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FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. Bland, a black 28-year-old from suburban Chicago, was found dead in jail on July 13, 2015. Texas authorities have said Bland hanged herself with a garbage bag, a finding that her family disputes. She was in custody after a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation with a white state trooper. (Courtesy of Bland family, File)The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff's office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.


8/4/2015 8:24:01 AM

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.


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Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP)A circus tent collapses as a severe storm rakes a northern New Hampshire fairground.


8/3/2015 11:04:55 PM

Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaThree U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month. American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the "big five", coined by hunters because they are the hardest to kill on foot. There has been an international outcry against trophy hunting among animal lovers since it emerged that American dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion that was a familiar sight at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.


8/4/2015 4:16:36 AM

Still image of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewThe family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail. The suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas, says that they violated her constitutional rights. Bland, 28, an African-American, was pulled over in her car on July 10 by a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, for failing to signal a lane change.


8/4/2015 8:18:12 AM

(Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded two people outside a hip hop concert in New Jersey late on Monday and is thought to have fled to nearby woods, police said.

8/4/2015 1:44:54 AM

File photo of Obama shaking hands with Castro as they hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama CityBy Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. The State Department’s senior political staff saw it differently — and they prevailed. A Reuters examination, based on interviews with more than a dozen sources in Washington and foreign capitals, shows that the government office set up to independently grade global efforts to fight human trafficking was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into inflating assessments of 14 strategically important countries in this year’s Trafficking in Persons report.


8/3/2015 1:19:49 PM

Senator Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer hold a press confernce on gun violence.NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


8/3/2015 1:13:36 PM

FILE - In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for Holmes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours, starting Thursday after Holmes' parents made an emotional plea for their son's life because he is mentally ill. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.


8/3/2015 4:42:56 PM

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.


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