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Daybook: Mega Millions IN Ticket & Notre Dame In Mexico City

Good morning! Here are some of the top stories today:

  • From the Associated Press: A small Indiana town where a Mega Millions ticket worth an estimated $540 million was sold is buzzing with speculation about who might be the big winner. The winning ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at a Speedway station along Interstate 70 in Cambridge City, a town of about 2,000 residents 50 miles east of Indianapolis. Town Council President Mark McCarty says if the winner is a local, it won't take long for word to spread about who it is. Cambridge City Chamber of Commerce President Beth Leisure says she's "happy for whoever it is," even if the winner isn't from the town known for its antique stores. Robert Williams, who works at the town's National Road Antique Mall, says customers are excited and "everybody's wondering who it is."


  • From the Associated Press: The University of Notre Dame is opening an office in Mexico City. The Rev. John Jenkins, president of the university, called the office a first step in a planned expansion of ties between the university and Mexico. Jenkins said like many universities in the United States, Notre Dame first looked to Europe and more recently to Asia for valued partnerships. He says the university is now turning its attention toward Mexico. Jenkins and others from Notre Dame are visiting Mexico as part of an official university delegation. He says the partnership with Mexico is critical for the future of the Catholic Church in the United States. He says it is also critical to confronting economic and social issues of North and South America.


  • From the Associated Press: A councilman in northwestern Indiana's Lake County is calling for a federal investigation into a man's death at the county's jail. Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington also wants the public release of a video of jail employees restraining and stunning 39-year-old Gregory Thomas Smith before his March 2015 death from cardiac arrest. Washington tells The (Munster) Times (http://bit.ly/29oBbv9 ) the video shows corrections officers pushing Smith to the floor and holding him down as he pleads for help and complains he cannot breathe. His family is suing the county over his death, which came after he was arrested for speeding. Sheriff John Buncich declined to comment, citing the litigation. He says the judge in that case has ordered the video sealed. Buncich says the Justice Department is aware of Smith's death.


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