Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ninth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ninth NewsWatch-

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A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue today, killing 11 people and wounding several others, including police officers.

Police say a suspect is in custody after the attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

A law enforcement official identifies the suspect as Robert Bowers and says he is in his 40s.

City officials say the shooting is being investigated by the F-B-I as a federal hate crime. (9)



Several Canadian politicians are offering their sympathies following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns the attack as anti-Semitic.

He says in a post on Twitter that Canadians' hearts are with the city's Jewish community after the incident.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she's "horrified'' by the attack. (9)


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The suspect in a series of mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats and critics of U-S President Donald Trump is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Fifty-six-year-old Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock) of Aventura, Florida, faces five federal charges, including mailing of explosives and threatening former presidents.

Lawyer Ronald Lowy says he has represented Sayoc before and he's never appeared violent. …

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