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    Route 6 is closed in Woodbury because of a crash.

    The road is closed at Route 64.

    State police are advising that people avoid the area.

    No further information was immediately available.



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    Mourners gathered at a campus vigil, packing the student union ballroom, Sunday to mourn and remember the 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student killed in the Paris terror attacks, university officials said.

    "Obviously we need a bigger ballroom," said Cal State University Long Beach president Jane Close Conoley at the podium.

    Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, of El Monte, was one of 17 CSULB students attending Strate College of Design in Paris as part of a semester abroad program when she was killed Friday.

    Mourners packed the room as a choir sang.

    "There are simply no words to express the profound grief and loss," Martin Herman, design department chair, said.

    Martin continued, sharing personal moments and experiences with the crowd, calling her a charismatic leader and "tiger" in the design shop. 

    "She was so excited to be in Paris," Herman said. "May Nohemi’s voice, bright spirit, playfulness, ideals and hope continue to inspire and illuminate the department of design, her university family and all those she touched during her all too short time with us."

    Students of the design department began speaking out following school officials, sharing Gonzalez's personality traits, like how she bounced around "like a rabbit" with all of her energy. 

    Many wept, stating that CSU students are more like a tight knit family. 

    "She would yell at you if you didn’t clean up your area," Alex Schumacher, design student and friend of Gonzalez, said as the audience chuckled.

    Schumacher broke down, wiping away tears as he recalled Gonzalez as the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the design studio at Cal State Long Beach. 

    "Don’t forget to design some badass stuff while you’re in heaven. You always did," Tanya Flores, design student and friend, said. 

    Gonzalez's boyfriend of almost four years, Tim Mraz, approached the podium with her stepfather, Jose Hernandez. Hernandez placed a hand on Mraz' back.

    "She was a little firecracker," Mraz said, with tears in his eyes.

    He shared memories of her admirable work ethic at school, and how she "ran that place."

    "If you didn't know her, she had a Pocahontas tattoo on her left arm. She always said I was her 'John Smith,'" Mraz said.

    Mraz said that Gonzalez wouldn't have liked all of the media attention focusing on her. 

    "You're always in my heart. I love you, baby," Mraz said.

    Gonzalez's stepfather began speaking, and sharing memories of Nohemi scolding him for always joking around.

    "She always scolded me. I guess she did that to you guys too," Hernandez said. 

    As he choked back tears, he attempted to console the packed ballroom.

    "Mimi is not dead. Mimi is right here," Hernandez said, while pressing his hand to his heart.

    At a press conference Saturday, university officials said Gonzalez was at a restaurant with other students Friday when she was killed. One of her friends saw her being carried away in a stretcher after she had been shot, said Terri Carbaugh, who manages media and government relations for the university.

    "They quickly got in touch with friends and family here in California and stayed in close contact with us throughout the night as we tried to get answers," said Carbaugh.

    Officials also confirmed the other 16 students studying in Paris were safe.

    Michael LaForte, a lecturer at Cal State Long Beach, called Gonzalez a "star student" and a "deep, profound" presence of the design department.

    "She brought joy, happiness and laughter to everybody she worked with," he said. "She functioned like a mentor to the younger students."

    "She was a beautiful person, she would give the shirt off her back to help someone else," Gonzalez's aunt, Sandra Felt, told NBC News in a phone interview. "She's going to be greatly missed."

    At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility.

    A moment of silence for Gonzalez and the other victims was held before CSULB's homecoming basketball game Saturday night at The Pyramid.

    Sunday's vigil at CSULB is set for 4 p.m. PT at the University Student Union Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Union and will include a tribute to all victims of the Paris attacks (map).

    A second vigil was planned for Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Whittier High School, where Gonzalez graduated in 2010.



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    Police arrested a man on a weapons charges after a bar fight in New London.

    Officers responded to the Y-Knot Cafe at about 1:53 a.m. after a fight broke out there and spilled out onto the street. Police broke it up, but as they tried to get the crowd to disperse, Arsenio Dudley, 25, of Uncasville, refused to comply and kept yelling in the street, police said.

