Nixon Orders National Guard to Start Withdrawal From Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the state’s National Guard to begin leaving Ferguson as violent protests subside.

“As we continue to see improvement, I have ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin a systematic process of withdrawing from the City of Ferguson,” Nixon said today in an e-mailed statement.

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