10 things you need to know today: September 21, 2015

The U.S. agrees to accept more refugees, Viola Davis makes Emmys history, and more

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1. U.S. pledges to accept more refugees

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. was prepared to increase the number of refugees it takes in from 70,000 this year to 85,000 in 2016, and 100,000 in 2017. Kerry announced the change after meeting with his counterpart from Germany, which is leading efforts to handle hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty in Syria and other hot spots. "The need is enormous," Kerry said, "but we are determined to answer the call."

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