    He told police he was the secretary of the motorcycle club called CEO. Fellow club members tried to walk him away from the scene, but he kept yelling and came back to the area of the fight, police said.

    As officers were searching him as part of his arrest, police found a Sig Sauer .380 caliber handgun on him, police said. Investigators determined the gun had been reported stolen in 2012.

    Police charged Dudley with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and disorderly conduct.

    Officers released him from custody after he posted a $100,000 bond.

    Dudley is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27.



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    Police arrested a man on a weapons charges after a bar fight in New London.Police arrested a man on a weapons charges after a bar fight in New London.

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    Police are investigating after a person was found dead in Hartford early Saturday morning.

    Police found the body on Wayland Street and are investigating it as an untimely death.

    No foul play is suspected.

    The cause and circumstances of the person's death are unknown.



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    A pedestrian was seriously injured when a car struck him in Southington Saturday night.

    Southington police responded the area near McDonald's at 675 Queen Street at 9 p.m. to investigate after a car hit a pedestrian, police said.

    A 16-year-old boy was driving nnorthbound on Queen Street in Southington when he rammed into Justin R. Spielvogel, 33, as he was crossing Queen Street, heading away from the Exxon Mobil Gas Station in the eastbound direction, police said.

    Spielvogel was seriously injured. an ambulance transported him to Hartford Hospital and he is lested in critical condition.

    The 16-year-old was cut in the hand during the crash.

    Police ask anyone with information to call Officer Ryan Lair at 860-621-0101 or to email rlair@southingtonpolice.org.



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    Weapons are missing after a break-in at a military armory in Worcester, Massachusetts, the FBI confirms.

    The bureau notes that there is no indication that the break-in at the Army Reserve Center had any ties to terrorism.

    The FBI is working with state and local police to recover what was taken and to determine how the weapons were stolen.

    Additionally, the missing weapons have been listed in the NCIC database.

    Stay with necn as this story develops.


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    Students at the University of Connecticut are planning a demonstration after they say a hateful message was discovered in a dorm on the Storrs campus.

    The rally is planned for 12:00 p.m. Monday outside the Wilbur Cross Building. The event was organized after a message was discovered on Saturday on a Muslim student’s name tag which hangs on the door of his dorm room.

    Someone wrote “killed Paris” underneath Mahmoud Hashem’s first name.

    The UConn junior is Muslim and is studying civil engineering.

    Hashem says he has been overwhelmed with support since people found out about the note.

    “To find people like who hate discrimination and help other people, so that’s like it’s a good thing in my opinion,” says Hashem.

    Students want UConn to do more than just talk about racial issues and try to find solutions.

    They say they do not want anyone to become a victim of racism or profiling especially following recent events including in Paris.

    “We want to make sure that everybody is feeling safe. They have the love and support that they need,” says Ahmed Ouda, a UConn junior.

    Students say they hope the demonstration triggers changes here including more diversity and tolerance training for students.

    Hashem says on Sunday he met with the school's dean and other residents from his dorm, Nathan Hale Inn.

    He says whoever wrote the message on his name tag hopefully learns a lesson not to be so judgmental and should not be kicked out of school.

    Students were surprised something like this had happened on campus.

    “It actually affected a lot of people too because it’s just wrong to do,” says Kylie Sheahan, a UConn freshman.

    “I don’t think that’s an accurate representation of the majority of our student body,” says Jorge Verde, a UConn junior.
     



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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared in a statement Sunday night he will not allow Syrian refugees to enter his state under Washington’s refugee assistance rules, NBC News reported.

    In his statement, Bentley said Friday’s attacks in Paris prompted him to oppose any relocation of Syrian refugees in Alabama.

    "I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," he said.

    His statements come a few hours after Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security advisor, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the attacks wouldn’t change the country’s policy on relocating refugees from war-torn Syria.

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    Bentley didn’t indicate how he planned to stop Syrian refugees from entering Alabama. One of the State Department’s refugee processing centers is in Mobile.



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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala.

