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US to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees in the Coming Year

The United States says it will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year and increase humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the violence in Syria. This comes as some U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to do more to address the refugee crisis. The U.S. has taken in about 1,500 Syrian refugees since the civil war broke out in that country more than four years ago. On Thursday, the United States announced plans to help Syrian refugees more, saying it...

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