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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said in an interview that aired Sunday that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Constitution. But in reality, the founding father was the lead author of the Declaration of Independence.

It's not the first time Carson has gotten United States history wrong. As The Wall Street Journal previously flagged, Carson erroneously said the founding fathers had "no elected office experience."

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe:

2:30 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have recovered the body of a 4-year-girl who was among a group of 10 migrants reported missing after a boat sank on its way to Greece.

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Friday suggested that Syrian refugees are just trying to come to the United States for a "paid vacation," noting how much the federal government spends to resettle refugees.

"We’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation," Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show, according to audio posted by ThinkProgress. "That answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America."

"Were paying them to come here," he continued. "It's a paid vacation!"

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police carried out raids throughout the tense capital, detaining 16 people as the city remained locked down under high alert Monday. In Paris, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will ask for parliamentary approval for the U.K. to join airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Raids across Brussels capped a tense day with hundreds of troops patrolling and authorities hunting for one or more suspected extremists, including Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive since being named a suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.

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