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CDA to meet Monday

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having their November meeting in Carlin Hall after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Monday.

All CDA members are welcome, drawing for free dues. There will be no lunch due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Mississippi family sues school in ‘Jesus Loves Me’ mask ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is suing a school district because they say their 9-year-old daughter was told she could not wear a mask with the phrase “Jesus Loves Me.”

Their lawsuit accuses the Simpson County School District of discriminating against the third grader because she wants to express her religious beliefs. The district requires students to wear face masks to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Louisiana man gets 25 years for torching 3 Black churches

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a “black metal” musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million.

U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays of Lafayette sentenced Holden Matthews, giving the 23-year-old man credit for 18 months he already spent in jail, U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook said in a news release.

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