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Obama gathers leaders in White House to address Ferguson

President Obama is holding White House meetings today to discuss the backlash over the fatal August shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Obama and his cabinet will meet to discuss programs providing police with military-style equipment, like the weapons Ferguson officers carried when protests erupted. Later, Obama and civil rights leaders will discuss "mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color," a White House official said.