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Prosecutors Say Idaho Man Practiced for Months to Kill President

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new court document says a man from Idaho charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset about the country's marijuana policy. 

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for the shooting. Prosecutors say he shot at the White House. No one was hurt, but five bullets hit the executive mansion. The President and first lady were away. 

Prosecutors say they will offer evidence to show that Ortega-Hernandez's motive in shooting at the White House was to kill the president. They say Ortega-Hernandez believed Obama was oppressing citizens in various ways, including by continuing to criminalize marijuana.

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