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Portland protesters have first night without tear gas as federal agents withdraw

Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers.The agents withdrew under a deal between Oregon’s governor and US officials to end a deployment that sparked a stand-off between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic mayors over the use of federal police in US cities.A few hundred people demonstrated outside the federal…

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