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Five CA Mayors Urge Welcome of Refugees

Mayors from five California cities on Friday signed a letter urging Congress not to reject vetted refugees, including those from Syria, that seek to come to the United States.

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Eleven U.S. Democrats to Participate in Vatican Climate Workshop

The United States will be heavily represented at the workshop, with its eleven politicians making up nearly 20 percent of the total participants. There will be no one participating from some of the countries with the worst record of polluting the environment, including Russia, China and the former Soviet Republics.

Bill de Blasio testifies in this AP file photo.

NY Mayor de Blasio to Speak at Vatican Climate Workshop

The workshop, titled “Modern Slavery and Climate Change: The Commitment of the Cities,” will explore the connection between climate change and new forms of slavery. The official website of the workshop asserts that it is a “fact” that “global warming is one of the causes of poverty and forced migration, which are breeding grounds for human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution and organ trafficking.” Mayor de Blasio will deliver a speech describing his administration’s environmental plan for New York City.