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Dozens killed in bombing of national hospital in Idlib, Syria

Dozens killed in Syrian hospitalAt least two dozen people including several children have been killed in northern Syria in the latest apparent attack by forces loyal to the Bashar al-Assad regime on medical facilities in opposition-held areas, UN officials and activists have said.

The bombing of the national hospital and its surroundings in Idlib city, a provincial capital wrested from regime control last year, was the latest incident in a systematic aerial campaign against medical personnel and facilities that has gone unpunished despite its intensification over the last year and a half.

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Kidnapped Soccer Star Rescues Himself

Alan PulidoMexican star soccer striker Alan Pulido has been rescued after his Saturday night kidnapping, authorities said early Tuesday.

Officials said Pulido, who has played for Mexico’s national team and is on Greece’s Olympiacos club, managed to call a police emergency line after an altercation with one of the kidnappers in Ciudad Victoria, the restive capital of drug-cartel battleground Tamaulipas state.

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Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform

Catholic Church blocked abuse lawNot leaving it to divine chance, the state Catholic Conference has turned in recent years to some of Albany’s most well-connected and influential lobby firms to help block a bill that would make it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice.

The Catholic Conference, headed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, has used Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Patricia Lynch & Associates, Hank Sheinkopf, and Mark Behan Communications to lobby against the Child Victims Act as well as for or against other measures.

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Shady accounting underpins Trump’s wealth

shady accounting underpins Trump claimsDonald Trump claims a net worth of more than $10 billion and an income of $557 million. But he appears to get there only by overvaluing properties and ignoring his expenses.

POLITICO spoke with more than a dozen financial experts and Trump’s fellow multimillionaires about the presumptive Republican nominee’s financial statement. Their conclusion: The real estate magnate’s bottom line — what he actually puts in his own pocket — could be much lower than he suggests. Some financial analysts said this, and a very low tax rate, is why Trump won’t release his tax returns.

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North Dakota rig count up more than 10 percent

N Dakota rigging up ten percentNorth Dakota saw the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and gas increase by more than 10 percent from last week, state data show.

Data from the state government show 28 rigs in service early Tuesday, up 16 percent from last week. The increase follows a slow march toward $50 per barrel for West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark for the price of crude oil. WTI is up about 4 percent from last week.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton

Jerry Brown endorses Hillary California Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the state's primary June 7, citing her "tenacity and skill" as the best way for Democrats to stop Donald Trump.

Brown lauded the outsider campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders centered on issues of economic inequality, noting, "In 1992, I attempted a similar campaign" for president.

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Afghan Taliban kills at least 12 in attack on bus

Afghan Taliban kills 14, kidnaps 35The Taliban has attacked a series of buses in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 16 people and taking dozens of others hostage, officials said.

Afghan officials said that the dead were civilians.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Taliban, told Al Jazeera that four buses carrying around 200 people were stopped by their fighters in Ali Abad District in Kunduz province on Tuesday.

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Guantánamo is planning for prison after Obama

GitmoMilitary leaders are thinking about whether they will need to put a wheelchair lift into their showcase communal prison three or four years from now, widen some some cell doors, add ramps for geriatric captives.

Not one of the 80 prisoners is now in a wheelchair and most are in their 30s or 40s. The oldest is 68. But briefings by senior military officials here made clear that they are starting to actively think about operating an offshore Pentagon detention center long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison

all-Shubaily sentenced to 6 yearsA court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.

Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, 31, was the only founding member of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights, known by its Arabic acronym HASEM, not yet sentenced to a prison term. He acted as a legal representative for nine other founding HASEM members.

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