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The James H. Meredith statue on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty)

A 'shameful and ignorant act'

A former University of Mississippi student was indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope and a flag featuring the Confederate battle flag around the neck of a statue of James Meredith, the university's first black student.Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of conspiracy to...

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