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Earthquake in Nepal

Government and private aid groups are still tallying the number of people killed by the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. The official death toll of 3,700 is sure to rise as more victims are discovered in the rubble of collapsed buildings in the capital, Kathmandu, and in villages nearer the quake's epicenter. Many communities appear to have been completely flattened, but roads blocked by landslides have made them inaccessible to relief organizations. International aid is urgently needed to prevent the situation from descending into chaos and anarchy as thousands of desperate people struggle to survive without food, water, medical care and electricity. The U.S. has...