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Local Congressman Says County Police Will Be Removed From Ferguson

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A spokesman for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declined to confirm or deny the report but said the governor will hold a media availability at 2:30 p.m. local time. (Update: the availability has been moved to 3 p.m.)

The situation has made national news as heavily armed police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. They arrested two reporters on Wednesday night.

A Clay spokesman didn't return requests for comment.