New Sandra Bland video shows her in jail days before death


Texas authorities released new video of Sandra Bland in jail days before her death, hoping to dispel conspiracy theories that she was dead before arrival. The hours of footage, released Tuesday, shows the 28-year-old making phone calls, talking to police, getting her mugshot taken and moving through the jail following her traffic stop arrest. She appears calm in most of ...

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Boy, 6, dies, 11 others injured in church bus crash in Indiana apparently caused by suspended-licensed driver’s error: police


A 6-year-old boy riding in a church bus died on Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle swerved off the road and rolled over off eastbound I-70 highway in Indiana, police said. The crash threw Jacob Williams from the vehicle at around 4:10 p.m., and the careening bus fell over on top of him, according to the Indiana State Police. Officials with the ...

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Alleged pot-smoking stripper learns from Daily News reporter that roommate is trying to boot her from Chelsea apartment


Awkward! A songwriter for Nickelodeon wants a judge to evict her pot-smoking stripper roommate — and got into a heated argument with her on a Chelsea sidewalk Tuesday after the roomie found out about the boot bid from a Daily News reporter. Alicia Angel, 32, says in court documents that Erin Reed “has a history of intentionally reckless conduct” that’s ...

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Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech

LISLE, IL  - JULY 25: Daija Belcher, 5, holds a sign in front of the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church during the funeral service for Sandra Bland on July 25, 2015 in Lisle, Illinois. Bland's death roused suspicion nationwide after the 28-year-old was found hanging from a plastic bag three days after she was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a traffic violation. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

The week after Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell after what appeared to be a routine traffic stop, her name started trending on social media. Facebook users began sharing video of Bland’s arrest and photos of the 28-year-old woman. Twitter users brewed a conspiracy theory that Bland’s death, which authorities have said was suicide, had been staged by ...

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Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan during first presidential visit to Ethiopia

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President Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world’s newest nation from collapsing amid civil war. “The possibilities of renewed conflict in a region that has been torn by conflict for so long, and has resulted in so many deaths, is something ...

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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A woman who was arrested at her ex-husband’s place of work Friday died in her jail cell bed over the weekend, police say. Ralkina Jones, 37, of Cleveland, died on Sunday in the Cleveland Heights jail. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Monday. Spokesman Chris Harris told HuffPost that there were “no suspicious injuries” to Jones’ body, ...

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Jill Scott On Bill Cosby: He’s In One Of The ‘Most Dangerous Positions’


Jill Scott says she hasn’t always enjoyed the freedom of speaking her mind — but she’s doing it now and owning it: “Finally I can say ‘I’m a grown ass woman.'” Last week, the Grammy Award-winning R&B diva commemorated her 15-year anniversary in music with the release of her fifth studio album, “Woman.” In the weeks leading up to the release ...

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Ramarley Graham’s Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet


NEW YORK — It’s been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed black teen gunned down at his home in the Bronx in 2012 by NYPD Officer Richard Haste. And it’s been nearly a year since the DOJ told Graham’s family it had launched a ...

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