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in just hours, president obama arrives in dallas set to speak at a memorial for the five police officers slain in the street. we'll tell you what you can expect. new protests across the country over police violence. thousands take over the streets. the new arrests at demonstrations overnight. donald trump declares himself the law and order candidate, but also the candidate of compassion. his new reaction to police protests. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is july 12th.
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in hours, an important moment for the nation to come together after a week of pain and tension. a memorial service for the five officers who were slain after helping protesters. president obama and former president bush are set to speak. overnight, emotions ran high by the candlelight vigil. chief david brown embracing the families of those killed. >> families, we love you. we love you with everything we have. we are now your surrogate family members. we're your brothers and sisters. when you need us, you call because we'll not only be loving you today, we'll be loving you
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always. always. until the end of time. we'll be loving you until you are me and i am you. >> the probe into the dallas gunman's plans and motives is still under way with new questions emerging. more from cnn's ed lavandera in dallas. >> reporter: john and alison, more investigators are combing through the college community building where micah johnson was killed after several hours of a standoff with police in the hours just after he shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven more. one of the things that investigators and detectives are taking a look at in trying to unravel is the bomb-making materials in johnson's house.
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we learned there are 3.5 pounds found inside the home. what is not clear is what the intentions of that was. was this part of a bigger plan? was this part of a plan that micah johnson had thought about carrying out and didn't, but what the intention was there. that is what we are looking at. local law enforcement in dallas tells me the material was found in every room in various parts of the house. that is one of the things that investigators are trying to unravel as well as those mysterious initials "r.b." that according to the police chief micah johnson wrote in his blood in two locations in the community college building. >> ed, thanks for. that the dallas shooter's parents are speaking out. saying the time in the army changed him. turning him from a police officer into a hermit.
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the father says he was stunned by his son's actions. >> i don't know what to say to anybody to make anything better. i didn't see it coming. >> overnight, new protests against police practices across the country. in atlanta, police arrested 16 people after hundreds took to the streets protesting the police killing of two black men. one in louisiana and one in minnesota. the protesters marched to the georgia's governor's mansion. cnn's polo sandoval has more from the scene. >> reporter: the city of atlanta is one across the country erupting with protests for the fifth night in a row. we ever marching along with part of the black lives matter
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movement that made their way to the governor's mansion. calling for justice. meanwhile, several police officers on the ground and in the air keeping a sharp eye on the crowd and making sure they keep distance away from the mansion. there is a good sign there is some common ground here. we are now seeing atlanta city officials, including kaseem reed and george turner with conversations with the demonstrators to talk about finding that common ground. that is a good indication that things could potentially improve. while the demonstrations are peaceful, we have seen several arrests. while the naacp here in georgia and atlanta has raised reaction by law enforcement level of restraint, they say there are limits.
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what we have seen are police officers reach the limit and make their way into the crowd and actually begin to detain individuals who defied orders to remain on the sidewalk. ultimately at least 15,000 protesters that have already taken to the streets of atlanta and only a few dozen arrests. that is a good sign that there is that dialogue that continues in one of several major american cities that are erupting with protests. polo sandoval, cnn, atlanta. thank you. in memphis, there was a town hall. in brooklyn, more than 200 people gathered for inter faith vigil honoring the officers of dallas and victims of the police shootings in louisiana and minnesota. a third day of the protests on the streets of chicago. the demonstrations did remain peaceful there. in sacramento, hundreds marched on the state capitol.
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many walking silently telling reporter there is is nothing more to day. new details in st. paul. the lawyer for the police officer who shot philando castile said yanez stopped castile because he matched the description of a man in an armed robbery days earlier. cnn's rosa flores has latest. >> reporter: john and alison, this is the intersection where philando castile was shot and killed by a police officer. it has been turned into a memorial. now we know from court records this was not the first time that philando castile had been stopped by the police. in fact, court records show he had been stopped 52 times since
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2002 for things like driving without proof of insurance and with a suspended driver's license. now protesters have said that all of this is racial profiling. the governor of this state agreed. we took our question to a profiling expert. was castile racially profild until the day he died? >> i would say looking at the record, it is consistent with racial profiling. >> we have been seen as driving while black. is that the data? >> that suggest what is is happening. when you look at a case like mr. castile's and his driving record. it suggests a pattern of aggressive policing. >> reporter: according to the shooting officer's attorney, he said this had nothing to do with race and everything to do with a gun present at the scene.
