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US Responds to Blowback on Syrian Refugees

President Barack Obama’s administration is defending plans to admit thousands of Syrian refugees to the United States this year, in the wake of blowback from lawmakers, governors and presidential candidates who say the plan carries too much of a security risk.   In a briefing Tuesday, senior administration officials said refugees interested in resettling in the United States undergo a rigorous screening and security vetting process.   They said Syrian refugees faced additional...

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