The Case Is Reportedly 'Still Open'
A grand jury in Texas elected not to indict anyone in the death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell in July following an arrest during a traffic stop. However, the grand jury will meet again next month to examine other aspects of the case. “The case is not over," Darrell Jordan, the special prosecutor, said. "That’s what I’m stressing right now. The case is not over.” That didn't temper the disappointment of her family, though -- who have disputed the ruling that she committed suicide. "Now we're going to go through Christmas now and Sandy's not here," her mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said. "And more than that, we still have no answers as far as I'm concerned."
Ted Cruz Gaining Ground
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday (Dec. 22), Texas Senator Ted Cruz is closing in on Donald Trump's lead in the Republican party presidential race. Cruz gained eight points, and now boasts 24 percent support, just four points behind Trump's 28. Despite a five point dip, Florida Senator Marco Rubio landed third, with 12 percent in the national poll. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton held onto her lead, topping Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 61 to 30. Meanwhile, half of those polled said they'd be embarrassed if Trump were elected.
Maybe Think Twice Before Eating Chipotle?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a handful of new cases of food-borne illness linked to Chipotle. Of the five cases, three reportedly came from the same Oklahoma location, with symptoms showing up in late November. This news continues a questionable few months for the Mexican food chain, which has been linked to over 50 cases of E. Coli since October. "The epidemiologic evidence available at this time suggests that a common meal item or ingredient served at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in several states is a likely source of this outbreak," the CDC said.