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National Guard ordered to Ferguson

FERGUSON, MO (WALB) -  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore peace and order.

 The move comes 9 days after an unarmed black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer. Sunday night officers in riot gear used tear gas to disperse protesters. 

Officials say the action was in response to gunfire, looting and protesters throwing Molotov cocktails.

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