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Jury Continues Deliberations In FLDS Trial

A jury will enter its second day of deliberations at a trial against two cities in Arizona and Utah accused of functioning as agents of a polygamous sect.

The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, discriminate against people who aren't members of the sect by denying them housing, water services and police protection.

The towns deny the allegations and accuse the federal government of persecuting town officials because it disapproves of their religion.

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Jurors will decide whether the communities have discriminated against nonbelievers and, if so, whether six people should be financially compensated for emotional distress.

If the jury concludes the cities committed constitutional violations, U.S. Judge Russel Holland would later impose remedies.