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Obama Heads to Dallas Hoping to Heal Wounds

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US President Barack Obama.. Photo: Pete Souza.

US President Barack Obama.. Photo: Pete Souza.

New York Times – President Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday to mourn the deaths of five white police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran, his latest effort to help bridge one of the starkest divides in American society.

He huddled with his speechwriters for much of Monday, hoping to find words that would not only console the officers’ grief-stricken families but also reassure a nation fearful that racial divisions are worsening after the Dallas slaughter and the killing days before of black men by the police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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