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U.S. To Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

The U.S. announces it will create slots for accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, which is far less than what the United Nations is asking it to take.
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'I Am In Nepal Now,' Says New Tourist Campaign, But Nepal Is In Chaos

"We muddle through," says one Nepali. And there's a lot of muddling ahead: Homeless quake victims face the looming winter while political unrest sparks violence, strikes and truck traffic jams.
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What The Presidential Candidates Have Said About The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Some say the U.S. should take in additional refugees or send more aid, while others oppose increasing the refugee quota because of security concerns. Here's what they've said in their own words.
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America's Forgotten History Of Mexican-American 'Repatriation'

With a scarcity of jobs during the Depression, more than a million people of Mexican descent were sent to Mexico. Author Francisco Balderrama estimates that 60 percent were American citizens.
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D.C.'s Salvadoran Community Reacts As Violence Escalates In Central America

About 9,000 young people from Central America have crossed the border illegally tolive in the D.C. area. Fewer are entering the country now, but the violence continues to worsen in El Salvador.

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How Did Polio Pop Up In 2 Polio-Free Countries: Ukraine And Mali?

Three new cases have raised questions about how the virus can suddenly reappear in a place where it had previously been eradicated.
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Russian LGBT Activists Torn Between Two Worlds

Dmitry Chizhevsky is a Russian LGBT activist who now lives in Washington, D.C., where he is currently seeking asylum after being the victim of violence. He recently returned to his native Russia to bring a vision of equality.

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Japanese River Levee Fails; Flooding Spurs Evacuation Order For 130,000

Video footage from the town of Joso, northeast of Tokyo, shows helicopters being used to pluck people from balconies and rooftops as muddy water rages beneath them.
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Wake Up To Sounds Of Daybreak Around The World

Morning Edition listeners shared their morning sounds with us — from the Guatemalan countryside to a child's bedroom in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Migrants Enter Denmark, Determined To Reach Sweden

Denmark has been trying to dissuade refugees from crossing its borders. But an estimated 3,000 have entered the country since Sunday, and some Danes are helping them make their way to Sweden.

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