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Board co-chair 'nervous as hell' over Republican convention

Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba told Reuters on Friday , "We have got to make some changes without a doubt". "I wrote an email reassuring them we are prepared and let them know we can not pull the plan off without them", Tomba said. Cleveland police union President Steve Loomis has been among the most vocal critics, complaining that front-line officers would be undertrained and poorly equipped.

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Black Lives Matter demonstrators return to streets despite criticism

He apparently sympathized with Black Power groups . Police killed the suspect, Micah X. Johnson, 25, using a robot carrying an explosive. Johnson's profile photo on Facebook shows him in a dashiki, holding a clenched fist in the air. Protesters also gathered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where 37-year-old Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police early on Tuesday - his killing dramatically caught on video by a friend.

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Obama says Dallas gunman was a 'demented individual'

Organizers quickly repudiated violence against police, but also said they understand the frustration that led to Thursday's shootings. Johnson, 25, was killed by a bomb-carrying robot deployed against him in a parking garage where he had holed up and refused to surrender during hours of negotiations with police, authorities said on Friday.

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Newt Gingrich: Whites 'Don't Understand Being Black in America'

Gingrich said earlier this week that he would be inclined to accept an offer to be on the ticket if Trump asked him. GINGRICH: Well, and I think what has to trouble people is that we have such a very big failure of liberal bureaucratic government, that in Chicago, in Newark, in Detroit, in Baltimore, in place after place you've had a failure of local leadership, a failure of bureaucracy, and a failure of policy.

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Veteran used vest, military-style rifle in sniper Dallas police slayings

The other attacks on police included a Georgia man who authorities said called 911 to report a break-in, then ambushed the officer who came to investigate. "Black Lives Matter doesn't condone shooting law enforcement", said actor and model Sir Maejor, an organizer with the movement in Atlanta. "The same automated robot equipment to detonate and defuse bombs was used to place C-4 in place and to detonate that", Rawlings said at a press conference Friday.

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Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh deletes tweet calling for 'war' on Obama

Walsh's deleted tweet was not the only one in which he took aim at Obama, blaming him directly for the deaths of the Dallas police officers. "Real America is coming after you", tweeted Walsh, a former tea party congressman from IL and now a conservative talk radio host.