Missouri governor lifts state of emergency in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the media in Ferguson, Missouri(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday formally lifted the state of emergency that he had declared in Ferguson weeks ago when the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer sparked sometimes violent demonstrations. “Over the past week, we’ve seen students getting back to school, businesses reopening their doors and folks getting back to their normal routines,” Nixon said in a statement. Nixon had declared a state of emergency on Aug. 16 due to unrest in the St. Louis suburb following the Aug. …

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