Obama calls for healing of rifts between police, communities

President Barack Obama bows his head during an invocation before speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 15, 2015, during the 34th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service, honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — With police under increasing scrutiny after the highly publicized deaths of black suspects, President Barack Obama called on Americans Friday to honor law enforcement “heroes” by working harder to heal rifts with communities they serve.

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