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Obama: Baltimore Riots Should Prompt "Soul-Searching"

President Barack Obama said there is "no excuse" for the Baltimore riots, but he also said the entire country should be doing some "soul-searching," a day after that city was plunged into chaos. Baltimore’s rioters should be “treated as criminals,” Obama said, adding that the situation cannot be left to police. "They're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing," Obama said at an unrelated White House news conference alongside the Japanese prime minister. "It's a handful of people taking advantage of the situation." But Obama also said, in a long response to a question about the latest in a series of protests over young black men's deaths at the hands of police, that the problem wasn't a new one. "If we really want to solve the problem, we could. It would require everybody to say this is important, this is significant and that we just don't pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, when a young man is shot or when his spine is snapped." Read »
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Was Colo. Theater Gunman Sane? Testimony Begins

After nearly three years of mystery, a clearer but conflicted portrait of James Holmes emerged from the first few hours of his trial in the Colorado theater shootings. In opening statements Monday, defense lawyers portrayed him as a smiling child who enjoyed surfing with his family but who also sensed something was wrong with his mind, even at a young age. Hoping to find a fix, he set off to study neuroscience at the University of Colorado, but mental illness propelled him to commit the bloody attack on a suburban Denver movie theater in July 2012, defense lawyer Katherine Spengler said. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors say he was sane and should be executed. They will call their first witnesses Tuesday and are expected to start by calling wounded victims to the stand. Read »
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Nepal on "War Footing" as Death Toll Tops 5,000

The death toll from Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal topped 5,000 on Tuesday, as the government pushed back against criticism over a slow response and as a landslide near a trekking route left hundreds more people missing. Rescuers were still digging bodies out of the rubble in the capital Kathmandu, centuries-old buildings were flattened by Saturday’s quake and many were sleeping outside in vast tent cities for fear of being buried in further aftershocks. "The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing," the prime minister told Reuters. "It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal." Some 8 million people have been affected — with 1.4 million in urgent need of food supplies, according to the United Nations. Further complicating the relief effort, a heavy rainstorm broke out in Kathmandu on Tuesday, and on Tuesday, an avalanche hit a village near a trekking route. Up to 250 people were missing afterward. Read »
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How to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 4:33 AM
 

It was a sound like thunder.... It was really shaking shaking shaking.  

— Shristi Mainali a 21-year-old nursing student in Kathmandu, Nepal, describing Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake there.
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By Michael Rodio

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