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A 41-year-old man was found dead inside his Bexar County Jail cell Friday morning—the fourth death by suicide at the facility this month.

“It’s just something you don’t want to have happen,” says Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau, whose office operates the jail. “I think the emotional loss for the family, for our deputies, for every person in this organization, it just tears you up.”

Pamerleau says deputies are heartbroken—including one who was in charge of a unit where one man died.

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The San Antonio Zoo is investing $1 million to expand and improve the animal habitats. Three lion cubs, whose first birthday celebration was today, will benefit from the renovations.

TP, Josh and Axelle, the three cubs, were rough housing with their parents as Tim Morrow, the zoo’s CEO, said they’re getting a birthday present, a habitat that’s 25 percent bigger.

To have these lions growing up here and have people be exposed to them and see them grow over the year as they come and visit is very exciting for us,” Morrow says.

Guns are a major issue in the current political season. We’ve recently seen Democratic members of Congress stage a sit down strike on the floor of Congress and a Fillibuster by a Senate Democrat calling for votes on keeping guns from suspected terrorists on the no fly list.

“Making a Killing” is a documentary by Robert Greenwald takes a look at the untold stories of guns in America and the political power of the National Rifle Association.   

This week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered the ruling that the Texas Voter ID Law violates a key section of the Voting Rights act. The courts have held that the Texas Voter ID law undercuts federal voting protections for Hispanics and African Americans.

"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opened on Broadway in 1978 and was a hit musical comedy, winning two Tony Awards. In 1982 it was turned into a film with Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. The play and the film told the story about the Chicken Ranch – a brothel – which was a Texas institution.

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