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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill 24 Nov 2015

WASHINGTON Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries, the bill's sponsor said on Tuesday.

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Massachusetts congressman convenes meeting of Syrian refugees, police

BOSTON A Massachusetts congressman, who took in a translator he worked with while fighting in the Iraq War, is hosting a meeting on Tuesday with Syrian refugees and law enforcement officials in an effort to cool tensions over refugees.


Obama to meet China's Xi, India's Modi at Paris climate talks: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will meet China's president and India's prime minister on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30 to give momentum to the two-week U.N. negotiations, White House officials said on Tuesday.

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Obama meets with national security advisers on Islamic State threat: White House

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama met with his National Security Council on Tuesday to discuss the response to recent attacks by Islamic State militants, and told his team to "continue to intensify ongoing efforts" against the group, the White House said.

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Kerry: Palestinian attacks are 'acts of terrorism' that must be condemned

JERUSALEM U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks as terrorism that must be condemned as he held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to end the violence. | Video

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