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    Obama Apologizes for Kunduz Hospital Bombing

    Sometimes sorry just isn’t enough. The U.S. president issued a rare apology yesterday for the “tragic incident” resulting in a Doctors Without Borders facility being bombed in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing 22. He also promised a thorough investigation and to make any needed changes to rules of engagement in order to prevent such tragedies. But the aid agency has publicly doubted the independence of probes by the U.S., NATO and Afghanistan, and its president — who responded merely to say Obama’s message was “received” — is still demanding an independent investigation.

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