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US: 'Do we need to do more? Yes'

The State Department says more needs to be done to help deal with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the refugees. State Department spokesman Mark Toner speaks of the 'heartbreaking' images coming out. But to date the US has admitted fewer than 2,000 refugees since the war began.

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It's been 20 years since the world pledged to reform laws that hurt women. How's that going?

In September 1995, government delegates (including then-First Lady Hillary Clinton) and NGO activists gathered in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. They agreed on an historic framework to raise the status of women, and a big part of that was aimed at reforming discriminatory laws. Here are some of the worst laws against women still on the books, and some hopeful examples of change.