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Dylann Roof Also Focus of Hate Crime Probe

In the eyes of the U.S. Justice Department, the nine murders this week at a historic South Carolina black church warrant investigation of a hate crime. The suspect, Dylann Roof, who allegedly shot nine African-Americans Wednesday at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, is white. And media reports say he confessed to the crimes, expressing a racial motive. While not unique to the U.S,. hate crime laws have become a part of the national vocabulary, starting...

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