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Children&rsquo;s Defense Fund program director Graciela Camarena assists Lucia Salazar with filling out Medicaid and SNAP application forms for her family in Pharr, Texas, Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. As the state reviews Texans&rsquo; eligibility, some 1 million people have already lost Medicaid and organizations like the one Graciela works for assist people in applying again.

The Biden administration is slow to act as millions are booted off Medicaid, advocates say

Children&rsquo;s Defense Fund program director Graciela Camarena assists Lucia Salazar with filling out Medicaid and SNAP application forms for her family in Pharr, Texas, Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. As the state reviews Texans&rsquo; eligibility, some 1 million people have already lost Medicaid and organizations like the one Graciela works for assist people in applying again.

November 14, 2023, 8:01am Health

Up to 30 million of the poorest Americans could be purged from the Medicaid program, many the result of error-ridden state reviews that poverty experts say the Biden administration is not doing enough to stop. Read story

Spate of retirements continues on Capitol Hill

November 14, 2023, 8:00am Politics

More than a half-dozen members of Congress have announced plans to retire, resign or run for other office just since Election Day one week ago. Read story

FILE - Asylum-seekers wait in a makeshift camp after crossing the nearby border with Mexico, Sept. 20, 2023, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif.  U.S. authorities say illegal border crossings from Mexico fell 14% in October from a month earlier, following three months of big increases. The decline comes during the resumption of deportation flights to Venezuela, shortly after Venezuelans replaced Mexicans as the largest nationality appearing at the border.

Illegal border crossings into the U.S. drop in October after a 3-month streak of increases

FILE - Asylum-seekers wait in a makeshift camp after crossing the nearby border with Mexico, Sept. 20, 2023, near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif.  U.S. authorities say illegal border crossings from Mexico fell 14% in October from a month earlier, following three months of big increases. The decline comes during the resumption of deportation flights to Venezuela, shortly after Venezuelans replaced Mexicans as the largest nationality appearing at the border.

November 14, 2023, 8:00am Nation & World

Illegal border crossings from Mexico fell 14% in October from a month earlier, U.S. authorities said Tuesday, ending a three-month streak of big increases. Read story

Solar farm operates next to Donggou village near Shijiazhuang city in the northern China&rsquo;s Hebei province, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

UN chief calls for an “ambition supernova” as nations make minor progress on climate action

Solar farm operates next to Donggou village near Shijiazhuang city in the northern China&rsquo;s Hebei province, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

November 14, 2023, 8:00am Nation & World

Countries’ climate action plans are still far behind what’s needed to curb human-caused warming and limit the devastating effects of extreme heat, storms and droughts, but some nations have taken marginal steps toward slashing emissions, a United Nations analysis of national plans found Tuesday. Read story

China, Iran, Arab nations condemn Israeli minister’s statement about dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza

November 14, 2023, 7:49am Nation & World

China, Iran and a multitude of Arab nations condemned an Israeli minister’s statement that a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip was an option in the Israel-Hamas war, calling it a threat to the world. Read story

Columbia County leads state in ballot returns with 49.5% as of election night

November 14, 2023, 7:43am Election

Columbia County led the state in early ballot returns, reaching a turnout rate of 49.5% as of Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to early totals. Read story

Housing for servicemembers on Fairchild Air Force Base are in need of renovations.

Murray, McMorris Rodgers warn Fairchild housing soon ‘will not be fit for families living on base’ unless management company makes improvements

Housing for servicemembers on Fairchild Air Force Base are in need of renovations.

November 14, 2023, 7:38am Latest News

In a bipartisan letter sent Monday, two lawmakers who represent Eastern Washington expressed "great concern" about the state of housing at Fairchild Air Force Base and asked the company that manages the homes to speed up renovations. Read story

FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden attends the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India on Sept. 9, 2023.

Biden wants to show he’s focused on Asia-Pacific, while dealing with Russia-Ukraine and Mideast wars

FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden attends the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India on Sept. 9, 2023.

November 14, 2023, 7:36am Politics

President Joe Biden is looking to use this week’s summit of Asia-Pacific leaders to show world leaders the United States has the gumption, attention span and money to focus on the region even as it grapples with a multitude of foreign and domestic policy crises. Read story