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    House Votes to Tighten Visa Rules

    Will this really make America safer? Currently, the U.S. allows visa-free travel from nationals of 38 countries, but on Tuesday the House overwhelmingly passed new legislation that would not only change visa restrictions on travelers with Iraqi and Syrian passports, but on anyone who’s visited those nations in the last five years. It’ll also require countries on the visa-waiver list to issue only passports that include biometric information — a tall order for some nations, and one that could be a sticking point when the bill reaches the Senate.

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