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UNDATED (AP) — More than a thousand protesters are rallying in Baltimore to vent their anger over the death of a young black man who was severely injured while in police custody. There's also a demonstration in New York City. Several hundred people are protesting Freddie Gray's death at Union Square in Manhattan. More than a dozen people have been arrested.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their case against Colorado theater gunman James Holmes Today, three police officers who responded to the deadly 2012 attack described a hellish world of bloody victims, noxious smells and blaring sounds. Defense lawyers say schizophrenia compelled Holmes to kill and are asking for a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.

BOSTON (AP) — The defense in the penalty phase of the trial for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is presenting witnesses that it hopes will convince jurors to sentence Tsarnaev to life in prison instead of death. His third-grade teacher testified today that, as a child, Tsarnaev was quiet, hardworking and "always wanted to do the right thing."

SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old who's accused of firing a gun inside his Washington state high school is facing five charges. The charges were filed today in juvenile court. Arraignment is scheduled for May 11. No one was injured in Monday's shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle. A teacher tackled the boy after he fired two shots.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch is being declared a total loss. But astronauts at the International Space Station say they'll get by without the delivery of fresh food, water, clothes and equipment. The Progress capsule with 3 tons of goods began tumbling when it reached orbit Tuesday, after launch from Kazakhstan.

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