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Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the United States in August with his family, pushes a shopping cart in El Cajon, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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White House Wants To Resettle 110,000 Refugees In U.S. Next Year

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Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR that the new U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Secretary Of State John Kerry On Syria Cease-Fire: 'What's The Alternative?'

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China's President Xi Jinping, left, speaks from the stage with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, during the opening ceremony of the 8th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stands alongside Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting in Brussels on Friday. Laurie Dieffembacq/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Secretary of State John Kerry (second from left) attend the International Syria Support Group meeting in Munich, Germany, on Thursday along with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials. Michael Dalder/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at a news conference in Spain. Kerry will attempt to strike the right balance in separate meetings later this week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at Indiana University on Thursday. "If Russia is [in Syria] to uphold Assad, and fake it with respect to the extremists and terrorists, that's a serious problem," he told NPR's Steve Inskeep. Aaron P. Bernstein for NPR hide caption

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John Kerry: Russia Has No 'Easy Track' In Syria

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South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hold a joint news conference following meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

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Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday. Kerry made the unannounced trip to Somalia in a show of solidarity with the government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Saturday. Kerry said he's returning to nuclear negotiations with Iran with "important gaps" standing in the way of a deal. Brian Snyder/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian servicemen stand guard on a street near a burning building after a shelling by pro-Russian rebels of a residential sector in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, last month. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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