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Muslim leaders in North Carolina welcome FBI probe into triple slaying
Muslim leaders in North Carolina welcome FBI probe into triple slaying

Muslim leaders in North Carolina on Friday welcomed an FBI decision to open a preliminary inquiry into the shooting deaths of three Muslim students this week in the scenic college town. The families of the three victims have demanded that federal authorities investigate the murders as a possible hate crime motivated by the students’ Muslim faith. Chapel Hill police have said the shootings apparently stemmed from an ongoing dispute over a parking space, and no evidence has emerged that the accused killer, a neighbor, harbored anti-Muslim views. A search warrant filed in Durham County courts Friday said that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, owned a dozen guns, including rifles and...

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