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john, alison. >> rosa. the new developments in the death of alton sterling in baton rouge. the family is calling for the police to release the video taken at the store. the owner is suing police saying the officers illegally detained him and confiscated his security system without warrant. the district attorney in the case has recused himself because he is friends with the parents of one of the officers involved. the feds department of justice civil rights department has taken over the investigation. donald trump is declaring himself the law and order candidate. what else he had to say about the police shootings and protests. that's next.
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donald trump calling for an immediate end to hostilities to
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police and calling him the candidate of law and order. he is calling hillary clinton weak. one of those on the trump short list for vice president is chris christie. more from jim acosta. >> reporter: he will tryout another running mate when he meets with mike pence. and former house speaker newt gingrich and chris christie appear to be the finalist on the gop ticket. christie and trump spoke yesterday in virginia beach. that is where trump ended the pause and political attacks since the shootings in dallas and dubbed himself the candidate law enforcement can trust. >> i am the law and order candidate. hillary clinton on the other hand, is weak, ineffective, pandering and as proven by her
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recent e-mail scandal, which was an embarrassment not only to her, but the nation as a whole, she is either a liar or grossly incompetent. personally, it is probably both. not only am i the law and order candidate, but i'm also the candidate of compassion. believe it. the candidate of compassion. you can't have true compassion without providing safety for the citizens of our country. every kid in america should be able to securely walk the streets in their own neighborhood without harm. >> reporter: mike pence, running for re-election as governor, has until friday to make up his mind as state law bars him from seeking two offices at one in indiana. don't count out chris christie. one source familiar with the process says christie has been fully vetted.
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john and alison. >> the republican convention platform committee meets in cleveland in a few hours. the party's official positions emerging. embracing the religious values and opposing same-sex marriage and supporting the right of parents to put their lgbt children in conversion therapy. the head of the platform committee insists the party and presumptive nominee are uniting behind the plans. >> i met with donald trump on thursday in washington. he met with a number of senators. he said let the platform committee work its will. he has faith and confidence in the people coming together. i asked him to embrace the platform. i believe he will. >> house speaker paul ryan's request to block hillary clinton from intelligence briefings has been rejected by the director of national intelligence.
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james clapper said no officially nominated candidate will be denied access. now asking the justice department to open a new investigation to determine whether clinton lied to congress about the private e-mail server and attorney general loretta lynch asking questions when she appears before the house judicial committee. in a few hours after a long, long, long wait, bernie sanders is set to endorse hillary clinton at a campaign event in new hampshire. now in an interview with cnn, vice president joe biden says the choice of voters in november is clear. >> here's the measure i think folks will apply. look at donald trump and what he is saying and ask yourself is it believab believable? does he know what he is talking about? will it solve my problems? look at what she is proposing and honesty of proposals and
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willingness to deliver on them. >> biden addressed protests over police shootings rejecting comments from former mayor rudy giuliani who describes the black lives matter movement and racist. biden called that a broad statement. new details emerging in the deadly shootout in a courthouse in berrien county, michigan. two deputies killed and sheriff wounded. an inmate, 44-year-old larry darnell gordon was transferred from his cell and grabbed the deputy's gun and tried to escape. video from police body and dash cameras will not be part of the public record in north carolina under a new law signed monday by governor mccrorry. the measure will make it nearly impossible to hold police officers accountable for their
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actions according to the aclu. north carolina is one of five states exempting the request. the s&p 500 has never been higher than it is right now. the index gaining one-third of 1% on monday. closing out at 2,137. the previous record set back in may. i want to see what $12.6 trillion of market value looks like? that is how much investors have made since the s&p hit the bottom in 2009. an amazing gain of 215%. next up, the dow. half a percent from a fresh closing high. we will watch. futures are pointing to a positive open. stock markets in europe are mostly higher. shares in london are lower. asian stocks closed up overnight. oil prices are slightly higher. one thing is the earnings season
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getting under way. everyone watching what is happening in great britain. new activity there. a new prime minister as of tomorrow. the lightning fast pace of change continues. david cameron resigns. teresa may prepares to take office. the roller coaster ride brought on by the brexit. next.
