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Sandra Bland laid to rest as questions rise – USA TODAY

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo.(Photo: AP) Mourners gathered on Saturday to lay Sandra Bland to rest, as questions about the circumstances of her death continue to rise. Bland was arrested on July 10 after failing to use a turn signal and becoming combative with a state trooper, Waller County, Texas, authorities said. The 28-year-old was about to start a new…

Lafayette movie theater shooting survivor: "You needed a second to think, ‘OK … – Christian Science Monitor

Saturday, July 25, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of “Trainwreck” so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn’t notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd. “You hear one loud shot and you’re sure that’s…

Clinton, congressional Benghazi panel at odds over appearance date – Reuters

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said on Saturday the former secretary of state will testify on Oct. 22 before a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks, but a spokesman for the panel said no date had been set. Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi investigation committee, had sought to hear from Clinton on the attacks, in which four Americans were killed, and her use of a…

Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading – Washington Post

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive. It’s unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law — as abortion foes contend. What’s clear is that Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the issue…

Obama in Kenya: "This is personal for me" – CBS News

Saturday, July 25, 2015

President Obama was visiting Kenya on Saturday, his ancestral homeland, for the first time since becoming the U.S. leader. Security was very high as thousands of people lined the streets of the capital, Nairobi, trying to get a view of the president, reports CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. CBS Evening News President Obama begins two-day visit to Kenya President Obama landed in Kenya Friday, kicking off a…

Louisiana gunman’s rage dates back decades – CBS News

Saturday, July 25, 2015

For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell “Rusty” Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion. CBS Evening News Gunman in Lafayette shooting had erratic past Police say John Houser, 59, had a troubled past marked by periods of violence and mental health issues. Houser was identified as the gunman…

Funeral for woman found dead in Texas jail set for Saturday – Reuters

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A black woman found dead in a Texas jail days after she was arrested following a traffic stop will be buried on Saturday in a Chicago suburb as investigators gather more details about the circumstances of her incarceration and death. The funeral for Sandra Bland, 28, will be held at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, followed by burial in a nearby cemetery. Bland was…

Earthquake: 4.3 quake strikes near Fontana – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A 4.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Fontana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:54 a.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, Orange County and eastern Los Angeles County, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. According to the USGS, the epicenter was near the intersection of Sierra and Fontana avenues. It was…

1 Loud Shot: Survivor Describes Movie Theater Shooting – ABC News

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of “Trainwreck” so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn’t notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd. “You hear one loud shot and you’re sure that’s not what it…

Turkey Attacks Kurdish Militant Camps in Northern Iraq – New York Times

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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California will review videos targeting Planned Parenthood – Fox News

Saturday, July 25, 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Friday she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood’s procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers to see if any law was broken in the filming. Harris made the announcement in a letter to four Democratic members of Congress who had requested the investigation, saying she’ll use her office’s authority to regulate charity organizations to see…

Police: Theater Gunman Killed With Handgun He Bought Legally – New York Times

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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President Obama due to begin busy Kenya schedule – BBC News

Saturday, July 25, 2015

President Obama had dinner with his Kenyan relatives in Nairobi on Friday evening US President Barack Obama is to open a major business summit on the first full day of his landmark visit to Kenya. He has praised what he called the “dynamism” of Kenya’s business class and is expected to call for greater efforts to tackle corruption. He will visit a memorial to the 1998 US embassy bombing, before…

Defense Dept. Asks Armed Civilians to Stop Guarding Recruiters – New York Times

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Questions Still Swirling Around the Death of Sandra Bland – New York Times

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Clinton emails contained classified material: US inspector – Reuters

Friday, July 24, 2015

NEW YORK At least four emails from the private email account that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used while in office contained classified information, according to a government inspector’s letter that deepened the email controversy dogging Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The inspector general of the intelligence community wrote in a letter to members of Congress on Thursday that a sampling of 40 of 30,000 Clinton emails found at…

Mass Shootings in US Increasingly Common and Deadly – ABC News

Friday, July 24, 2015

The shooting at a Louisiana movie theater that left two dead victims and nine others injured was a shock to many local residents and politicians but does not qualify as a mass shooting according to federal standards. In 2013, President Obama signed a law qualifying a mass shooting as one where three or more victims die, meaning that Thursday night’s shooting would not count since the third death was that…