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President Joe Biden speaks during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, at the Ronald Reagan Building, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Washington.

GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

President Joe Biden speaks during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, at the Ronald Reagan Building, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Washington.

September 29, 2022, 9:24am Politics

Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers. Read story

FILE - Absentee ballots are processed at the central counting board on Nov. 4, 2020, in Detroit. Michigan election officials would be able to begin processing absentee ballots in the politically important battleground state two days before the Nov. 8, 2022, election under an agreement lawmakers reached Wednesday, Sept. 28, in hopes of avoiding delays in counting as absentee voting is expected to remain a popular option.

Michigan lawmakers approve early absentee ballot processing

FILE - Absentee ballots are processed at the central counting board on Nov. 4, 2020, in Detroit. Michigan election officials would be able to begin processing absentee ballots in the politically important battleground state two days before the Nov. 8, 2022, election under an agreement lawmakers reached Wednesday, Sept. 28, in hopes of avoiding delays in counting as absentee voting is expected to remain a popular option.

September 29, 2022, 8:13am Politics

Michigan election officials would begin processing absentee ballots two days before the Nov. 8 election under legislation approved Wednesday in hopes of avoiding delays in counting, with absentee voting expected to remain a popular option. Read story

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, greets dignitaries from Pacific Island Countries during the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Biden’s Pacific strategy heralds new engagement in region

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, greets dignitaries from Pacific Island Countries during the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

September 29, 2022, 8:11am Politics

The White House on Thursday unveiled a Pacific strategy designed to bolster U.S. engagement with more than a dozen island nations on issues including climate change and maritime security while pledging to expand the U.S. diplomatic presence in the region. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden listens as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 8, 2022, celebrating the confirmation of Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court. On Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court's newest member according to a White House official.

Biden, Harris to attend Jackson’s Supreme Court investiture

FILE - President Joe Biden listens as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 8, 2022, celebrating the confirmation of Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court. On Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court's newest member according to a White House official.

September 29, 2022, 8:10am Politics

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newest member and its first Black female justice, a White House official said. Read story

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, center left, stands next to the demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, center left, stands next to the demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

September 29, 2022, 8:07am Politics

In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she emphasized the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies. Read story

FILE - South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 27, 2022. South Korea's opposition-controlled National Assembly passed a motion on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, calling for the dismissal of the foreign minister over a series of alleged diplomatic missteps, including controversial remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol caught on a hot mic in the United States.

S. Korean lawmakers call for dismissal of foreign minister

FILE - South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 27, 2022. South Korea's opposition-controlled National Assembly passed a motion on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, calling for the dismissal of the foreign minister over a series of alleged diplomatic missteps, including controversial remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol caught on a hot mic in the United States.

September 29, 2022, 8:03am Nation & World

South Korea’s opposition-controlled National Assembly passed a motion on Thursday calling for the dismissal of the foreign minister over a series of alleged diplomatic missteps, including controversial remarks by President Yoon Suk Yeol caught on a hot mic in the United States. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center in Vancouver is seen in September 2019.

Clark County’s new Jail Services department advances; transparent process urged

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center in Vancouver is seen in September 2019.

September 28, 2022, 6:12pm Clark County News

Clark County continues to move forward with its new Jail Services department and development of a transition plan to take over management of the county jail. Read story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters as the Senate works to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

McConnell suggests better odds of Republicans taking Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters as the Senate works to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

September 28, 2022, 3:27pm Politics

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50 shot” of getting the chamber back less than six weeks away from the midterm elections. Read story