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Vice President Joe Biden stood in for the president in the first weekly radio address since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, and used the opportunity to champion the cause of admitting Syrian refugees in the United States.

"This past week, we've seen the best and worst of humanity," Biden said. "We've heard an awful lot of people suggest that the best way to keep America safe is to prevent any Syrian refugee from gaining asylum."

"There is no possibility of being overwhelmed by a flood of refugees landing on our doorstep tomorrow," Biden said.

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