Everywhere the message was the same: There is no excuse in the United States of America for rifles and heavy weaponry to be aimed at people exercising their right to peaceful protest.
The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.
Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker.
Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.
Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.
All criminal charges were dropped against Palestinian leader, Dr. Sami Al-Arian on June 27, a ruling greeted by those who have fought for nearly two decades to free him.
After lobbying by the nation's postal unions - and questions from non-partisan auditors about savings claims - a key GOP-run House committee reversed course.
Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.
The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.
It is estimated that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.