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Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Sandra Bland Told Jailers She’d Attempted Suicide Before: Records
Jail records indicate that Sandra Bland, the woman who died of an apparent suicide in her Texas jail cell three days after her arrest, told officers that she had tried to kill herself in the past. The reason listed on two separate forms was "lost baby" and the method was "pills" — but on both forms she answered "no" if she thought about "killing yourself today." Read more in NEWS.
2. Donald Trump’s Border Wall Would Cost Billions
The GOP presidential candidate plans to visit Laredo, Texas, on Thursday to meet with local law enforcement about illegal immigration. The trip comes after he made comments about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which experts tell NBC News is a "ludicrous" proposal. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Family of Chattanooga Shooter Says He Was ‘Against Terrorism’
The Chattanooga, Tennessee, rampage that killed four Marines and a Navy sailor was "not an act of terrorism," a lawyer for the shooter's uncle said Thursday. Relatives in Jordan say last week's gun attacks perpetrated by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez were not motivated by ideology or religion. Read more in NEWS.
4. Bill Cosby Could Face New Deposition
The comedian could face a new deposition in a lawsuit by a woman, Judy Huth, who claims he molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Cosby's petition, which delayed the deposition. Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, now says she would seek to question Cosby "as soon as possible within the next 30 days." Read more in NEWS.
5. Charleston Shooter Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges
A grand jury has indicted Dylann Roof, the confessed gunman who killed nine people a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on 33 federal counts, including hate crime charges, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Wednesday. Roof, 21, went on what federal authorities are calling a "racially motivated" shooting spree during the June 17 rampage. Read more in NEWS.
6. Blasts Rock Iraq Hours Before Defense Secretary’s Trip
At least two car bombs killed 19 people in Baghdad just hours before U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrived in Iraq on Thursday. This is Carter's first trip to Iraq since becoming defense secretary in February. Read more in NEWS.
7. Two Teens Arrested After Five Found Dead in Home
The suspects, ages 18 and 16, were taken into custody after five relatives were found stabbed to death at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, home where they all lived, police told NBC News early Thursday. Officials said such a crime was "almost unprecedented" in their city of around 100,000. Read more in NEWS.
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