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Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state's ban on same-sex marriages

JACKSON — A gay-rights group and two lesbian couples have filed a federal lawsuit to try to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Campaign for Southern Equality; Rebecca “Becky” Bickett and her longtime partner, Andrea Sanders, who were denied a Mississippi marriage license earlier this year; and ...

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Police find Attorney General Hood's stolen handgun

JACKSON — Jackson police have recovered a handgun stolen several weeks ago from the personal vehicle of Attorney General Jim Hood. The gun was found at the home of a 72-year-old man involved in a domestic dispute, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the gun and other personal items were stolen from Hood’s vehicle during daylight ...

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Hinds County judge blocks state takeover of Delta schools

LEFLORE COUNTY — Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd has blocked the state’s takeover of the Leflore County school district. Kidd ruled today that the district is owed a formal hearing before the state can depose the current superintendent and school board. The state has said it used another section of state law and no formal hearing was required before ...

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Fewer than 5,000 Mississippi foreclosed homeowners to get financial settlements

About 4,235 Mississippi homebuyers whose homes were foreclosed on may be eligible for cash payments under a national settlement reached with five giant banks for fraudulent foreclosure practices, Attorney General Jim Hood’s office said. The national foreclosure fraud settlement provides an estimated $47.1 million in direct relief to Mississippi homeowners and addresses future mortgage loan servicing practices, Hood said soon ...

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