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High school girls in 'misconstrued' KKK photo suing for defamation

CHICAGO - Six Barrington High School students who appeared in a photo labeled "KKK" that ignited a social media firestorm over the summer are suing the school district for defamation.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for federal court Monday.

The controversial picture, widely circulated on the internet, depicted eight smiling white teenage girls dressed in white shirts, raising their hands over their heads in an ambiguous gesture. The

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