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John Crawford III with his mother, Tressa Sherrod, in a photo released by the family. A special grand jury declined to indict officers in the fatal shooting of Crawford by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart in August. AP hide caption

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Florida State fans cheer Rashad Greene after a 74-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 20. In college sports, African-American student athletes and white student audiences are the norm. Commentator Frank Deford asks why this dynamic does not make us more squeamish. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

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Protesters walk in front of a line of police early Wednesday as authorities try to disperse a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. The St. Louis suburb saw less violence than on other recent nights of protests. Charlie Riedel/AP 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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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

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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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How People In Ferguson See The Police In Ferguson

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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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Mo. Highway Patrol Takes Over Security In Ferguson, Governor Says

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