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Many strive to put violence-torn Ferguson on new course

FERGUSON, Mo. — On a street corner at the epicenter of the protests, Tommie Dale and her daughters readied voter registration signs as her husband implored passing drivers to “Come get registered to vote.”

Dale, 35, and her family lived in Ferguson for 15 years but left, pushed out by crime and “constant stops by police.” But the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer, compelled her to return.

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