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The mothers of some of the 416 children taken from a polygamous sect's ranch say that authorities have denied them their constitutional rights and that they want their children back.

"The state of Texas has confiscated our children on an alleged allegation that has no facts. And now they're holding our children. And we want the children back," a woman who identified herself as Kathleen told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night.

The mothers of all children age 5 and older were separated from the children Monday. The mothers had the option of returning to the ranch or going to a state safe house. Read full article »

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