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Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s family for ambulance ride & and more news

It’s Thursday! Only one day to the weekend, so start making all of your fun plans. But first wake up with these news headlines. 

1. Soon to be occupying a jail cell

The four remaining occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge have agreed to surrender. Late last night, FBI agents moved in to surround the refuge; a live phone feed was broadcast on YouTube. The occupiers originally said they’d wouldn’t fire unless they were fired upon or attacked with tear gas, but by the end of the call they’d agreed to turn themselves in. Cliven Bundy, the rancher whose sons were leading the occupation, was also arrested in Portland. — The New York Times

2. Despicable

Tamir Rice‘s family has been billed for his final ambulance ride. The city of Cleveland has filed a claim against the family for $500 for the boy’s trip in an ambulance after being fatally shot by cops in 2014. Even the president of the police union called the action “unconscionable.” — CNN

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3. And then there were seven

Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have ended their bids for the presidency after their resounding defeats in the New Hampshire primary. The seven remaining candidates, including a newly energized John Kasich, who finished second in the Granite State, are hitting the campaign trail in South Carolina hard. — CNN

4. Feds step in

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the city of Ferguson to force the city to make the reforms it had previously agreed to adopt. The feds have required things like better police training and changes to the local courts, but the city council has dragged its feet, complaining about the high price tag. The city will now have to add legal fees to the bill. — NBC News

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5. Un ugh

North Korea has reportedly executed one of its top military leaders, according to South Korean officials. He was charged with corruption and other crimes, but a South Korean official said that Army General Ri Yong-gil was killed in a move to consolidate Kim Jong Un’s power. — NBC News

6. What happens in Vegas… might determine the next president

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are looking ahead to the Nevada caucuses, hoping to prove themselves in the next contest of the presidential primary race. The pressure is on for Clinton, who was trounced in New Hampshire on Tuesday, to regain her momentum as the front-runner. For Sanders’ part, the Nevada caucuses will be closely watched as evidence that he can, or can’t, carry a racially diverse state. — The New York Times

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