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BALTIMORE (AP) — The governor of Maryland says it's time to "get the community back to normal again." Gov. Larry Hogan says the 3,000 National Guard troops and 1,000 extra police officers who were deployed to keep peace in Baltimore will be leaving over the next several days. And Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew, six days after rioting erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody.

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head is due to be arraigned today on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Officials say Demetrius Blackwell shot officer Brian Moore last night after he and his partner pulled up in an unmarked police car. Moore is in critical but stable condition.

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Police say a car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside. The crash occurred last evening in Livermore, when a driver lost control near a curve. Livermore police say the driver has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and another alcohol-related driving count.

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Some women rescued by the Nigerian military are telling tragic stories about their escape from captivity. They say Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') fighters stoned some of the captives as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women. Others were blown up by a land mine as they walked to freedom, and several were accidentally crushed by a Nigerian military vehicle. The women are among nearly 700 Boko Haram captives Nigeria's military says it has freed in the past week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that the number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half over the past four years amid a flurry of restrictive new laws. The number of abortions is also declining. Abortion opponents say clinics are closing because there's less demand. Abortion-rights groups say women still want abortions but can't get them.

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