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National Guard withdraws from Ferguson; funeral still set for Monday
National Guard withdraws from Ferguson; funeral still set for Monday

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson Thursday after protests eased over the police killing of Michael Brown. Brown's Aug. 9 shooting by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson touched off nearly two weeks of clashes in this racially polarized St. Louis suburb. Wilson is white, and Brown was black. The Guard was deployed in Ferguson on Monday, but their role was low-key, protecting the police command center and monitoring the protests. By Wednesday night, amid thunder, lightning and rain, the number of demonstrators had dwindled and the intersection of Ferguson and West Florissant avenues, the epicenter of the unrest, had calmed. Nixon...

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