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A Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was taken into custody Thursday for contempt of court, US media reported. Kim Davis, who has refused to yield despite a US Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of gays to marry, told the court it was against her Christian beliefs to issue licenses to same-sex couples. US District Judge David Bunning ordered her jailed, saying she could be released if she complies with the order to resume issuing licenses, according to ABC.
US celebrity Paris Hilton is getting back a diamond-topped gold ring lost in Poland thanks to an honest fireman, airport officials in the central city of Lodz said Thursday. The 34-year-old heiress to the Hilton hotel empire, known for her wildly extravagant lifestyle, was in the city last week for a fashion show when she lost a large ring between the seats of a VIP airport shuttle. Finder Mieczyslaw Cieslaczyk "took it to the airport lost-and-found without knowing it belonged to the celebrity," Lodz airport spokeswoman Ewa Bienkowska told AFP.