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Hundreds bid farewell to woman who died in Texas jail cell

Hundreds say farewell to woman found dead in Texas jail, celebrate her as 'courageous voice'
The Associated Press

LISLE, Ill. - Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail remembered her Saturday as a "courageous voice" for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death.

The Latest: Jindal says 'not time' to discuss gun control

The Latest: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says 'now is not the time' to discuss gun control
The Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. - The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theatre (times are local):

6:30 p.m.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said "now is not the time" to discuss gun control, despite repeated questions Friday outside the movie theatre where a right-wing extremist killed two people and wounded nine others before killing himself.

Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides

Texas jail death focuses attention on inmate suicide, 2nd-leading cause of death behind bars
Nomaan Merchant, The Associated Press

DALLAS - When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides.

Bland's death following her arrest for a minor traffic violation added fresh fuel to the national debate over police use of force on blacks. It also focused new attention on the longstanding problem of inmates who take their own lives.

Terminally ill woman witnesses Ohio murder-suicide

Family friction over care for Ohio cancer patient culminates in murder-suicide, leaves 4 dead
Kantele Franko, The Associated Press

LOGAN, Ohio - A man repeatedly shot his adult son and two sisters-in-law in his living room, killing them in front of his terminally ill wife, then fatally shot himself on the front porch as family tension about the cancer-stricken woman's care apparently boiled over, authorities said.

An earlier dispute about whether the woman should have been fed tea and toast or the orange her husband had peeled for her apparently set off the shooter Monday, 63-year-old Paul Gilkey.

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