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Obama condemns attack on Baton Rouge officers

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WASHINGTON, DC (AP) -

   President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to lower avoid "overheated" rhetoric and focus on unifying words following the fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
   Obama is delivering a statement about the shooting from the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. He says as of now, the killer's motive is unclear. He says officials don't know whether the killer was targeting police or killed them down as they responded to a call.
   Obama is noting that the shooting and other recent incidents in Texas and elsewhere come just before the Republican and Democratic conventions are set to begin. He says that's a time when rhetoric tends to get hotter than usual. Obama says the U.S. doesn't need "careless accusations" intended to score points but should instead try to "temper our words."
   He says attacks like the one in Baton Rouge are happening far too often and constitute an attack on the rule of law.

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