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Mississippi Attorney General Unsure if He'll Sue Google

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's attorney general says he doesn't yet know whether he'll go to court to force Google to comply with a subpoena or sue the Internet giant for violating state law.

Democrat Jim Hood said Monday that he will evaluate the current practices of the unit of Alphabet Inc., saying he hopes the Mountain View, California, company will be more agreeable to talks.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out Google's suit blocking Hood's investigation. The company has claimed Hood is wrongly trying to hold it responsible for what others do online. Hood says he's trying to determine whether Google aids criminal activity by helping people find illegal drugs or pirated music.

Google says it's still evaluating the ruling and doesn't know if it will appeal.

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