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Claiming victory in Baltimore...Possible chilling effect seen in Gray case...Anger at lack of quake aid



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BALTIMORE (AP) — A march today in Baltimore is expected to draw thousands of people but it's being called a victory rally instead of a protest after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a spinal injury while in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says she concluded from the police investigation that the arrest itself was unwarranted and that his neck was broken because of the way he was handled by arresting officers.

ATLANTA (AP) — There's worry among experts that the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore may have a chilling effect on law enforcement with officers tempted to ignore lesser crimes rather than risk misconduct allegations. Former law enforcement officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys say white officers will likely face the most pressure when it comes to dealing with minority suspects.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Anger is growing about the lack of aid arriving at some Nepalese villages a week after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Three trucks with a police escort sped through one village in a central district today. The villagers say they are barely eating once a day, surviving with whatever they could forage from the debris of their collapsed homes. The quake death toll is above 6,600.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A televised trial has begun in the Afghan capital, Kabul, over an incident that sparked a civil society movement to limit the power of clerics, strengthen the rule of law and improve women's rights. Forty-nine suspects, including several police officers, are charged in the March beating death of a woman in a frenzied attack sparked by a bogus accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran.

LONDON (AP) — Die-hard royal fans have camped outside St. Mary's Hospital in London draped in Union Jack flags and waving festive banners as they wait for the big event. Prince William's wife Kate was admitted early today for the birth of the couple's second child, who will be fourth in line to the throne and the fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. There won't be any more announcements until after the birth.

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