A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

Members of the National Guard detain a protester in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday. More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Reuters /Landov)

Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury's decision Monday to decline to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

As we told you Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon said the National Guard's presence will be "ramped up significantly in Ferguson." In all, Nixon said there will be 2,200 National Guardsmen in the region to keep the peace and protect property.

The decision came after violent protests Monday night in which demonstrators clashed with police and set buildings on fire; there were reports of heavy gunfire. Dozens of people were arrested.

Here are some of the other headlines we're seeing this morning:

-- Generally, a much better night, police official says — The New York Times

-- Tear Gas used after protesters burn police car, break windows at Ferguson city hall – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

-- Protests Fan Out Across The Country – NPR

-- And, in case you missed it Tuesday night, Wilson describes his confrontation with Brown in an interview with ABC

We'll be updating this post with the latest on the protests against the decision to not indict Wilson, who is white, in the death of Brown, who was black.

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