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Who is the gun-toting, brash-talking Nevada lawmaker who helped end the Oregon standoff?

Who is the gun-toting, brash-talking Nevada lawmaker who helped end the Oregon standoff?

The armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge appeared to be headed to a violent climax.

Four occupiers were sounding increasingly agitated as heavily armed FBI agents inched closer.

“They're 50 feet from me,” said Sean Anderson, during a series of telephone calls that were broadcast live over the Internet by a supporter.

On the other end of the line was Nevada state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, racing from the Portland airport to the refuge five hours away in a bid to help avert a bloody showdown. “We're speeding,” she said. “We need you to stay alive.”

During hours of tense negotiations Wednesday, Fiore, 45, emerged as an...

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