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For refugees, arrival in Germany means more waiting


After dangerous crossings and sleepless nights, refugees fleeing violence in Syria reach their goal only to find that a longer bureaucratic journey has just begun. Continue reading

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Should the U.S. take in Syrian war refugees?


As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, candidates running for president have begun to weigh in on what the U.S. should be doing. Continue reading

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War refugees test Europe’s tolerance


An estimated 300,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year, arriving in Southern European countries like Greece and quickly overwhelming local resources. Continue reading

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Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL


450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading

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Can the U.S. stop the Islamic State?


Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) won several victories this week, raising U.S. concerns that the extremist group’s influence may be growing beyond control. Continue reading

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