Obama to visit Dallas next week as city mourns police

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Obama traveled to Poland to attend the NATO summit and then will travel on to Spain. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will cut short his European trip and visit Dallas early next week, as the city mourns five police officers killed by a sniper.

Obama had been scheduled to return to Washington on Monday. Instead, he will leave Spain on Sunday night after a meeting with that country’s interim prime minister and a visit with U.S. military personnel.

Obama is currently in Warsaw, Poland, for a NATO summit.

The White House says Obama will focus next week on efforts to support police officers while addressing “persistent racial disparities” in the criminal justice system.

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