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UNDATED (AP) — The regional death toll is past 6,200 in last Saturday's powerful earthquake that shook Nepal. Most of the dead are in the country, but about 60 were killed in neighboring India and Tibet. As Nepal buries its dead, the survivors are trying to get their lives back to normal. Most of those who had been sleeping outside their homes for fear of aftershocks have moved back indoors. In the capital Kathmandu, almost all gas stations are open and a popular bakery in a suburb is once again selling fresh bread.

BALTIMORE (AP) — More protests are expected this weekend in Baltimore as the chief prosecutor considers whether to charge six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died of a severe spine injury while in police custody. Meanwhile, records show that the top Baltimore city police officer who initially pursued Gray was hospitalized three years ago following concerns about his mental health. Those concerns led deputies to confiscate Lt. Brian Rice's guns.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have pushed legislation through the House that would revoke a law in the District of Columbia that makes it illegal to discriminate against any city worker who has an abortion. House approval Thursday came on a mostly party-line 228-192 vote. It's largely symbolic because the law takes effect Saturday unless Congress votes to block it and President Barack Obama signs it.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 2,400 pages from confidential records kept on 11 priests will be made public today in Los Angeles. It's the final batch of files on clergy sexual abuse in a case that resulted in a record-setting $660 million court settlement with the Roman Catholic archdiocese. Attorneys had fought for years to keep the files secret even though the settlement called for their release.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll suggests that 60 percent of Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida overseas, while only 13 percent are opposed. About 24 percent in the Associated Press-GfK poll say they don't feel strongly either way. Nearly 6 in 10 Democrats favor using drones to target terrorist groups, while only 16 percent are opposed. Among Republicans, 72 percent are in favor and only 10 percent are opposed. Independents are more ambivalent, with 45 percent in favor and 12 percent opposed.

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