In Dallas remarks, Obama will aim to make sense of shootings

Updated at: 07/15/2016 10:09 AM
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
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(AP) WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has returned early from an overseas trip to begin trying to comfort those unsettled by the series of recent shootings.

After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas. Obama is due to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service for the five police officers killed Thursday when a shooter opened fire at a protest over police brutality.

Obama is expected to meet with victims' families and with local law enforcement officials mourning their own.

Obama has tasked himself with helping Americans make sense of a frustrating cloud of issues swirling around the shootings.

The president is expected to speak to rising anxiety about shootings, race relations and gun control.

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