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November 25th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Ferguson: How did we get here?

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and Kim Berryman

(CNN) – The day after in Ferguson. Stores and livelihoods, and people's dreams were destroyed - looted, trashed and torched.

How did we get here?
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November 25th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

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(CNN) - Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down - as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson - the files remain locked up.

But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's death have been released to the public.

Late Monday night, officials made available 24 volumes of material, covering 23 meetings that the grand jury held between August 20 and November 21.

A CNN team is going through all of the court documents. Here's what has emerged so far from that review:

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November 25th, 2014
04:40 PM ET

Governor orders more troops to Ferguson

(CNN) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional resources to Ferguson and the region "to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight," he told reporters Tuesday. "The National Guard presence will be ramped up significantly," he said.

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