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US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees

The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. had stepped up efforts to process Syrian refugees seeking admission to the United States. Spokesman Mark Toner said the total number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. since the start of the country’s crisis in 2011 was expected to reach about 1,800 by the end of October.   He commented after photographs emerged showing the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned off the coast of Greece. The child’s mother and brother...

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