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Nearly 1,400 Dead in Nepal Quake: Reports

A violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday destroyed ancient temples, triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and left survivors camped outside of their homes as night fell, fearful of more aftershocks, NBC News reported. The quake's death toll kept rising, with police telling The Associated Press that at least 1,394 people were confirmed dead. Inspector Yuvraj Khadka, of Nepal's national police force, also said that the rescue effort was continuing through the night. Nearly two dozen aftershocks followed the quake, including a magnitude-6.6 aftershock an hour afterwards. Hospitals were overflowing with injured people, homes were damaged, phone lines were jammed and roads had gaping cracks running along them. Climbers on Mount Everest were sent running for their lives when the earthquake set off at least one avalanche. At least eight people died and more than two dozen were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to the AP. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretary of State John Kerry said he asked U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Peter Bodde to release an initial $1 million for humanitarian assistance. Read »
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WATCH: White House Correspondents' Dinner

Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital. If it's spring in Washington, it's time for the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner. President Barack Obama had it marked on his Saturday night schedule, so expect some verbal jabs aimed at his political rivals and the reporters who cover him. And maybe even a few at his own expense. Read »
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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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