In Wake of the Dallas Shooting, We Can Look to the Nation's Front Pages — Or Beyond them

There's a familiar scene unfolding across America's newsstands today. 

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Its started in the hours following Thursday night's massacre at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.

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Tragedies were immediately inked onto the front pages of nation's our biggest newspapers. 

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"Slain." "Bloodshed." "Killed."

But amidst these tragedies, we can choose the story we remember about senseless violence in America.

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We can look to the front pages — or look beyond them.

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We can fixate on violence — or identify love. 

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While each tragedy can showcases the worst of people ...

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... it also unearths the best.

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Like when Muslims broke their holy fast to donate blood for Orlando, Florida, victims.

Like when these police officers posed in solidarity with these Black Lives Matter protestor.

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Like when these two Black Lives Matter activists got married in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Like when white people took a stand for black lives.

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Our nation's history reflects the stories we tell ourselves. And the stories we read from others. It's up to us to choose them.