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US to Seek Death Penalty for White Suspect in South Carolina Massacre

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof — the white man accused of last year's massacre in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Lynch said "the nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision." South Carolina prosecutors had already said they would pursue the death penalty for Roof. Roof allegedly killed nine people when he opened fire inside the Emanuel...

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