More than 300 people commit suicide each year in American jails—25 percent within the first 24 hours of incarceration and half within two weeks. About a third of deaths inside jails are caused by suicide, partly because people are reacting to the shock of incarceration. People awaiting trial or serving short sentences are housed in jails, while convicts are held in prisons.
When President Trump held a rally at a Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical plant outside Pittsburgh last week, the union gave workers two choices: Attend the rally and get paid time and a half or take the day off without pay. “No yelling, shouting, protesting, or anything viewed as resistance will be tolerated at the event,” one contractor told its workers at the site in a memo.
President Barack Obama and Joe Biden spoke at least half a dozen times before the former vice president launched his own presidential campaign. “You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Obama told Biden. Nevertheless, Obama has continued to informally advise Biden’s campaign.
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The parents of Dayton, Ohio, mass shooter Connor Betts apologized for publishing online an “insensitive” obituary of their son that made no mention of the massacre that left nine dead, but described him as “a funny, articulate, and intelligent man with striking blue eyes and a kind smile.” The obituary has since been removed.
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