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Speaker Ryan calls for focus on 'the values that unite us'

Civil right leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, wipes his eyes as members of the Congressional Black Caucus make emotional statements condemning the slayings of police officers in Dallas last night, and the fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 8, 2016. From left are: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger over the police shootings in Dallas must not be allowed to divide us, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, as he and fellow lawmakers sought to set an example of unity for Congress and the nation. That message was promptly undercut by a Texas Republican congressman, who suggested President Barack Obama bore some responsibility for recent police violence.

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