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St. Louis

Aug 19, 2014 — Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.
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Aug 19, 2014 — The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."
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Aug 18, 2014 — Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.
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Aug 17, 2014 — The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.
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Aug 14, 2014 — The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city but that there's no excuse for violence against the police.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Protesters have clashed with local police in the St. Louis suburb for days over the shooting of an unarmed teen. The police response so far, including arrests of two journalists, has drawn criticism.
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Aug 10, 2014 — An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.
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