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    The subject of an international manhunt, believed to be directly involved in Friday's massacre in Paris was questioned by police and released hours after the attack, four French officials told The Associated Press.

    Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old man born in Brussels, was pulled over by police on the Belgium border hours after authorities had identified him as the renter of a black Volkswagen Polo, which was allegedly used and abandoned by the hostage-takers who killed 89 people inside a Paris concert hall.

    Abdeslam is on the run and allegedly the brother of a suspect currently in custody and being questioned, as well as one of the deceased attackers, NBC News reported.

    Three separate teams of terrorists armed with Kalashnikovs and identical explosives vests laid coordinated siege to Paris at six locations in the French capital — which struck a soccer stadium, a crowded concert hall and busy restaurants — killing 129 people and wounding at least 350 others, 99 seriously.

    French officials were working with authorities in Belgium, Spain and Serbia in an attempt to shed more light on the attack, which ISIS claimed responsibility for and which French President Francois Hollande described as an "act of war."



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    Inset: French police released this photo of Abdeslam Salah, a 26-year-old from Brussels, Belgium, who is suspected in Friday's deadly Paris attacks and now the subject of an international manhunt. Background: Police and medics gather near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead.Inset: French police released this photo of Abdeslam Salah, a 26-year-old from Brussels, Belgium, who is suspected in Friday's deadly Paris attacks and now the subject of an international manhunt. Background: Police and medics gather near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead.

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    State police arrested two adults and a 17-year-old after reports of gunfire in Lebanon.

    Someone called state police from a corn field to report hearing a gunshot. They couldn't give an exact location, but they provided state police with a description of a vehicle connected to the incident.

    Investigators responded to Route 87 in Lebanon to investigate an active disturbance involving a gun.

    State police saw a vehicle matching the description and stopped it, identified the driver, Erika L. Vashalifski, 45, and David Vashalifski, 54, as being involved in the reported incident, state police said.

    Troopers found a gun in the car and seized the weapon.

    Investigators also learned that a 17-year-old was involved in the disturbance.

    State police charged Erika Vashalifski with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as separate charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree threatening, conspiracy to commit second-degree breach of peace and second-degree breach of peace.

    Troopers charged David Vashalifski with first-degree threatening and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree threatening, two counts of reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace, conspiracy to commit second-degree breach of peace, carrying a firearm under the influence, unlawful discharge, carrying a firearm without a permit and carrying a dangerous weapon.

    The teenager, whose name hasn't been released because of the age, faces charges of second-degree breach of peace. State police issued the teen a juvenile summons, releasing the individual to the custody of a relative on a written promise to appear in New London County Juvenile Court in Waterford on Nov. 30.

    Both Erika and David Vashalifski are scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior court on Nov. 16. Erika Vashalifski's bond was set at $25,000 and David Vashalifski's bond was set at $50,000.



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  • 11/15/15--18:14: Man's Body Found in Bethany

  • State police are investigating after a man was found dead on a rural road in Bethany early Sunday morning.

    Central District Major Crime detectives responded to Wooding Hill Road in Bethany on Sunday at about 4:30 a.m. to investigate.

    State police found the victim, later identified as Joel Suero, 27, of New Haven, upon arrival and secured the scene. The body was found on a road surrounded by woods just below a steep curve in the road that leads to Route 69.

    The area has dim lighting, so police are looking into whether Suero was hit by a car. They haven't ruled out that he might have died elsewhere.

    They searched for any other possible victims with the help of a K-9 unit, but they didn't find anyone else.

    Officials from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded and will examine the body to determine the cause and manner of death, state police said.

    The Central District Major Crime squad is overseeing the investigation, which is ongoing. Police say there is no threat to the public and are asking witnesses to come forward.

    Anyone with information is asked to call State Police Troop I in Bethany at 203-393-4200 or text "tip711" to 236748.

    Wooding Hill Road was closed for hours while police conducted their investigation.
     



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    State police are investigating an untimely death in Bethany and have shut down Wooding Hill Road.State police are investigating an untimely death in Bethany and have shut down Wooding Hill Road.

