Mississippi Teen Fatally Shot Hours After Graduation

The 18-year-old was shot three times at a Texaco gas station.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Just hours earlier, Kennedy Hobbs had walked across the stage at her high school graduation. She wore a pair of sparkling silver high heels, with her hair straightened under her royal blue cap, video of the ceremony livestreamed on Facebook shows. As a photographer captured a shot of her gripping her diploma, she smiled: The next stage of her life was about to begin. But it was cut short Tuesday night,…

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