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Ruby Ridge

Ruby Ridge

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In the first criminal action taken against a government official in the Ruby Ridge case, a senior FBI agent was charged today with obstruction of justice. In 1992, FBI agents shot and killed the wife and child of a white separatist during a siege of his home in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. There are reports that the agent charged today may have agreed to co-operate with prosecutors in their investigation of government action during the siege. NPR's Chitra Ragavan reports.