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    Obama Speaks in Dallas; Police Shooting Plot Discovered

    “I’m here to say we must reject such despair,” President Obama told the 2,000 assembled at a memorial for five murdered police officers. Weary of bloodshed, but with an undercurrent of hope, Obama praised the Dallas officers for their conduct in the face of “demented violence.” Meanwhile, racial tensions continued to roil as three Black men were arrested in Baton Rouge on allegations of a plot to target police, and scores protested in Los Angeles after a review determined that a 2015 police shooting of a Black woman was justified.

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