What We're Following This Evening

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Japan quake, cont’d: At least 7 people are dead and hundreds more are injured after a magnitude 7.1 tremor struck Kanamoto Prefecture on Kyushu. A Thursday pre-quake also killed nine people, and smaller quakes have rattled the island since.

Presidential taxes: The first family’s combined earnings reached their lowest level since taking office, with Barack and Michelle Obama reporting $436,065 in income. Bernie Sanders, fulfilling a promise at Thursday’s debate, also released his returns on Friday afternoon.

Nuns with guns?: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill Friday allowing churches to designate members who can bring firearms to services. The new law also relaxes gun permit requirements to carry holstered weapons.

News from the afternoon here