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    A leading Belgian jihadist who is one of the most active ISIS operators in Syria is the suspected mastermind behind the Paris massacre, according to reports. 

     

    Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who once boasted about evading Western intelligence, is also said to be linked to the thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train and a church near the French capital earlier this year.

    "He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe," a source told Reuters, adding that the 27-year-old was investigators' best lead as the person likely behind the killing of at least 129 people in Paris on Friday. NBC News could not independently confirm the reports.

    The child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital's scruffy and multiethnic Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, the fugitive, in his late 20s, was identified by French authorities on Monday as the presumed mastermind of the attacks last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people and injured hundreds.



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    This undated image taken from a Militant Website on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 showing Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. A French official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was also linked to thwarted train and church attacks.This undated image taken from a Militant Website on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 showing Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. A French official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was also linked to thwarted train and church attacks.

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    One lane of Route 9 North is closed in Berlin after a two-vehicle crash.

    The crash is between exits 22 and 23 and state police are arriving at the scene.

    No information was immediately available on injuries.


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    An intersection in East Hartford looks more like a fountain than a residential corner after a water main break on Monday afternoon.

    The break is sending water into the air at the intersection of School and Tolland streets, forcing some road closures.

    Tolland Street is closed between School Street and Williams Street and police are asking drivers to use Burnside Avenue as a detour until the situation is resolved.

    Crews from MDC are at the scene and are working to repair the broken water main.

    Water service might be affected during the repairs.



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    A water main break has caused a geyser in East Hartford.A water main break has caused a geyser in East Hartford.

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    More details emerged Monday about the seven attackers responsible for the Paris massacre, as well as their suspected accomplice and a reported mastermind — both of whom remain on the run.

    Authorities say that three teams of attackers participated in the bloody assault. Seven men were killed in the attacks, and at least one suspected participant remains at large. 

    The alleged mastermind was already notorious and many of his alleged foot soldiers had crossed authorities' radars.



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    The fingerprints of Ahmad Almohammad, left, matched a suicide bomber who blew himself up near the Stade de France in Paris. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, right, the alleged mastermind of Paris attacks, was featured in a February 2015 issue of Dabiq, an ISIS propaganda magazine.The fingerprints of Ahmad Almohammad, left, matched a suicide bomber who blew himself up near the Stade de France in Paris. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, right, the alleged mastermind of Paris attacks, was featured in a February 2015 issue of Dabiq, an ISIS propaganda magazine.

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    The husband of an NYPD cop who died after rushing into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, returned her posthumous "Glamour Woman of the Year" award after the magazine gave the honor to Caitlyn Jenner, the New York Post reports.

    James Smith, the widower of Moira Smith, told the Post he pulled the award off of a wall in his Long Island home and shipped it back to the magazine this week after learning that Jenner had been chosen for the honor for 2015.

    Smith also wrote a letter to the magazine's editor-in-chief, which he later posted to his Facebook page. An image of the missive was captured and posted on several news websites.

    "I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner 'Woman of the Year.' I find it insulting to Moira Smith's memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award," Smith wrote in the letter. "Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?"

    Glamour — which also honored actress Reese Witherspoon, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, ballerina Misty Copeland, billionaire Elizabeth Homes, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, the U.S. women's national soccer team, and several Charleston, South Carolina, women who took up advocacy following the massacre at Emmanuel AME Church earlier this year — said it stands by its decision.

    "We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner," a spokeswoman for the magazine told the Post. "Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences."



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    Caitlyn Jenner attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 9.Caitlyn Jenner attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 9.

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    The backlash against Syrian refugees after the Paris terrorist attacks was fast -- by Monday more than a dozen governors had announced that their states would not accept any that the United States has agreed to resettle.

    The Obama administration is admitting at least 10,000 refugees fleeing the war in Syria to the U.S. over the next year, and some Democrats have pushed for an additional 65,000.

    But on Sunday and Monday, mostly Republican governors across the country began trying to block any Syrians from coming to their states, saying that they were worried terrorists would sneak in among them. 

