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Missouri's governor has called in the National Guard to help quell the violence in Ferguson. (Source: NBC) Missouri's governor has called in the National Guard to help quell the violence in Ferguson. (Source: NBC)
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FERGUSON, MO (NBC) - Law enforcement is gearing up in Ferguson for another potentially tense night in a city that's seen violence and unrest since the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

National Guard soldiers are now in place in the city.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the increased security to help quell the escalating violence. Nixon also lifted a midnight curfew, hoping there will not be a repeat of Monday night's violence.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama announced he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday, and he also called for calm.

"I understand the passions and the anger of the death of Michael Brown that arise over the death of Michael Brown. Giving into that anger by looting, or caring guns and even attacking the police only serves to raise tension and stir chaos. It undermines rather than advancing justice," Obama said.

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