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Police in southwestern Mississippi have a suspect in custody after eight people, including a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy, were killed across three separate locations late Saturday night, the Associated Press reports. Willie Cory Godbolt, 35, was taken into custody Sunday morning as a suspect in the multiple deaths. Godbolt also reportedly took a 16-year-old boy as a hostage. The boy has been safely released.
Lush, the activist-minded cosmetics company, was kicking off an anti-capital punishment campaign at its Michigan Avenue store, complete with speakers, including a death row exonoree, and a mini-documentary about wrongful convictions. Lush launched a special edition of its signature product, the bath bomb, to raised funds for the campaign, and it has drawn the notice of Teen Vogue, the beauty and lifestyle site Refinery29 and others.