    “A Syrian ‘refugee’ appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama saying Texas would not accept any refugees. “American humanitarian compassion can be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger.”

    The Islamic State, which is operating in Iraq and Syria, has taken credit for the Friday night attacks in Paris that left 129 people and wounded 352— most at the Bataclan concert hall. A Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the assailants, though a French official could not confirm that the attacker was the passport holder. Greek officials said that the man had crossed into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros in October.

    By Monday evening, governors in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin said that Syrian refugees were not welcome, in some cases temporarily until they received assurances about vetting procedures. New Hampshire's Gov. Maggie Hassan is the first Democrat among the group.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, asked Congress to prevent Obama from using any federal money to fund the relocation of 425 refugees to Florida — the number it has been asked to support.

    “(I)t is our understanding that the state does not have the authority to prevent the federal government from funding the relocation of these Syria refugees to Florida even without state support,” he wrote.

    Obama pushed back against the governors during a press conference at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

    "The people who are fleeing Syria are the most harmed by terrorism…they are parents, they are children, they are orphans." Obama said. "It is very important that we do not close our hearts to these victims of such violence and somehow start equating the issue of refugees with the issue of terrorism."

    The Department of Homeland Security said that refugees were subject to security checks by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the intelligence community. All available information is vetted against an array of law enforcement, intelligence and other databases.

    “We are aware of recent statements by a few governors regarding the resettlement of Syrian refugees into their states,” it said in a statement. “The administration remains steadfastly committed to the President’s plan to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States in (fiscal year) 2016.  The administration made this decision only after concluding that we can do so safely, consistent with our national security.” 

    It noted that more than 180 cities and towns across the country were welcoming refugees and said it was confident it could move forward settling refugees safely.

    “Our emphasis is on admitting the most vulnerable Syrians -- particularly survivors of violence and torture, those with severe medical conditions, and women and children – in a manner that is consistent with U.S. national security,” it said.

    Since the start of the Syrian civil war four years ago, four million refugees have left the country. By September, the U.S. had admitted about 1,500.  

    As the list of governors trying to block refugees grew, those in Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington-- Democrats Dan Malloy, Steve Beshear, Mark Dayton, Tom Wolf, Peter Shumlin and Jay Inslee -- took the opposite stand and announced the Syrians continued to be welcome.

    In Texas, the executive director of the state's American Civil Liberties Union, said the governor had already deployed troops to the state's more than 1,200-mile southern border to try to stop refugees from South and Central America.

    "Now he wants to use taxpayer money to close off the rest of the state’s thousands of miles of border to Syrian refugees, whether they’re flying from New York or driving from Texarkana?" Terri Burke asked. "I would like to know just how he plans to do that. It’s truly baffling."

    Refugees and the refugee resettlement program should not be victims of horrible attacks perpetrated by a few individuals, Burke said. 

    "The bottom line is, refugee admission is a federal matter, reflecting our values as a nation," she said. "Texas and other states don’t have veto power in this area. That’s why it would violate the Constitution for a governor to bar an entire group of refugees from coming into their state because of their nationality."

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the governors' position, saying that they had abandoned American ideals. 

    "Defeating ISIS involves projecting American ideals to the world," it said. "This un-American rejection of refugees, who will face significant security checks prior to entry, sends entirely the wrong message."

    In Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder said on Sunday that the state was suspending its efforts to resettle refugees until the Department of Homeland Security had reviewed its procedures.

    Michigan is home to between 500,000 and 800,000 Arabs and others from the Middle East and Snyder added: “It's also important to remember that these attacks are the efforts of extremists and do not reflect the peaceful ways of people of Middle Eastern descent here and around the world.”

    For Majed Moughni, a 45-year-old lawyer in Dearborn, who arrived in the United States as a child, fleeing the civil war in Lebanon, it is important that the United States be cautious, but not exclude particular ethnicities or religions, nor close its doors to refugees.

    “We should also not buy into what ISIS wants,” he said. “They do want the war, they do want the intolerance, they do want the hate.”

