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UAE's first official synagogue to open in multi-faith complex in 2022

UAE's first official synagogue to open in multi-faith complex in 2022Construction on the United Arab Emirates’ first official synagogue will begin next year and be completed by 2022, according to local media reports. The synagogue will be part of the multi-faith “Abrahamic Family House” complex in Abu Dhabi, which will also feature a mosque and church of which full construction will be completed in 2022, Abu Dhabi newspaper the National reported on Sunday. The complex was announced in February following a visit by Pope Francis to the UAE, the first by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula.



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Las Vegas man faces weapons charge in synagogue, other plots

Las Vegas man faces weapons charge in synagogue, other plotsA former security guard accused of compiling bomb components and guns to kill people at a Las Vegas synagogue and of drawing up plans to attack a bar catering to LGBTQ customers or a fast-food restaurant has been indicted on a federal firearm charge, court records show. Conor Climo’s court-appointed attorney, Paul Riddle, said Tuesday that Climo plans to plead not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday on the one-count indictment filed Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Nevada. Climo, 23, was arrested Aug. 8 and remains in federal custody pending arraignment Wednesday in Las Vegas on a charge of possessing “firearms, specifically destructive devices” found at his home.



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Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime

Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crimeA fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a suspect. Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation in downtown Duluth, the city’s police chief, Mike Tusken, said at a news conference. Tusken said he has no reason to believe the fire was a hate crime, although the investigation is ongoing.



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Feds seek death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Feds seek death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue massacreA man charged with killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue should face the death penalty if convicted, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday. The U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Robert Bowers in last year’s attack. The government filing said justification for a death sentence included allegations of substantial planning and premeditation, the vulnerability and number of victims, and a motivation of religious hostility.



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FBI Arrests Las Vegas Man Allegedly Planning Attack on Synagogue, LGBTQ Community

FBI Arrests Las Vegas Man Allegedly Planning Attack on Synagogue, LGBTQ CommunityConor Climo, 23, was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly owning parts of an explosive device



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What we know about the California synagogue shooting

What we know about the California synagogue shootingOfficials are still investigating a Passover shooting at a California synagogue that left one dead and three injured.



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Suit filed over gun controls inspired by synagogue shooting

Suit filed over gun controls inspired by synagogue shootingPITTSBURGH (AP) — Gun rights groups sued Tuesday to block Pittsburgh from enforcing firearms legislation passed after a mass shooting at a synagogue, accusing city officials of blatantly defying the state's prohibition on municipal gun regulation.



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I Am the Rabbi of Tree of Life Synagogue. Here Is a Simple Thing We All Can Do to Help Stop the Next Christchurch

I Am the Rabbi of Tree of Life Synagogue. Here Is a Simple Thing We All Can Do to Help Stop the Next ChristchurchA reflection on pain and the power of goodness



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The Latest: Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

The Latest: Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guiltyPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter (all times local):



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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty to new charges

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty to new chargesThe 46-year-old man accused of killing 11 people during an attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018 has pleaded not guilty to new charges. On Monday, Robert Bowers pleaded not guilty to 19 additional federal charges of hate crimes, as well as the obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs and discharging a firearm. Mr Bowers now faces 63 charges.



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