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Protesters face off with Baton Rouge police in riot gear across the street from the police department on July 8, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
Protesters face off with Baton Rouge police in riot gear across the street from the police department on July 8, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
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The killing of five police officers in Dallas last week and the shootings by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Baton Rouge, Louisiana have many people talking about divisions in America — politically, economically and racially.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about how divided we really are.

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Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.

This segment aired on July 11, 2016.

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