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NEPAL EXPATS-CALLING HOME - Frustrated expats try phones, social apps to connect with loved ones in quake-hit Nepal. SENT: 880 words. With mainbar and other coverage.
NEPAL-EARTHQUAKE-SELFIES - Modern tragedy: 19th century watchtower demolished by Nepal quake memorialized with selfies. SENT: 130 words, photos. With mainbar and other coverage.
VIETNAM-VETERANS RETURN - American war veterans return to Vietnam to confront past, find sun and solace on 'China Beach'. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.
CASH REGISTER EVOLUTION - Not just money drawers: How registers have evolved to technology hubs. SENT: 640 words.
HAWAII CYBERATTACK - Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope website taken down in apparent cyberattack. SENT: 220 words.
MICHELLE OBAMA-STATE CHINA - Blue inspired by Hawaii waters featured in Obama state china White House being unveiled Monday. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after the 1500 GMT state dinner preview, photos.
GERMANY-AVENGERS BOYCOTT - Several hundred German movie theaters refuse to show new 'Avengers' film in rental fee dispute. SENT: 140 words, photos.
WIMBLEDON-SELFIE STICKS - Tennis fans going to Wimbledon this year can leave their selfie sticks at home. SENT: 140 words, photo.
PEN PROTEST - Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo. SENT: 530 words.
GRACELAND PLANES - Elvis Presley's airplanes, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, to remain at Graceland. SENT: 470 words, photos.
PEOPLE-KARDASHIAN-TODAY - Kim Kardashian says family supports Bruce Jenner's gender transition; that he's found peace. SENT: 130 words.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE-PHOTO GALLERY - SENT: 17 photos.
CHILE VOLCANO - Soldiers clear ash from around Chile's Calbuco volcano, while experts fear rain. SENT: 12 photos, 280 words.
EARTHQUAKE coverage including NEPAL RESCUE - Turkish rescue workers pulled a man alive from the rubble of a destroyed building today. (sent; developing)
COMING UP LATER TODAY
AVENGERS-PAUL BETTANY -- When Paul Bettany initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the 43-year-old actor could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1400 GMT, photos, video.
AVENGERS-ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- "Age of Ultron" cast members discuss their real-world view of artificial intelligence, which is at the core of the "Avengers" sequel opening Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1400 GMT, photos, video.