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7:53 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson

Children watch from their home in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as people march to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. The school year was delayed in the St. Louis suburb amid protests, riots and looting in the wake of the police shooting. But classes are expected to start Monday.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 4:32 pm

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

Tear gas is deployed after police were fired upon Monday in Ferguson, Mo.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 2:33 pm

On Monday night, protesters clashed yet again with police in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot by police Aug. 9. National Guard troops deployed by Gov. Jay Nixon didn't get involved, and the officer in charge of security in Ferguson said police came under fire and were targeted by Molotov cocktails.

Update at 1:25 p.m. ET: Latest News: Memorial Planned; Number Of Arrested Reportedly Doubles

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5:14 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 2:43 pm

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The Two-Way
9:59 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

A man tries to recover from tear gas as people leave a McDonald's restaurant Sunday during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. After police fired tear gas, people used bottles of water and milk to try to clear their eyes.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would deploy troops to prevent violence in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb that's been wracked by outrage and looting over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager last weekend.

"Members of the National Guard are arriving in South St. Louis," local TV news KMOV reports, in a tweet this morning. "They will be heading to #Ferguson today."

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US News
3:20 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Reporter Recounts His Arrest In Ferguson

Demonstrators, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, flee as police shoot tear gas into the crowd of several hundred after someone reportedly threw a bottle at the line of police on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 2:36 pm

Governor Jay Nixon is expected to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, in the aftermath of last night’s volatile confrontations between police and protesters — and journalists.

There have been escalating clashes in Ferguson since police shot Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in the town on Saturday. Last night, police ratcheted up their response, firing tear gas into the crowd, and using sonic cannons.

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Mo. Highway Patrol Takes Over Security In Ferguson, Governor Says

A man picks up a flaming bottle and prepares to throw it as a line of police advance in the distance.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 5:19 pm

This post was updated at 5 p.m. ET.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will now supervise security in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon announced at a news conference Thursday. Protesters have clashed with police since the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown on Saturday.

"For the past several days, we've all been deeply troubled by this crisis," Nixon said, "as the pain of last weekend's tragedy has been compounded by days of grief, and nights of conflict and fear."

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4:14 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

FBI Opens Probe Into The Police Shooting That Roiled St. Louis

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 8:51 pm

St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippman reports on the aftermath of rioting in the city's suburb of Ferguson, where police shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Sunday. The community is reeling from riots some consider the worst in recent memory. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting that preceded the riots.