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Topic - James Thomas
Most victims of a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair have agreed to accept shares of a $13.2 million settlement offer from the state and two private companies, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.
Federal authorities who were worried about a perceived threat to the government and to President Obama "manipulated" facts and greatly overreached when they charged seven members of a U.S. militia with conspiring to rebel against the U.S. government, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday.
"A new president comes into office. The agencies that are sworn to investigate and protect him are very, very curious about what's going on out there," Mr. Thomas told jurors.
Defense lawyer James Thomas said the startling allegations don't add up.