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Today: Nepal's Despair. Baltimore's Anguish.

Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines you shouldn't miss today. #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Nepal's Despair As smoke rises from funeral pyres, survivors of Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years struggle with shortages of electricity, fuel, water, medicine and sanitation. Worry grows about whether the government -- unstable and resource-starved even in good times -- can cope.  The Times’ Julie Makinen was on the banks of the Bagmati River as a family bid  farewell to their 45-year-old matriarch. Michael...