    The United States should allow the Department of Homeland Security to do its job, he said.

    “When you single out the Syrians, you’re doing exactly what ISIS wants you to do,” he said.

    In announcing that Indiana would suspend its resettlement of additional Syrian refugees, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked for assurances from the federal government that proper security measures were being taken.

    “Indiana has a long tradition of opening our arms and homes to refugees from around the world but, as governor, my first responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all Hoosiers,” Pence said.

    And in neighboring Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner said that the Paris terrorist attacks were a reminder of the security threats facing America. 

    “We must find a way to balance our tradition as a state welcoming of refugees while ensuring the safety and security of our citizens,” he said.  "Therefore, the state of Illinois will temporarily suspend accepting new Syrian refugees and consider all of our legal options pending a full review of our country’s acceptance and security processes by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”

    South Carolina's Republican Gov. Nikki Haley said she wanted to ensure that there had been no changes in who was being allowed to enter.



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    Syrian refugees disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea on a dinghy from the Turkish coast, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. More than 810,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean this year, and over 200,000 in October alone. Four out of five this year have crossed from Turkey to Greece.Syrian refugees disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea on a dinghy from the Turkish coast, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. More than 810,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean this year, and over 200,000 in October alone. Four out of five this year have crossed from Turkey to Greece.

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    A woman was badly burned when a camper caught fire as she was cooking in New Haven on Monday morning.

    Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Marcarelli said his crews responded to Howard and Washington avenues at 9:45 a.m. and the woman was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for serious burns and is now being taken to the Bridgeport Burn Unit.

    The trailer is a complete loss, but firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to two Yale buildings next to the trailer, including one that houses labs and a storage building for machinery.

    Nearby buildings were evacuated and it took about 15 minutes to get flames under control.



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    A woman was badly burned when she was cooking and her RV caught fire in New Haven.A woman was badly burned when she was cooking and her RV caught fire in New Haven.

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    A Florida nurse and her longtime love married decades after meeting as teens, but this wedding has a bittersweet twist.

    Nancy Jeandell, 57, went to the doctor two months ago for persistent back problems. After an MRI, doctors discovered tumors growing on her spine, according to NBC affiliate WFLA.

    Jeandell learned that she was suffering from Stage 4 metastatic cancer that had already spread throughout her lungs and bones.

    Within 48 hours of her diagnosis, Jeandell underwent surgery to remove the tumors and replace them with rods to strengthen her spine. She also had a port placed in her chest to receive chemotherapy and radiation.

    Knowing her prognosis was not good, Jeandell shared with doctors that her dying wish was to marry her lifelong sweetheart, David Griffith.

    The two met as teens and had been together for nearly 40 years.

    Within 24 hours, countless doctors, nurses and friends worked to organize the wedding, which took place in the ICU where Jeandell was being treated.

    The ceremony was complete with flowers and a cake. The judge in Pinellas County agreed to forgo the usual three-day waiting period and immediately granted the couple a wedding license.

    The newlyweds told WFLA that while they recognize the gravity of Jeandell's prognosis, they are happy to be near one another and plan to make the most of their new marriage and the time they have left together.

    “Live a full life, and do the best you can in this life,” Nancy told WFLA. “That’s what I’ve got to say. Love the people that are around you.”
     



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    Officials announced that U.S. military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors are restricted from traveling to France on any unofficial business.

    The United States European Command (EUCOM) implemented travel restrictions to Paris or any place within a thirty mile radius of the city for the U.S. military or civilian employees or any families of members, the organization announced on Monday. 

    The restriction does not apply to any military personnel assigned to diplomatic posts in France or anyone with a layover in the country as long as they have no plans to leave the airport. 

    "This is a precautionary measure to keep our personnel and families safe in light of the recent attacks. This is also an effort to help minimize tourist traffic at the borders in France, and in particularly, in Paris as the French authorities continue their investigation," EUCOM wrote in a statement.



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    Members of the French Foreign Legion guard near the Eiffel Tower on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.Members of the French Foreign Legion guard near the Eiffel Tower on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

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