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Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said Saturday, in the latest twist to a crime that has horrified people in the small communities where the women served. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Miss., was arrested...

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