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When police officers need someone to talk to, they can turn to police chaplains. President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains Mark Clements talks about what they are saying this week.

In this special edition of All Things Considered, we spend the entire hour on policing in the United States. This week saw both civilians and officers on the receiving end of violence.

The teacher's union has blocked roads to protest mandatory testing and demand more funding. Meanwhile, the security forces have killed activists.

This week, two black men were shot by police and their deaths were witnessed by those on social media. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Codeswitch blog about the role of social media.

Ireland is not happy with Britain's decision to leave the EU. Correspondent Frank Langfitt tells NPR's Lynn Neary that the country faces economic uncertainty and border issues with Northern Ireland.

Dallas Deputy Police Chief Malik Aziz joins NPR's Lynn Neary to talk about how his department is faring following the shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas.

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Wade Goodwyn from Dallas on the investigation, the victims and the mood in Dallas.

Claudia Rankine's acclaimed 2014 poetry book "Citizen" was a potent and incisive meditation on race. Rankine speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about where the national conversation about race stands today.

NPR's Lynn Neary talks about the public perception of police and law enforcement tactics with Doug Wyllie, an editor at Police One, a news site for law enforcement.

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Andrea Kremer of HBO's Real Sports, about the European soccer finals happening Sunday, and whether Cristiano Ronaldo can win the trophy for Portugal.

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