After what was another difficult and dangerous night, the chaos unfolded hours before the curfew in Ferguson.  (NBCNC)

Ferguson explodes overnight hours before curfew

With armored vehicles and officers in riot gear rushing in, police used smoke canisters and tear gas to try and gain control of what they de…

People gather around a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Governor declares emergency, imposes Ferguson curfew

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot …

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What’s next for Gov. Rick Perry?

Rick Perry’s indictment Friday on charges that carry penalties of up to 99 years in prison leaves many questions about the next steps.