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The man suspected of carrying out a racist shooting spree over the weekend in Illinois and Indiana was a “martyr for free speech,” said the leader of the white supremacist movement to which the suspect belonged. Authorities said Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, who killed himself Sunday after he fled from police in a high-speed car chase, shot dead a black former basketball coach and a Korean student. The attacks began Friday night, when he wounded six Orthodox Jews returning from Shabbat services in a Chicago suburb.

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