Elwin Wilson was a reformed racist who publicly apologized for his violent acts. Wilson beat John Lewis of Georgia in 1961. Lewis later became a US congressman, and Wilson personally apologized to him.
Abortion-rights activists plan to challenge laws in Arkansas and North Dakota. The Arkansas law bans most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, while the North Dakota measure bans them after six weeks.
Religion plays a big role in individual and institutional decisions about same-sex marriage. Senior Roman Catholic clerics spoke out Sunday on TV news shows – expressing love and compassion but holding to the church's opposition to gay marriage.
The US Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO have reached a deal on guest workers as a part of comprehensive immigration reform. That was a major issue, but more remain including border security and a pathway to citizenship.
Several organizations paid for 24 educators in Ohio to receive a 3-day firearms course. The training included role-playing, and participants were required to know basic firearm safety and marksmanship.
North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered 'a state of war.' US officials note that North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats, but they're taking additional defensive measures just in case.
Navy SEAL accident Ariz.: Brett Shadle, a special warfare operator chief with the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 died Thursday when he and another SEAL collided in midair during a parachute training exercise.