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by the close of business on wednesday in britain, the uk will have a new prime minister. it will be a woman. david cameron announced he will step down this week and not by
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october as originally planned. this paves the way for teresa may to take the reins now. why is david cameron stepping down earlier than expected? >> reporter: because one of two campaigners for the leadership which carries with it the prime minister's job pulled out of the contest yesterday with teresa may. ensuring instead of a contest, we have a kcoronation. david cameron is going through the last two days of the six-year period on downing street. he was humming as he walked back to downing street after announcing his impending departure. alison. >> wednesday, i would attend for
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comments for questions and after that, i expect to go to palace and offer my resignation. we will have a new prime minister in the building behind me by wednesday. >> reporter: now teresa may is putting together her team to succeed the cabinet that david cameron is presiding over for the last time today, alison. >> you know, the now soon to be former prime minister humming. it makes you wonder if he is feeling a sense of relief or is he thinking good luck to teresa may. lots of challenges. >> reporter: yes. david cameron is the prime minister who gambled on europe and lost. he tried to end the long-running disputes in his party over britain's relationship with
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europe. now britain is coming out of the european union. the task she has is the most daunting any prime minister in peace time has ever faced. one of the key things will be how she gets a balance in her cabinet team between those who wanted to leave and those who like her wanted to remain. >> going to be interesting to watch to say the least. robin oakley, thank you. president obama arrives in dallas in just hours. he will speak at the memorial for the five police officers murdered last week. we have new details about what he plans to say. that's next.
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president obama arriving in dallas in just hours. set to speak at the memorial for five slain police officers. emotions running high. new arrests overnight as thousands protest police violence in cities across the
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country. donald trump declaring himself the law and order candidate with new reaction to the police shootings. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. 31 minutes past the hour. in hours, an important moment for the nation to come together after a week of pain and tension. memorial certiservice in dallas. president obama and former president george w. bush are set to speak and later visit with victims' families. overnight, emotions ran high by the vigil organized by the dallas police division. chief david brown embraced the families of those killed. >> families, we love you. we love you with everything we have. we are now your surrogate family
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members. we're your brothers and your sisters. when you need us, you call because we'll not only be loving you today, we'll be loving you always. always. until the end of time. we'll be loving you until you are me and i am you. >> the probe into the dallas's gunman's plans and motives are under way with new questions. let's get more from cnn's ed lavandera. >> reporter: john and alison, investigators continue combing through the community college building where micah johnson was killed friday morning after several hours of a standoff with police in the hours just after he had shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven more. one of the things that
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investigators and detectives are taking a much closer look at in trying to unravel is the bomb making explosives found at johns johnson's house. there were 3.5 pounds of different kinds of explosive material that was found in the home. what is not clear is what the intention of that was. was this part of a bigger plan? some other plan that micah johnson had thought about carrying out and didn't or what the intention was there. they are looking into that. local law enforcement in dallas tells me the material was found in every room in virtually every part of the house. that is one of the things that the investigators are trying to unravel and the initials "r.b." according to micah johnson wrote with his own blood in two locations in the community college building. john. thank you, ed. the shooter's parents are speaking out saying his time in
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the army changed him turning him from an idealist to a police officer to a hermit. the gunman's father said he was stunned by his son's actions. >> i don't know what to say to anybody to make anything better. i didn't see it coming. >> overnight, new protests across the country against what demonstrators called police brutality. in atlanta, police arrest 16 people after hundreds took to the streets protesting the killing of two black men, one in louisiana and one in minnesota, by police. the protesters marched to the georgia governor's mansion. cnn's polo sandoval has more from the scene.
