Louisiana City's Mayor-Elect Found Dead

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Gerald Washington, who was to be the first black mayor of Westlake, La., was found dead of a gunshot wound on Saturday. The local coroner has ruled the mayor-elect's death a suicide, but Washington's family questions that finding. Eric Cormier, a reporter with the Lake Charles American Press, talks with Madeleine Brand.

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