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Baby princess leaves the hospital...US to look into claims of civilian casualties...Hundreds of migrants rescued



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LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate have emerged from a London hospital with Britain's newest princess. Hours after giving birth, the Duchess of Cambridge posed briefly with the baby and waved to admirers before the couple left for their home at nearby Kensington Palace. The royal couple didn't answer any questions, though William earlier told reporters he was "very happy" as he brought young George to the hospital to meet his baby sister, whose name hasn't been announced.

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Central Command says it will look into a claim by a Syrian rights group that a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria has killed more than 50 civilians. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes took place Thursday and Friday on a village near Kobani. The U.S.-led coalition said earlier that its strikes near Kobani during that time destroyed seven Islamic State positions and one vehicle.

ROME (AP) — Ships from the Italian Coast Guard and navy have rescued more than 1,200 migrants after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya. Italian officials said the migrants were being taken to Italian ports after several different rescue operations.

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is praising the "holiness" and "zeal" of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary who will be declared a saint during the pope's visit to the United States this fall. Francis extolled the accomplishments and qualities of Junipero Serra today at a Rome seminary. Native Americans have held protests in California, saying instead of being honored, Serra should be criticized for what they say is his role in wiping out native populations in a campaign to impose Catholicism.

BALTIMORE (AP) — As police and National Guard troops brace for large protests in Baltimore today, demonstrators have held a moment of silence for Freddie Gray at a city intersection. Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. Six police officers involved in Gray's arrest have now been charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in connection with his death.

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