Volunteers unload donated supplies during heavy rains in Darrington, Wash., Friday. One week after a massive mudslide hit nearby Oso, crews are working to find and identify victims. Data about landslides' annual effects are decades old, geologists say. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Calls Typhoon's Medical Challenges 'Monumental'

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After Disasters, DNA Science Is Helpful, But Often Too Pricey

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