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US Courthouse in Jackson named for retired Sen. Cochran

A federal courthouse in Mississippi has a new name.

Posted: Apr 22, 2018 7:33 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal courthouse in Mississippi has a new name.

According to the U.S. District Court website, the building in Jackson is now the "Thad Cochran United States Courthouse."

Mississippi media report that a measure re-naming the building was included in a recent spending bill. The language was pushed by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Cochran retired as a U.S. Senator earlier this year.

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