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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."

Gay rights activists plan 'kiss day' at Chick-fil-A restaurants

Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide Friday amid a controversy over a company official's stance against same-sex marriages.

Mortgage rates rise, ending record streak

Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages climbed slightly higher this week, breaking a run that saw rates match or set new record lows for 13 out of the past 14 weeks.

Romney pins 'hammer blow' unemployment rise on Obama

Republicans pounced quickly Friday after a Labor Department report showed the unemployment rate rising a tenth of a percent to 8.3% in July. The report also showed 163,000 jobs were added last month.

Romney to Reid: 'Put up or shut up'

Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegations that the presumptive GOP nominee has not been paying his taxes.

Perry: Romney's VP pick won't make much difference

The announcement of Mitt Romney's running mate won't do much to change the dynamics of the presidential race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

Livestock producers caught in a Capitol crunch

Livestock producers suffering through one of the most severe droughts in decades will most likely have to wait until Congress returns from its August recess before getting any new federal disaster assistance.

Campaigns turn to economy ahead of jobs numbers

A day before the Labor Department releases jobs figures for July, the dueling presidential campaigns turned their attention back to the nation's fragile economy, each blasting the other as bad for middle class Americans.