A volunteer at the the Dar-ul-Islam mosque in Elizabeth, N.J., prepares for a party to welcome refugees. More than 50 newly arrived Syrian women and children were invited to the party. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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At A New Jersey Mosque, People Of Different Faiths Welcome Syrians

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Najla cooks for Syria Day at Global Grace Café at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in New Jersey. Najla is from Syria and arrived in the U.S. 10 months ago with her husband and daughter after the United Arab Emirates canceled a residency permit, ending her job at an insurance company. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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As U.S. Politicians Shun Syrian Refugees, Religious Groups Embrace Them

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Pat Deon (right), a Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, and attorney Albert Mezzaroba, sit at the Puss N Boots tavern in Bucks County. Both are Republicans. In this election based on change, Mezzaroba says he doesn't understand why. "Things aren't that bad," he says. "I don't know why everybody thinks they're so terrible." Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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Clinton Expected To Claim Victory Tuesday Night, Marking Historical Moment

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Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

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Mayor Don Guardian examines an artist's rendering of a boardwalk reconstruction project in October. Without a cash infusion, Guardian says all nonessential city services will shut down on April 8. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Atlantic City Faces Financial Collapse, Cringes At State Takeover

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Going For Broke: Atlantic City Falls On Hard Times

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health advise against eating any fish from the Lower Passaic because it may be contaminated with toxic chemicals. But Owaldo Avad says he's been catching and consuming fish like these from the river for eight years. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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New Jersey River Polluters Fund Toxic Fish Swap — But There's A Snag

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Where Chris Christie Found His Political Calling

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Players on Monmouth University's bench have created over-the-top choreographed celebrations for plays. Here, Tyler Robinson pretends to be dead, while teammates Louie Pillari, Dan Pillari and Greg Noack react in horror. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Shtick On The Sidelines: College Basketball's Most Famous Bench

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Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to the media last year outside her home in Fort Kent, Maine. Hickox, who sharply protested being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital in 2014 after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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In this photo taken in 2011, worshippers are pictured inside the Al-Iman Mosque after midday prayers in the Queens borough of New York. The NYPD disbanded the special unit tasked with carrying out surveillance of Muslim groups in 2014 Charles Dharapak/Associated Press hide caption

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