Missouri Guard ordered to exit after calmer night in Ferguson

Holder: History’s simmering; it’s time for nation to talk

Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:29 a.m.

Participant Michael Washington holds his hands in the air during a rally in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The Oklahoma City rally called "Hold Your Hands Up, Don't Shoot! Make Your VOTE Count Rally," featured speakers from groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Civil Liberties Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations and the gay rights organization - Cimarron Alliance. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

FERGUSON, Mo. -- As tensions on the streets seemed to ease Thursday, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that had been rocked by protests after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager.

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