Political refugees

Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 9:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 8:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, left, waits at a center for refugees with his two sons Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, center, leaves a center for refugees with his two sons, as refugee caseworker Mohamed Yassin, right, holds open the door Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 4:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled his war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. As Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in a San Diego office hours after...
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Ali Said, of Somalia, center, leaves a center for refugees with his two sons, as refugee caseworker Mohamed Yassin, right, holds open the door Thursday, July 6, 2017, in San Diego. Said, whose leg was blown off by a grenade, says he feels unbelievably lucky to be among the last refugees allowed into the United States before stricter rules kick in as part of the Trump administration's travel ban. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 07, 2017 - 12:38 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled his war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. As Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in a San Diego office hours after...
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South Korean army soldiers ride a K-1 tank during the annual exercise in Paju, South Korea near the border with North Korea, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more "gift packages" of missile and atomic tests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 05, 2017 - 6:03 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY NORTH KOREA IS REVELING IN ITS ICBM LAUNCH As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to never give up missiles or nuclear weapons and North Korean state media exults, this time the...
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Migrants stand on the deck of the Swedish Navy ship Bkv 002, as they wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Catania, Italy, Saturday, July 1, 2017. The Swedish ship carried 650 migrants, rescued in various operations in the Mediterranean Sea, and the dead bodies of seven men and two women, authorities said. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 9:11 am
PARIS (AP) — France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money Monday for Libya's coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa. The U.N. refugee agency, meanwhile, reported that more and more people lured to Libya with the hope of finding jobs...
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This photo provided by the Qab Elias Emergency Services, shows smoke billows from a Syrian refugee camp in Qab Elias, a village in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon in Qab Elias, Lebanon, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Lebanon's state news agency and the Red Cross say a major fire has broken out in a Syrian refugee settlement, killing at least one person and sending large plumes of black smoke into the sky. (Qab Elias Emergency Services via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A fire broke out in a Syrian refugee settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley Sunday, killing at least one person and sending large plumes of black smoke into the sky, the state news agency and the Red Cross said. Ahmed Salloum, a member of the local emergency services, said the fire...
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June 30, 2017 - 11:44 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Friday that nearly a half-million people who were displaced within Syria due to its civil war have returned to their homes, pointing to a "notable trend of spontaneous returns" this year. UNHCR says aid agencies estimate that more than 440,000 internally...
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John Wider holds up a sign becoming Muslims in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 30, 2017 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling,...
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