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DOJ to Seek Death Penalty for Synagogue Killer:  Federal prosecutors told reporters Monday that the government would seek the death penalty for the man facing trial for killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last October.  Campbell Robertson of the New York Times reports that, according to prosecutors,  Robert Bowers was yelling anti-Semitic slurs as he targeted worshipers at the synagogue.  Some members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community believe that a public trial to seek a death sentence would give a platform to Bowers, who has pleaded not guilty.  

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