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    Authorities Probe Pittsburgh Synagogue Attacker

    “I just want to kill Jews.” That’s what 46-year-old truck driver Robert Bowers reportedly told a SWAT officer after he opened fire with three pistols and an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue Saturday, killing 11 worshippers. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bowers, whose 29 federal charges include civil rights and hate crimes, in addition to at least 23 state charges. Meanwhile, mourners staged vigils yesterday while survivors struggle to piece together the massacre — believed to be the deadliest attack against Jews in U.S. history.

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