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All day, members of the Patriots for America waited patiently for Samuel Hall’s instructions. The group had gathered at a rented house in Kinney County, which is on the border with Mexico and about 150 miles west of San Antonio. Finally, around 7 p.m., Hall, a former Protestant missionary who is the militia’s leader, emerged from his bedroom to deliver a prayer and a brief speech. The operation that January night, Hall warned his followers, might be dangerous.At his command, the militia members and a few associates, who sometimes travel with the group, began to prepare. Kristina Binegar, a general contractor from Allen, a half hour north of Dallas, flaunted her favorite machete from her collection of blades. Nick Williams, an IT worker from Dallas, carefully…
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