U.S. gun rules heighten tension between police, citizens: Obama

Obama holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Warsaw, PolandBy Ayesha Rascoe WARSAW (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to seek ways to calm racial tensions and reduce divisions between police and minorities during his final months in office, but he warned that easy access to guns nationwide exacerbated the problem. Obama spoke at the end of a week in which five policemen were killed by a sniper in Dallas and two black men were killed by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Obama, the first black U.S. president, has spoken out on racial issues throughout his time in the White House.

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