Latest News Wires Remembering Michael Brown: 'kind-hearted, little kid in a big body'

The family and friends of slain teenager Mike Brown prepare to remember the boy whose death at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo. police officer sparked more than a week of often-violent protests.

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Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after he was shot dead by a white police officer— an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.