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KNOW IT ALL: Monday's Top 6 Stories at NBC News

The death toll climbs in Nepal, and a closely watched trial opens in Colorado.
/ Source: NBC News

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:

1. Nepal earthquake toll climbs

The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has climbed past 3,600, and aid agencies say it will be higher once rescuers reach isolated rural areas, including whole villages perched on the sides of mountains. Read more in NEWS.

2. Rescue on Everest

Clear weather helped rescue helicopters airlift stranded climbers, two by two, down to Mount Everest base camp after a deadly avalanche left them trapped for two days at high altitudes. Read more in NEWS.

3. Trial opens in Aurora movie theater massacre

Opening statements are set for today in the trial of James Holmes for the 2012 massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes has pleaded insanity. Prosecutors are expected to argue that Holmes planned the attack for weeks. Read more in NEWS.

4. Supreme Court readies for gay marriage arguments

The Cincinnati man who gave his name to a historic Supreme Court gay marriage case says he’s hopeful as lawyers get ready for arguments this week. The justices will ultimately decide whether gay couples can wed in all 50 states. Read more in NEWS.

5. UFC fighter a suspect in hit-and-run

The champion mixed martial arts fighter Jon “Bones” Jones has been named a suspect in a hit-and-run accident involving a pregnant woman at an intersection in New Mexico. Read more in NEWS.

6. For-profit college chain closing 28 schools

It’s believed to be the biggest shutdown in the history of American higher education: A company called Corinthian Colleges is closing its remaining 28 for-profit schools, putting 16,000 students out of school. Read more in NEWS.

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