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>> reporter: the city of atlanta, one of several across the country, erupting with protests for the fifth night in a row. we marched with demonstrators part of the black lives matter movement making their way to the georgia state governor's mansion calling for transparency and justice. meanwhile, police officers here not on tly on the ground, but i the air, making sure people keep distance from the mansion. there is a good sign of common ground as we see officials like the mayor and police chief, a native of the city, george turner, have conversations with the demonstrators asking them into a mobile command center set up here to talk about finding that common ground. that is a good indication that things could potentially improve. while the demonstrations are
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peaceful, we have seen several arrests. the naacp chapter near georgia has raised the reaction by law enforcement's level of restraint, they say there are limits. we have seen police officers reach that limit and actually make their way into the crowd and actually begin to detain individuals who have defied orders to remain on the sidewalk. ultimate ultimately, despite 15,000 protesters that have already taken to the streets of atlanta and only a few dozen arrests, that is a good sign there is at least a dialogue that continues in one of several major american cities that are erupting with protests. polo sandoval, cnn, atlanta. >> that was in atlanta. in memphis, the mayor and police held a town hall meeting where people spoke out for community policing and more funding for youth programs. in brooklyn, more than 200 people gathered for a vigil honoring the five officers
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killed in dallas and the victims of the shootings in louisiana and minnesota. a third day of protests taking over the streets of chicago's loop up to 1,000 people taking part. the demonstrations peaceful. in sacramento, hundreds marching on the state capitol. many walking silently telling reporters there is nothing to say that has not already been said. details from minnesota this morning on the police shooting of philando castile. the lawyer for the officer said the taillight not the only reason the officer pulled castile over. he stopped castile because he matched the identity of a suspect in an armed robbery days earlier. rosa flores has the latest. >> reporter: john and alison, this is the intersection where philando castile was shot by a police officer. it has been turned into a memorial. we know this was not the first
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time castile had been stopped by police. in fact, court records show he had been stopped 52 times since 2002 for things like driving without proof of insurance and with a suspended driver's license. protesters have said that all of this is racial profiling. the governor of this state agreed. so we took our question to a profiling expert. was castile racially profiled until the day he died? >> i would say looking at the record it's consistent with the pattern of racially profiled. >> we have been seen as driving while black. >> i think the pattern suggests that is what's happening. you look at a case like mr. castile's. like at his driving record. he has a lot of stops. it suggests a pattern of aggressive policing. >> reporter: according to the shooting officer's attorney, he
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says this had nothing to do with race and everything to do with a gun at the scene. john, alison. thank you, rosa. developments in the fatal police shooting of alton sterling in baton rouge. sterling's family is calli on police to release video taken from the convenience store where the incident occurred. the owner of the store is suing the police claiming officers illegally detained him for hours. baton rouge police say the video will be turned over to the justice department. the district attorney recused himself because he is friends with the parents of one officer involved. donald trump declared himself as the law and order candidate, but also the candidate with compassion. wait and hear what he now has to say about the police shootings and protests. that's next.
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new this morning, donald trump is calling for immediate end to hostilities against police and declaring himself the law and order candidate. the presumptive republican nominee says hillary clinton is weak. in an appearance with chris christie on the trump short list for vice president. let's get more from jim acosta. >> reporter: john, donald trump will appear at a rally with indiana governor mike pence and chris christie and newt gingrich are the final candidate on the vp ticket. he spoke yesterday and trump ended the pause and political attacks since the shootings in dallas and dubbed himself the candidate law enforcement can trust. >> i am the law and order
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candidate. hillary clinton on the other hand, is weak, ineffective pandering and as proven by her recent e-mail scandal which was an embarrassment not only to her, but to the entire nation as a whole. she's either a liar or grossly incompetent. personally, it is probably both. not only am i the law and order candidate, but i'm also the candidate of compassion. believe it. the candidate of compassion. you can't have true compassion without providing safety for the citizens of our country. every kid in america should be able to securely walk the streets in their own neighborhood without harm. >> reporter: mike pence, running
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for re-election as governor, has until friday to make up his mind as state law bars him from seeking two offices at once in indiana. don't count out chris christie. he has been fully vetted for the slot. john and alison. jim acosta, thank you. the republican convention platform committee meeting again in cleveland in a few hours. the party official positions are emerging. embracing religious values and votes. opposing same-sex marriage and rejecting restroom rights for transgender people. the head of the platform committee john barraso insisting the party and presumptive nominee are uniting behind the plan. >> i met with trump on thursday in washington. he met with a number of senators. he knew i was chairing the
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platform committee. he said let the platform committee work its will. he has a great amount of confidence. i asked him to embrace the platform. i believe he will. >> house speaker paul ryan's request to block hillary clinton from intelligence briefings has been rejected by the director. james clapper says no officially nominated candidate will be denied access. top house republicans are asking the justice department to open a new investigation to determine if hillary clinton lied to congress about the e-mail servers. loretta lynch will face questions when she appears before the house committee this morning. in a few hours, bernie sanders is set to endorse hillary clinton. in an interview with cnn, vice president joe biden says the choice with voters is clear in november. >> here is the measure folks
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will apply. look at donald trump and what he is saying and ask if it is believable. does he know what he is talking about? will it solve my problems? look at what she has to say. what she is proposing. the honesty of proposals or willingness to deliver. i think that will ultimately be the determination. >> biden also addressed protests over police shootings. rejecting comments from former mayor rudy giuliani who described the black lives matter movement as racist. details in the deadly shootout in berrien county, michigan. two deputies shot. an inmate, 44-year-old larry darnell gordon grabbed a gun and then he was shot and killed by bailiffs. if you have money, you will spend it on amazon today.
