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Pope asks churches to shelter refugees...Fiorina says US can't relax entry criteria for refugees...Colin Powell backs Iran deal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 6, 2015 at 8:11 a.m.



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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to offer shelter to refugees who are "fleeing death" from war or hunger. And that includes the Vatican. The pope says two refugee families will be sheltered at two of the Vatican's parishes. He says it's not enough to say "Have courage, hang in there."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says the United States shouldn't open its doors any wider to welcome Syrian refugees streaming into Europe. She tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that because of terrorism concerns, the U.S. "sadly, cannot relax our entrance criteria." The United States has accepted about 1,000 Syrians this year. An estimated 4 million refugees have fled Syria since 2011.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin (KOH'-lihn) Powell is supporting the Iran nuclear agreement. He tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that the agreement is "a pretty good deal" and would reduce the threat of Iran gaining a nuclear weapon.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have destroyed a key rebel encampment in Yemen's capital. That's according to witnesses and officials from both sides of the conflict, who say the strikes also hit a school, restaurants and the Saudi and Emirati embassies. Medical officials say 17 people were hurt, including school children taking final exams.

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The remains of Holocaust victims stored for decades in a French medical school have at last been laid to rest. Several hundred people gathered for a sober burial ceremony today in eastern France. The corpses of dozens of people had been sent to the anatomy institute at the University of Strasbourg for Nazi research. Some remains were buried after the war, but others were apparently forgotten — until a researcher came open them in July.

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