President Obama Addresses Ferguson Tensions

The president called for a full investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown.
1:17 | 08/18/14

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And more from Jon Karl at the white house. The president has been dealing with Ferguson over his vacation, stepping up the federal response overnights. The attorney general is saying that the justice department will conduct its own autopsy of Michael brown's body to show that the federal investigation is going to be a thorough one, and reassure those who don't trust local authorities to conduct a full investigation. And from Martha's vineyard the president has been receiving daily briefings on Ferguson, and he and his top officials have been in regular contact with the Missouri governor about this. This return was scheduled before the violence in Ferguson erupted. But the white house not saying much at all about why the president is back in the white house today. Here's what we know, a briefing on Ferguson, a national security meeting on Iraq, and a lunch with Joe Biden. But this return to Washington was scheduled before the president authorized air strikes on Iraq, and before Michael brown was shot. It's still not entirely clear why the president decided to come back for a day and a half to Washington. To Amy with the top stories. Breaking news out of London.

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