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Chaotic scene captured in Ferguson, Mo.

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Outrage in Missouri town
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown this week in Ferguson, Mo. The St. Louis suburb has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.
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(AP) Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

Hours earlier, the police chief had said race relations were the top priority in the town, where a white police officer fatally shot the black teen. Authorities have vowed to reach across the racial, economic and generational divide in a community in search of answers.

In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums and news conferences is nowhere to be found.