With a heat index over 100 degrees, two busloads of a mostly 50-plus-year-old-crowd of Catholic peace activists attending the conference tried to help tidy up the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
Department of Justice
Chuck Colson turned seven months behind bars into an opportunity to start over. Now the Justice Department is looking to his example as it tries to reform the federal prison system.
The bipartisan Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections kicked off its work at the Capitol on Tuesday, with former Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., R-Okla., its chairman, declaring its charge to make the federal prison system safer, less costly and more humane.
Commentary: Attorney General Eric Holder has taken almost unprecedented, lightning-fast first steps to potentially bring civil rights charges against the officer who shot Michael Brown.
A coalition of critics is urging Obama to drop the practice of permitting religious groups to hire and fire based on a person's faith when they receive federal money.
Because it's difficult to legally buy a gun in Mexico, "illicit firearms are responsible for all the gun deaths. And it is the U.S. ... making this gun trafficking possible."