- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Republican Mark Harris’ life at a glance
Question of the Day
FULL NAME: Mark Everette Harris.
EARLY YEARS: Born April 24, 1966, in Winston-Salem. Went to Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State University, 1987; Master of Divinity degree, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991; Doctor of Divinity degree, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009.
OCCUPATION: Senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, since 2005 (currently on leave).
PREVIOUS CAREER: Senior pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church, Clemmons, 1989-1999; senior pastor of Curtis Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga., 2000-2005; president of Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 2011-2013; trustee, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999-2009. This is his first run for government office.
FAMILY: Wife, Beth. Married since 1987. Three children: Laura, 25; John, 24; and Matthew, 22.
QUOTE: “We decided to enter the United States Senate race for North Carolina because we do care. We care about your family. We care about our family. The fact of the matter is we spent the last quarter of a century in ministry, walking through life with families, caring for them, ministering to them.” - Harris at a Raleigh rally.
TWT Video Picks
By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Iraqi Christians rally at White House: 'Obama, Obama, where are you?'
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- White House defends Kerry failure to broker Middle East cease-fire
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia's gay marriage ban
- Federal judge rules D.C. ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional
- White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq