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US may take some migrants...Protest against Iran deal...Gray lawyer says settlement is justice

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the migrants who've tried to make their way to Europe from the Middle East and Africa may be ending up in the United States. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is committed to increasing the number of refugees it is willing to take in. After meetings with lawmakers today, Kerry said officials are "looking hard at the number we can specifically manage with respect to the crisis in Syria and Europe."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is urging stronger leadership from President Barack Obama on Syria. As McCain spoke on the Senate floor today, he stood next to an enlarged photo of the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who died along with his brother and mother when their small boat capsized as it headed for Greece. McCain says the photo has "opened the world's eye" to what he called a "devastating crisis."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered outside the U.S. Capitol under a blazing sun to protest the international deal with Iran that Congress doesn't appear to be able to stop. The crowd will hear from Republican presidential contenders Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. There are plenty of American flags along with a few Israeli ones, and a few signs saying "Jewish lives matter."

BALTIMORE (AP) — The attorney for the family of Freddie Gray is applauding the Baltimore mayor for helping to spearhead a $6.4 million settlement with the family after Gray was fatally injured in police custody. Attorney Billy Murphy says if a lawsuit had been filed, it could have taken years to play out in the courts. He says the settlement is civil justice for the Gray family.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who tried to cover up his extramarital affair with another socially conservative legislator says he's sorry -- and that a censure would give him a chance to restore his dignity and rebuild the public's trust. Republican state representative Todd Courser began testifying today before a state House committee considering a recommendation from the chamber's top lawyer that he be expelled. Courser instead is seeking a censure, which would limit his work but let him stay in the position.

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