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African Americans have always kept guns for self defense. The recent shootings in Dallas, and the killings of young black men by police, are once again raising questions about who should own guns.

What does it take to change your perception of people or an institution? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with columnist Matt Lewis about how the smartphone era has altered how he now views the police.

If Trump hopes to win Michigan, then he's got to win over working-class white men in suburban Detroit. But it will be tough. The state hasn't backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

U.S. soldiers are staying on in Afghanistan. Sarah Chayes, with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more troops won't solve the real problem.

In 2015, the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommended many reforms. Laurie Robinson, who co-chaired that task force tells Rachel Martin that reform requires long-term commitment.

The city of Dallas is still reeling from the murders of five police officers. Residents are rallying around law enforcement but some warn they can't abandon peaceful protests.

Police officers are struggling with the deaths of five of their own. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with chaplain Gary Holden, founder of the Police Chaplain Program, about ministering to law enforcement.

Twelve police officers were shot — and five were killed — in a mass shooting in Dallas on Thursday. The killings have complicated efforts to reform policing around the country.

Former and current law enforcement officers Chief Chris Magnus, Officer Anwar Sanders and former police chief Betty Taylor discuss the recent shootings by and of police.

After a week of deadly shootings involving police, questions are being asked about the training officers receive for these kinds of situations. Former police officer Seth Stoughton studies the issue.

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