Surveillance video shows a scene leading up to a police officer shooting and killing an armed man at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the case, in which an 18-year-old man died. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Lesley McSpadden (wearing sunglasses), the mother of Michael Brown, reacts as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday. The panel found there was no probable cause to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Vincent Flewellen leads a lesson on Ferguson during his eighth-grade multicultural studies course at Ladue Middle School. Tim Lloyd/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Protesters walk on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday. Protests have been going on for more than a week after the police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown. Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People raise their arms while chanting, "Hands up. Don't shoot," near where St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A man tries to recover from tear gas as people leave a McDonald's restaurant Sunday during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. After police fired tear gas, people used bottles of water and milk to try to clear their eyes. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Law enforcement officers wait to advance Sunday morning after firing tear gas to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities report one shooting and several arrests. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of Officer Darren Wilson as the man who shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, last Saturday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Protests against the police shooting and killing of teenager Michael Brown had a different feel Thursday in Ferguson, Mo. Police scaled back their military-style operations and instead walked with protesters. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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"I'm out here to stand for my children and their future," said Terrell Williams El, who hugged his daughter while standing with his wife and two daughters near the QuickTrip in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday. Several other residents say they've often felt harassed by police. David Carson/MCT /Landov hide caption

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A device deployed by police goes off in the street as police and protesters clash in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday. Protests have rocked the St. Louis suburb since a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager Saturday. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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