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Victory march planned in Baltimore...Baltimore arrests concern some experts...Nepal says some aid can't be used



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has gone from angry protests over the death of a man injured while in police custody to billing today's planned massive march a "victory rally" after the six officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest were charged with crimes. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says felony charges range from assault to murder. She says the arrest itself was unjustified.

ATLANTA (AP) — Former law enforcement officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys say the intense scrutiny being cast on the behavior of police departments nationwide recently could have negative, unintentional consequences. They say national outrage over the death of a black man while in police custody in Baltimore and the speed with which a prosecutor decided to charge the arresting officers could have a short-term chilling effect on law enforcement, where some crimes aren't pursued.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government says some aid items being sent following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake are of little use -- including things like tuna fish and mayonnaise. Officials say that besides cash, the greatest need is four hundreds of thousands of tents and tarpaulins, along with basic foods like grains, salt and sugar." The death toll has topped 6,600.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents near a large commercial warehouse on fire in Columbus didn't have to evacuate but authorities did ask them to stay indoors and shut their windows. Officials say the thick black smoke billowing into the air was probably toxic because recycled plastic and other chemicals were burning.

LONDON (AP) — Child number two is about to be born to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate. Kate was admitted early today to a London hospital. The little prince or princess -- they don't know which yet -- will be fourth in line to the throne and the fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.

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