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King children fighting in Atlanta court

ATLANTA (AP) - The children of Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are facing off in an Atlanta courtroom Tuesday, at odds over their mother's personal papers that could factor into a lucrative book deal.

The Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King have looked more like adversaries than siblings in recent months.

The surviving three King children are involved in three lawsuits.

Dexter King, as the head of his father's estate, is seeking his mother's papers, which are currently in his sister's possession.

Bernice King is refusing to turn over the papers, claiming her mother did not want to participate in the $1.4 million book deal.

New York-based Penguin Group is threatening to pull the deal this week without the documents.


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