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Obama Calls for "Open Hearts" After Shootings

July 13, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama appealed to Americans to open their hearts to what he called “truths” about America’s racial divisions and hatreds during a memorial service Tuesday honoring five police officers gunned down in Dallas last week.
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Obama Says Police Have Hard Time in Communities With Lots of Guns

July 11, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said the availability of guns in the U.S. is fueling tensions between police officers and the communities they serve, even suggesting it contributed to the fatal shooting of an African-American man last week by law enforcement during a traffic stop in Minnesota.

Fatal shootings revive questions of race and policing, FBI closes Clinton email probe and Trump meets with GOP Congress

July 8, 2016
3 officer-involved shootings shock the country, Clinton will not be charged in email probe
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Officials Search for Suspects in Dallas Police Shooting

July 8, 2016
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Dallas officials have started to release the identities of the five Dallas officers killed by sniper fire overnight during anti-police brutality protests. One of the suspects in the ambush-style shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead overnight told a hostage negotiator he was upset about the recent police shootings of two black men and he wanted to kill white people, especially cops, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference this morning.
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Lawmakers Return To Washington With Contentious Issues On Their Plates

July 6, 2016
Ailsa Chang | NPR
Congress is preparing to leave for its long summer recess. Before the lawmakers leave town, they have a couple of very contentious issues on their plates - guns and Zika.
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Supreme Court Rules Domestic Violence Offenders Can Lose Gun Rights

June 28, 2016
Carrie Johnson | NPR
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case over whether individuals who pled guilty to state misdemeanor domestic abuse charges are in violation of federal law for possessing firearms and ammunition.
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