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Hoping to find help among friends or family members, or just hoping to get out of their country's devastated capital, thousands of Haitians fled Port-au-Prince on Monday by the busload and headed for the countryside. Meanwhile, the top-ranking American commander in Haiti called an estimated death toll of 150,000 to 200,000 a "start point," according to The New York Times.

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A boat carrying about 150 Haitians capsized near the Turks and Caicos Islands in the early hours of Friday. Local police had tallied 20 fatalities later in the day, but the U.S. Coast Guard was still on the case, hunting for dozens still missing after about 70 had been rescued.

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