Officials seek to avoid repeat of Ferguson destruction

Missouri’s governor said more than 2,200 National Guard troops would be available the day after several buildings were burned in Ferguson.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spoke at a press conference in St. Louis Tuesday.

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III criticized the delayed deployment of the National Guard.

Volunteers and workers cleared soot from the site where a police vehicle was set ablaze in Ferguson.

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Volunteers and workers cleared soot from the site where a police vehicle was set ablaze in Ferguson.

A worker surveyed the scene at a charred building in Ferguson on Tuesday.

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A worker surveyed the scene at a charred building in Ferguson on Tuesday.

Olivia Petitt of St. Louis cried while praying during a gathering in Clayton, Mo., on Tuesday.

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Olivia Petitt of St. Louis cried while praying during a gathering in Clayton, Mo., on Tuesday.

An evidence photograph released by the St. Louis County prosecutors office showed Michael Brown's hat after the shooting.

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An evidence photograph released by the St. Louis County prosecutors office showed Michael Brown's hat after the shooting.

Michael Brown Sr. (center) stood next to the Rev. Al Sharpton at a press conference Tuesday in St. Louis.

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Michael Brown Sr. (center) stood next to the Rev. Al Sharpton at a press conference Tuesday in St. Louis.

School children in Washington, D.C. participated in a protest Tuesday.

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School children in Washington, D.C. participated in a protest Tuesday.

A man walked past a burnt-out store in Ferguson, Mo., that was set ablaze following the grand jury decision Monday night.

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A man walked past a burnt-out store in Ferguson, Mo., that was set ablaze following the grand jury decision Monday night.

State troopers blocked a street in Ferguson where protesters and looters rampaged businesses.

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State troopers blocked a street on Tuesday in Ferguson where protesters and looters rampaged businesses.

Clergy members and other demonstrators blocked an intersection during a protest in Clayton, Mo., on Tuesday.

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Clergy members and other demonstrators blocked an intersection during a protest in Clayton, Mo.

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Protesters marched in the streets Tuesday morning in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision.

Cars that were set on fire when rioting erupted sat on a lot in Dellword, Mo.

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Cars that were set on fire were heavily damaged at a lot in Dellword, Mo.

Property manager Terri Willits looked over a gas station she manages that was set on fire in Dellword.

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Property manager Terri Willits looked over a gas station she manages that was set on fire in Dellword.

Protesters gathered at the State House following the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday night.

In Boston, reaction to Ferguson decision depends on neighborhood

Many black residents of Boston said they were enraged and deeply disappointed by the ruling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/louis150-1491.jpg Conflicting details marked testimony to Ferguson grand jury

The grand jury confronted a jumble of forensics reports, police radio logs, medical documents and tapes of FBI interviews with bystanders.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/459560860-1525.jpg Critics question timing of Ferguson announcement

A former Ferguson mayor said the decision should have been announced early in the day to give police more time for preparations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/86f9ec448a894570885d120976615b00-86f9ec448a894570885d120976615b00-0.jpg Nor’easter expected to begin Wed. morning

Boston may see 4 inches of snow while interior areas could get as much as 14 inches, and the Cape may be buffeted by gusts.

Traffic heavy as travelers hit the road for holiday

Pre-Thanksgiving rush-hour traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike is moving slowly in the westbound lanes.

Evan Horowitz

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Who are the most comparable recent players to Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval? And were they worth around $20 million a year?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_sox1_spts.jpg Pablo Sandoval says he chose Red Sox for ‘a new challenge’

Sandoval was officially introduced after signing a five-year deal that includes a team option for a sixth year in 2020.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/19-3600.jpg ‘Foxcatcher,’ a quietly devastating drama

As the reclusive millionaire John E. du Pont, Steve Carell gives a career-changer of a performance.