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Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral
Obama sends 3 White House aides to funeral for slain Ferguson 18-year-old Michael Brown
Associated Press
2014-08-24 09:01 AM

EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (AP) -- President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the 18-year-old whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked days of racial unrest.

Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet.

Also attending will be the deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Marlon Marshall, and an adviser for the office, Heather Foster.

The White House says Marshall is a St. Louis native and attended school with Brown's mother.

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