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A Colleary Christmas 2015 (The Back Waxing Edition)

“Okay, I told Henry he could write his part of the letter, because there was a good chance I’d run amuck …

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Volunteering in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Things get real when I’m handed the three-year-old son of the pregnant woman …

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How Syrian Refugees can Trump Donald Trump (hint: a mouse)

“But Sunni and Shia death squads began targeting Iraqis working for the coalition …

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This is What Syrian Refugees Look Like (Slideshow)

Thanks to the Paris terror attacks and the more recent mass shooting in San Bernardino by two Muslims, Syrian refugees are all over the news …

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Syrian Men Become Refugees to Avoid Becoming Terrorists (video)

“The men, ages 20 to 25, were weak from three days without food and water, were soaked to the skin from a treacherous sea crossing from Turkey …

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