Obama: Country will experience tensions for quite some time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will keep his focus on reducing tensions between police departments and the communities they serve as he moves from an extraordinary closed-door meeting at the White House’s executive offices to a nationally televised town hall that will air Thursday.

Deputy suspended over Facebook post

MEMPHIS (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee has been suspended without pay over a Facebook post regarding a Black Lives Matter protest that led to the shutdown of Interstate 40.

U.S. official defends plan to close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s efforts to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, saying a minimal number of released detainees are suspected of returning to the fight.