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GENEVA (AP) — The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which began in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country.

Syria's conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011 in different parts of the country, demanding democratic reforms following Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain that removed some Arab leaders who had been in power for decades. However, it quickly turned into a full-blown civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands and destroyed large parts of the country.

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When last we saw our heroes — Mabel (Selena Gomez), Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin) — they were being led away by the police from the Arconia, their Upper West Side New York apartment building, Mabel having been found covered in blood with the body of abrasive board presiden…

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Authorities say 4th person has died following Missouri Amtrak derailment, total injured rises to 150.

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump says he will lead the legal fight on behalf of a Black man in Connecticut who was seriously injured in the back of a police van when the driver braked suddenly. Crump said Tuesday he is representing 36-year-old Randy Cox. He was being taken to a New Haven police station June 19 for processing on a weapons charge when his head struck the back wall of the van. Crump says Cox is in intensive care and paralyzed from the chest down. Crump's team has called for a federal civil rights investigation and plans to file a federal lawsuit.

Brooks Koepka is all about being bold and blunt. That's his reputation, as much as his remarkable record in the majors. So now we find out if he's honest about his leaving the PGA Tour to take guaranteed riches on the Saudi-funded LIV Golf rebel league. AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says no one is leaving for the innovative format, for team competition or to spend time with their families. They are leaving the tour because they are getting an obscene amount of money from LIV Golf. The surprise of Koepka is that his signing came a week after he was leading the charge in support of the PGA Tour.

A county judge in Williamsport will decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential. A Lebanon County woman is seeking a digital copy of Lycoming County’s “cast vote record” for the 2020 General Election in which Democratic challenger Joe Biden unseated Republican President Donald Trump. Lycoming County claims what she wants is essentially the contents of ballot boxes and voting machines. That's information the state Election Code declares off-limits for public inspection. The judge hasn't indicated when he'll rule in the case.

The California attorney general's office says hate crimes in 2021 shot up 33% to nearly 1,800 reported incidents. That is the sixth highest tally on record and the highest since after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Crimes showing bias against Black people were the most prevalent at more than500 incidents. Hate crimes motivated by bias against a person's sexual orientation increase nearly 50% to a little over 300 incidents. Crimes against Asian Americans surged 178%. Officials concede that reported hate crime statistics may be far lower than actual numbers, but they also say they’ve taken steps to encourage reporting by victims.  The 1,763 hate crimes reported in 2021 in California is the highest since 2001, when 2,261 hate crimes were reported.

A federal court has allowed Tennessee’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect after the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case. The action by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes before Tennessee’s other abortion ban, known as the so-called trigger ban, is set to restrict abortion almost entirely in less than a month. Both measures would make performing an abortion a felony and subject doctors to a maximum of 15 years in prison. Republican state Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed an emergency motion on Friday to allow the state to begin implementing the six-week ban.

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Chase Elliott's mood seemed lighter at Nashville Superspeedway even before he picked up his second Cup win of the season. NASCAR's most popular driver has never had the most positive attitude and is extremely hard on himself. But as he told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Elliott doesn't believe he's a negative person. Instead, being raised in NASCAR has made him a realist with a practical approach to each week. He rides the momentum of his victory at Nashville into Road America, where he won on the road course last year.

In the new documentary “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Gellar examine how despite the odds, the song managed to take on a life of its own after starting as a studio reject thanks, in varying degrees, to Bob Dylan, John Cale, Jeff Buckley and Shrek. Yes, Shrek. Now, four decades after its initial recording, it’s downright ubiquitous, a regular feature in movies, television shows, and singing competitions around the world. The expansive film charts Cohen's career and spiritual journey as well as the life of the song outside of him. “Hallelujah," rated PG-13, opens in select theaters Friday July 1.

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Rutgers has hired former Tennessee star Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Scarlet Knights coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring a day after hiring former Rutgers star Tasha Pointer as an assistant coach. McCray-Penson has 15 years of college coaching experience, most recently as head coach at Mississippi State and Old Dominion. She played nine seasons in the WNBA and won gold medals with Team USA at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Washington was hired by Rutgers to replace Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer following her retirement this spring.

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The man considered to be the wealthiest oligarch in Russia, who has been photographed playing ice hockey with President Vladimir Putin, has joined a growing list of those transferring — or, sailing — their prized assets to Dubai. The sweeping Western sanctions on Russia’s economy have sent the ultrawealthy scrambling to save their assets. Vladimir Potanin, head of the world’s largest refined nickel and palladium producer, may not be sanctioned by the United States or Europe yet; such sanctions could roil metal markets. But like an increasing number of blacklisted Russian oligarchs, he has apparently taken the precaution of moving his $300 million superyacht to the safe haven of Dubai, in the U.S.-allied United Arab Emirates.

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SAN ANTONIO — The number of migrants who died after apparently being abandoned in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas rose to at least 50 on Tuesday, in a suspected border-smuggling attempt now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.

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After the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision last week, the country has been reeling. Though the information was leaked two months ago, June 24 was still a shocking and dismaying moment, and a dark day in the history of the United States, as abortion rights took a ste…

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Suspected separatist rebels in western Cameroon attacked rural villages, killing at least 30 people. Samuel Fonki, a Presbyterian Church moderator, said injured survivors are being treated at the Presbyterian Hospital in Akwaya. Separatists have denied claims their fighters are responsible for the Akwaya massacre. They blame armed groups operating across the border in Cameroon and Nigeria. Cameroon’s English-speaking separatists launched a rebellion in 2017, with the stated goal of breaking away from the area dominated by the French-speaking majority country and setting up an independent, English-speaking state. The government has accused them of many of the atrocities committed against English-speaking civilians.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is going forward with a plan to change its football scheduling model, with the biggest change being the elimination of divisions. The new plan, adopted by the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives on Tuesday, will be what the league calls a 3-5-5 model and goes into effect with the 2023 season. All 14 of the ACC’s football members will have three permanent scheduling partners and play those schools each year. They’ll face the other 10 schools once every two years; five one year, five the next.

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