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Welfare debate gets back to work

The debate over Mitt Romney's latest welfare claims against President Barack Obama continued Wednesday, with both campaigns releasing dueling web videos and as spokespersons from each team held their ground in the snowballing battle.

Loughner pleads guilty to 19 counts in Tucson, Arizona, mass shooting

Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six persons and wounded then-U.S. Rep.

Mars rover captures first color images, 'exciting ride'

NASA released the first color images of the surface of Mars from its new rover Curiosity on Tuesday, showing a dusty, tan desert dominated by the rim of the crater where the craft landed.

Must-not-see TV: Violent content linked to kids' sleep problems

Any parent with a child old enough to speak has no doubt endured many sleepless nights as the result of bad dreams. Sometimes there's a monster hiding in the closet.

Santorum, Bush, Paul to speak at GOP convention

Rick Santorum, who emerged as Mitt Romney's fiercest competitor for the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at the Republican National Convention, a senior GOP official tells CNN.

Romney set to assail Obama for welfare changes

Changes to welfare pushed by President Barack Obama's administration are providing his Republican challenger Mitt Romney with material for a new round of attacks, including a television ad released Tuesday.

Must-not-see TV: Violent content linked to kids' sleep problems

Any parent with a child old enough to speak has no doubt endured many sleepless nights as the result of bad dreams. Sometimes there's a monster hiding in the closet.

Mississippi church that refused to marry black couple apologizes

After barring a black couple from marrying in its Mississippi facility in late July, the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs released a statement Sunday apologizing for its actions.

Wisconsin temple gunman was Army vet, possibly a white supremacist

The man who shot six people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation

Vandals strike at California Chick-fil-A restaurant

Activists on both sides of the gay rights issue are putting fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in the spotlight this week -- with day two of demonstrations calling for a same-sex "kiss-in."