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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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Additional reporting by Caitlin MacNeal

Donald Trump wants to create a national registry to track American Muslims. Sen. Marco Rubio is prepared to close “any place where radicals are being inspired," including mosques. Ted Cruz has sponsored a bill in the Senate barring some Muslim refugees – a majority from Syria – and a Democratic mayor in Roanoke used the internment of Japanese Americans in the 1940s as justification to stop the flow of Syrian refugees to his community.

A terrorist attack 3,828 miles away from Washington has sparked a raw and visceral political reaction across the country to Islam and refugees that hasn't been front and center since 9/11. In the years since, other major attacks have rocked Western countries -- the Madrid commuter rail system (191 dead in 2004), the London Underground (56 dead in 2005), the Boston Marathon (6 dead in 2013) -- but have not spawned the kind of reflexively anti-Muslim and anti-refugee outcry in America that the Paris attacks have.

Why this dramatic of a reaction and why now?

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UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2015, 6:16 AM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a block party and music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, wounding 16 people in the shocking Sunday evening violence, police said.

Police were on their way to break up a big crowd at Bunny Friend Playground when gunfire erupted at the park in the city's 9th Ward, the police said in a statement Sunday.

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