mich.; David Brian Stone Jr. of Adrian, Mich.; Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio; Tina Mae Stone of Manchester, Mich.; Thomas William Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Ind.; Joshua John Clough, 28, of Blissfield, Mich.; Kristopher T. Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, Ohio; and Michael David Meeks, 40, of Manchester, had ties to Hutaree, a Michigan militia with a goal of rebelling against the U.S. government. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

    Critical charges dropped against Michigan militia

    A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.

  • Judge tosses militia conspiracy charges

    DETROIT | A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S. The judge said their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.

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