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4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early Tuesday, although there was no repeat of the violence that scarred weekend demonstrations. There were no shots fired and no burglaries, looting or property damage during the protest along West Florissant Avenue. The St. Louis suburb thoroughfare was the focus of months of massive protests and sometimes violent unrest.

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Courthouse closed as protests continue

The St. Louis County Courts Building closed at 3:30 p.m. Monday after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declared a state of emergency, but the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse downtown remained open for normal hours despite protests on the front steps. The county court will be open for normal hours starting Tuesday, said Paul Fox, director of judicial administration.

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