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7 dead in shooting attack at a Wis. Sikh temple

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Seven people are dead in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., MPR reported.

The shooting happened Sunday morning, when a gunman killed six people and injured at least three more at the temple. A police officer killed the gunman, according to MPR. Another officer is in the hospital with several gunshots, the New York Times reported.

President Obama and Mitt Romney both released statements about the shooting Sunday, according the the New York Times.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of, donated $2.5 million to help keep same-sex marriages legal in Washington state, the Pioneer Press reported.

Bezos joins a growing list of corporate supporters for same-sex marriages, including large companies such as General Mills and Starbucks, Inc.

The donation is expected to give Washington supporters "a fighting chance" to win in November, according to the New York Times.

Obama refuses to apologize to Romney

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President Obama will not apologize to Mitt Romney for a series of attack ads and speaking points against the Republican presidential candidate, the New York Times reported.

The president and vice president have been on the campaign trail through swing states, emphasizing Romney's past as a leader in the private equity firm Bain Capital and his refusal to release records of previous tax returns, the Star Tribune reported.

The campaign by Obama also emphasizes attacks from the Romney campaign, the New York Times reported.

The Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's recent immigration law Monday, saying three key parts are in conflict with federal law, the New York Times reported.

The three pieces of the law require immigrants to carry registration papers, make it a crime for illegal immigrants to look for work or have a job and allow police to arrest anyone they suspect are in the country illegal without a warrant, the Star Tribune reported.

The part of the law that was upheld requires Arizona state police to check the immigration status of the people they detain, The New York Times reported.

The Obama administration sued to stop the law soon after it was enacted, the Star Tribune reported.

The Obama administration announced a new policy that grants young illegal immigrants the chance to stay, study and work in the country.

The temporary action, which allows for two-year work permits for qualifying individuals, was not run through Congress, the Star Tribune reported. Instead, it came from a memo from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The policy does not give anyone permanent citizenship or legal status, but allows illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses, work permits and other important legal documents, the New York Times reported.

The change requires illegal immigrants to have entered the U.S. before they turned 16, have lived in the country for at least five years and to be under the age of 30. They must also be in school, high school graduates or military veterans in good standing, and they must have clean criminal records.

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