The fracturing of America

Five Dallas police officers were shot dead last Thursday by a man apparently angry at recent shooting deaths of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Lost in the debate are some important facts about the US: Our nation is more divided than it has been in decades; the New Black Panthers want to create their own ‘nation within a nation’; and the alleged shooter was killed by a bomb-carrying robot–essentially a drone without wings.

Also: US and Russia expel each others’ diplomats; Britain says ‘no’ to another Brexit vote and picks a new PM; 20 US military veterans commit suicide a day; stocks soar while banks tank; and creepy clouds over CERN.