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From left, David Banks, chancellor of New York Public schools, speaks next to Karla Silvestre, President of the Montgomery Count (Md.) Board of Education, Emerson Sykes, Staff Attorney with the ACLU, and Enikia Ford Morthel, Superintendent of the Berkeley United School District, during a hearing on antisemitism in K-12 public schools, at the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

K-12 school leaders reject allegations that they let antisemitism run rampant

From left, David Banks, chancellor of New York Public schools, speaks next to Karla Silvestre, President of the Montgomery Count (Md.) Board of Education, Emerson Sykes, Staff Attorney with the ACLU, and Enikia Ford Morthel, Superintendent of the Berkeley United School District, during a hearing on antisemitism in K-12 public schools, at the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

May 8, 2024, 1:45pm Politics

Leaders of three large public school systems strongly denied allegations that they let antisemitism run rampant in their schools, telling a congressional panel Wednesday that they are fighting it with education and, when necessary, discipline. Read story

Sec of Defense Lloyd Austin during a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense budget hearing Fiscal Year 2025 on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Washington.

Pentagon chief confirms US has paused bomb shipment to Israel to signal concerns over Rafah invasion

Sec of Defense Lloyd Austin during a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense budget hearing Fiscal Year 2025 on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Washington.

May 8, 2024, 9:12am Latest News

The U.S. paused a shipment of bombs to Israel last week over concerns that the country was approaching a decision on launching a full-scale assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah against the wishes of the U.S., Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday. Read story

Conservative activist Charlie Kirk takes the stage before a rally held by the Nebraska Republican Party calling on Nebraska to switch to a winner-take-all method of awarding Electoral College votes ahead of this year's hotly contested presidential election, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Omaha, Neb. Nebraska has five presidential electoral votes, but allows the votes tied to its three congressional districts to be split based on the popular vote within each district. Maine is the only other state to split its electoral votes.

Charlie Kirk’s UW visit ends on tense note between fans, protesters

Conservative activist Charlie Kirk takes the stage before a rally held by the Nebraska Republican Party calling on Nebraska to switch to a winner-take-all method of awarding Electoral College votes ahead of this year's hotly contested presidential election, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Omaha, Neb. Nebraska has five presidential electoral votes, but allows the votes tied to its three congressional districts to be split based on the popular vote within each district. Maine is the only other state to split its electoral votes.

May 8, 2024, 8:16am Northwest

A tense standoff took place at the University of Washington Tuesday night between pro-Palestinian encampment protesters and fans of Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk after the conservative activist held an event on campus as part of his “Live Free Tour.” Read story

Former King County sheriff and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has raised more than $2 million, and early polls suggest he’d be competitive in a November gubernatorial matchup with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the leading Democrat.

Reichert files for governor, another Republican enters congressional race, and more

Former King County sheriff and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has raised more than $2 million, and early polls suggest he’d be competitive in a November gubernatorial matchup with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the leading Democrat.

May 8, 2024, 8:13am Election

The packed field to represent Eastern Washington in Congress got a little more crowded Tuesday, with the late entry of Rick Valentine Flynn, a relatively unknown Cheney Republican with an unorthodox plan to halt inflation and spur economic development. Read story

A giant American flag is unfurled on Lisner Hall on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, Friday, May 3, 2024, as demonstrators protest the Israel-Hamas war.

Police clear pro-Palestinian protest camp and arrest 33 at DC campus as mayor’s hearing is canceled

A giant American flag is unfurled on Lisner Hall on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, Friday, May 3, 2024, as demonstrators protest the Israel-Hamas war.

May 8, 2024, 8:11am Politics

Police using pepper spray cleared a pro-Palestinian tent encampment at George Washington University and arrested demonstrators early Wednesday, hours after dozens marched to the home of the school’s president as city officials prepared to appear before Congress on the protest’s handling. Read story

Senate Special Committee on Investigation meet for a hearing about District Attorney Fani Willis at the Georgia State Capitol on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Atlanta. Leaders of Georgia&rsquo;s Fulton County testified Friday before a special state Senate committee that they had no legal power to control District Attorney Fani Willis&rsquo; spending or her hiring of former special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Georgia appeals court agrees to review ruling allowing Fani Willis to stay on Trump election case

Senate Special Committee on Investigation meet for a hearing about District Attorney Fani Willis at the Georgia State Capitol on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Atlanta. Leaders of Georgia&rsquo;s Fulton County testified Friday before a special state Senate committee that they had no legal power to control District Attorney Fani Willis&rsquo; spending or her hiring of former special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

May 8, 2024, 8:09am Nation & World

A Georgia appeals court on Wednesday agreed to review a lower court ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue to prosecute the election interference case she brought against former President Donald Trump. Read story

FILE - South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem attends an event Jan. 10, 2024, at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The Guardian has obtained a copy of Noem&rsquo;s soon-to-be released book, where she writes about killing an unruly dog, and a smelly goat, too.

Trump is in no hurry as he leans into the pageantry of vice presidential tryouts

FILE - South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem attends an event Jan. 10, 2024, at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The Guardian has obtained a copy of Noem&rsquo;s soon-to-be released book, where she writes about killing an unruly dog, and a smelly goat, too.

May 8, 2024, 8:04am Latest News

As former President Donald Trump remains stuck in the courtroom listening to salacious details of an extramarital sexual encounter he denies, another spectacle is playing out in the background as his vice presidential tryouts get underway. Read story

A logo of Microsoft is displayed during an event titled &ldquo;Microsoft Build: AI Day&rdquo; in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion over the next four years in new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Indonesia &mdash; the single largest investment in Microsoft&rsquo;s 29-year history in the country, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday.

Biden heads to Wisconsin to laud a new Microsoft facility, meet voters — and troll Trump

A logo of Microsoft is displayed during an event titled &ldquo;Microsoft Build: AI Day&rdquo; in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Microsoft will invest $1.7 billion over the next four years in new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Indonesia &mdash; the single largest investment in Microsoft&rsquo;s 29-year history in the country, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday.

May 8, 2024, 7:50am Business

President Joe Biden is racing into yet another battleground state Wednesday, continuing to push a contrast with Donald Trump on economic policy as his own reelection campaign readies a new $14 million advertising blitz aimed in part at Black, Latino and Asian American voters. Read story