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Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson has released the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend.  It is Darren Wilson.  Chief Jackson says the officer encountered 18-year-old Michael Brown after hearing reports of a robbery in the area.  What followed next sparked several nights of rioting in the St. Louis suburb. 

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