"I'm here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem. And I know that because I know America. I know how far we've come against impossible odds." — President Barack Obama, in remarks in Dallas honoring police officers shot by a sniper, and decrying racial prejudice that can hinder the work of law enforcement.
"While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths." — Bernie Sanders, endorsing rival Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
"Hopefully this is something we can all rally upon for the second half and find a way to use that home-field advantage." — Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals, who helped lead the American League over the National League in the MLB All-Star game, securing home-field advantage for the AL in the World Series.