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Amid rainbow flags and prayers, the US debate over gay marriage spilled into the sidewalk outside the Supreme Court Tuesday as justices inside heard arguments on whether such marriages should be allowed throughout the United States. The nine justices, who are due to decide in about two months whether to legalize gay marriage nationwide, "really hold our lives in their hands," said Colleen Condon, who recently married another woman. The gay lawyer's marriage is under appeal in the state.
Hungry and desperate villagers rushed towards relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal Tuesday, begging to be airlifted to safety, four days after a monster earthquake killed more than 5,000 people. I want to get out of here!" said Sita Gurung, 24, whose home had been wrecked. As the Himalayan nation's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said getting help to remote areas was a "major challenge", aid finally began reaching areas that had to fend for themselves since Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake. In a televised address late Tuesday, Koirala declared three days of national mourning for the 5,057 people known to have perished in Nepal alone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is tapping some of the biggest donors to her family's philanthropy for her presidential campaign, even as the charity is under scrutiny over its own fundraising practices.