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Rally underway in Baltimore...Deadly bombings hit Baghdad...Lincoln's funeral procession re-enacted



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Groups of marchers are making their way through Baltimore, chanting for justice and carrying signs calling for peace. The group Black Lawyers for Justice is expecting at least 10,000 people to turn out for the marches and rally at City Hall over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured while in police custody. What was initially planned as a protest is now being billed as a "victory rally" after the six police officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged with felonies.

BAGHDAD (AP) — There's been a spike in bombings in Baghdad this week, and the carnage continues today. Iraqi officials say two bomb blasts minutes apart killed 17 people in a popular neighborhood of restaurants and coffee shops. Elsewhere in Iraq, seven people were killed today by a roadside bomb in Diyala (dee-YAH'-lah) province and a suicide car bombing killed three soldiers and three militiamen in Anbar province.

BAGHDAD (AP) — A prominent Yazidi (yah-ZEE'-dee) lawmaker in Iraq says Islamic State group militants have shot dead at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp. The lawmaker says the victims included men, women and elderly who were kept in a camp south of Tal Afar (tahl AH'-fur). He believes some 1,400 other Yazidis are still held in that camp.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Family members say tech executive David Goldberg, head of the online SurveyMonkey site and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, has died. Robert Goldberg wrote on his Facebook page that his brother died suddenly last night at age 47.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of people have turned out in Abraham Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Illinois, to mark the 150th anniversary of the 16th president's funeral procession. Many of those who gathered today at the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln lay in state, were dressed in period costume. Re-enactors retraced the route from a downtown train station in a replica hearse to the old capitol square. Several of the re-enactors are direct descendants of those who accompanied Lincoln's casket in 1865.

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