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the second amazon prime day is here. it kicked off at 3:00 a.m. amazon pre-viewed the deals on twitter. a 55 inch smart tv. it is selling the amazon fire for $33. other products discounted like kindle and echo. you can save 50% on barbie and nerf. walmart is launching deals to compete. it has shipping for free all week. the lenovo laptop for $300. and minecraft game selling for $279. be sure to check out other retailers as well. amazon made up this holiday shopping day and a lot of sites are putting items on sale.
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let the competition begin. >> the best holidays. temperatures set to soar in the northeast. let's bring in meteorologist allison chinchar. >> it is another hot day across the south. we're talking 97 for the high in dallas. houston and little rock with the heat index reaching triple digits. 93 in detroit. 97 in charleston. further north, we are feeling the heat. st. louis, average of 89. we are in the mid-90s. minneapolis is going to be above average the next couple days. we will finally get a slight cooldown by the time we get to thursday. we're keeping a close eye in the midwest for severe weather today. main threats are damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes from green bay, chicago, des moines to kansas city. that threat will push farther
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east for the coming days. you can see as we get to evening commute, it starts to move into indianapolis and nashville as well. >> allison, thank you. it is safe to look at your portfolio. s&p is sitting at an all-time high. >> just like me. >> serious tests for the market. i'll tell you what could stop the rally when we get an early start on your money next.
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by the close of business wednesday, britain will have a new prime minister. it will be a woman. david cameron announced he will step down this week and not october as originally planned. this paves the way for teresa may to take the reins.
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we have max foster with more. >> reporter: it is chaos right now. teresa may expected to have three months to get ready to go into downing street in just two days. today, she is having to organize a new government for the uk as well as worry about leading into 10 downing street. this is universal support for her. she is a steady hand at a time of upheaval. she is a heavyweight politician. people are looking how she will handle the economy and ex-t extrication from the european union. a lot of papers talking about her position as the second only female prime minister. financial times making that
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point. the first in 26 years. "the sun" being more direct about it. she is famous for the kitten heels she wears and another challenge posed to her saying there should be another election. the public did not vote for her as a prime minister. she will adopt the position. there you go. also, a lot of people wondering what this means for david cameron. he is out of a job tomorrow. this is how he made the announcement, john. listen at the end. after he finishes speaking. he is humming. we are trying to interpret that. >> on wednesday, i will attend the meeting for questions and after that, i expect to go to palace and offer my resignation so we will have a new prime minister in the building behind me by wednesday evening. ♪ >> reporter: so what is obsessing social media here today is was that a happy hum or a glum hum?
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is he happy to go or sad to go? these are the important matters. >> i don't think there is such a thing as a glum hum. i'm sure your best people are looking into it. max foster, thank you. i appreciate it. >> maybe it is a take this job and shove it hum. >> i think you sing that, you don't hum it. it losing the meaning. "early start" continues right now. >> in just hours, president obama arrives in dallas set to speak at a memorial for five police officers slain in the street. what you can expect today. new protests across the country over police violence. thousands on the streets. new arrests at demonstrations. donald trump declaring himself the law and order candidate with new reaction to protests and police shootings. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik.
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>> i'm john berman. it is tuesday, july 12th. after a week of pain and tension, a memorial service in dallas for the five officers. president obama and former president george w. bush set to speak and visit with victims' families. chief david brown embraced the families at the vigil of those killed. >> families, we love you. we love you with everything we have. we are now your surrogate family members. we're your brothers and sisters. when you need us, you call. because we'll not only be loving you today,

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