Peak ®, a Thai man suffering from kidney disease, holds a man hostage with a knife in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok January 9, 2012. Peak, out of frustration, held the man hostage because he was owed money. The hostage was released 30 minutes later after successful negotiations by the police, and Peak was taken to the police station.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
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- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.