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Michael Lawlor

Malloy Receives 'Profile in Courage' Award From JFK Grandson

Malloy Receives 'Profile in Courage' Award From JFK Grandson

BOSTON — They were refugees from the war in Syria, looking forward to starting a new life in Indiana.

But for this married couple and their 5-year-old son, excitement turned to dread when the governor declared that they were not welcome. It was right after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, and Republican governors, including Mike Pence of Indiana, abruptly closed their states to Syrian refugees, citing security concerns.

"Suddenly in the middle of darkness, there was a light, a person who was generous in spirit and who was good, who accepted us," said the mother, whose name is Fatema (her last name was withheld due to concerns about the safety of...

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