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Arrests in Baltimore...Nigeria rescues more girls, women...Nepal needs tents, not tuna



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BALTIMORE (AP) — It's been a different scene in Baltimore tonight as the 10 p.m. curfew went into effect, with police arresting people gathered at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues. That was the site of rioting Monday and has since been the center of largely peaceful demonstrations. Leading up to the curfew tonight, more than 100 people were dancing in the streets, celebrating the charging of six Baltimore police officers in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer hired by Baltimore's police union says there's been "an egregious rush to judgment" in the filing of felony charges ranging from assault to murder against six officers in the Freddie Gray case. Meanwhile, one Baltimore police sergeant is warning superiors that "it is about to get ugly." In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Sgt. Lennardo Bailey says he was challenged to a fight on three of five calls he responded to Friday.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has rescued another group from Boko Haram. The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says troops freed 234 women and girls from the Islamic extremists' stronghold in the Sambisa Forest in the country's northeast. That brings the total declared rescued this week to nearly 700. There have been reports that some women fought the troops, and Boko Haram used them as an armed human shield.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government is renewing its appeal to international donors to send tents, tarpaulins and basic food supplies in the wake of last weekend's devastating earthquake. It's also asking that donors send to money if they cannot send things that are immediately necessary. Nepal's finance minister says the country has been receiving "things like tuna fish and mayonnaise." But "grains, salt and sugar" are what's really needed, along with about 400,000 tents.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign got a financial boost in its first day. The Vermont independent says he had received online contributions from 35,000 donors totally $1.5 million. Sanders is the first major challenger to enter the race for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Rodham Clinton. He's positioning himself as a liberal who would promote economic and environmental issues and oppose contentious trade legislation.

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