Missouri

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Ferguson Municipal Library, a beacon of peace in a community wracked by unrest, has received a flood of donations in response to its decision to stay open following Monday's grand jury announcement—more than $175,000, or more than half its annual budget, in just two days. The public library , which employs only one full-time librarian and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As community readies for no-indictment ruling, activists say, 'No indictment is...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a...

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Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."

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