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FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Inslee rebuffs tribes seeking relief after Washington climate laws boost gas prices

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

June 2, 2023, 8:28am Northwest

Gov. Jay Inslee doesn't think Washington should exempt tribal gas stations from climate laws that have driven up fuel prices across the state since taking effect at the start of this year, he told tribal leaders this week. Read story

FILE - Demonstrators hold hands and lock arms with each other during the "Arms Are for Hugging" protest for gun control legislation, April 18, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Participants created a human chain starting from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, where victims of The Covenant School shooting were taken on March 27, and ending at the Tennessee Capitol. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Tennessee Gov.

In gun law push, Tennessee governor’s office memo says NRA prefers to ‘round up mentally ill people’

FILE - Demonstrators hold hands and lock arms with each other during the "Arms Are for Hugging" protest for gun control legislation, April 18, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Participants created a human chain starting from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, where victims of The Covenant School shooting were taken on March 27, and ending at the Tennessee Capitol. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Tennessee Gov.

June 2, 2023, 8:27am Nation & World

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s administration accused the National Rifle Association of wanting to use involuntary commitment laws “to round up mentally ill people and deprive them of other liberties,” according to documents drafted by the Republican’s staffers as part of their initial attempt to pass a gun control proposal earlier… Read story

President Joe Biden smiles as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Washington. Biden is returning from Colorado.

White House wants to engage Russia on nuclear arms control in post-treaty world

President Joe Biden smiles as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Washington. Biden is returning from Colorado.

June 2, 2023, 8:22am Politics

The Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework even while taking countermeasures in response to the Kremlin’s decision to suspend the last nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday. Read story

U.S. retaliates for Russia’s suspension of New START treaty by revoking visas of nuclear inspectors

June 2, 2023, 8:12am Nation & World

The Biden administration is retaliating for Russia’s suspension of the New START nuclear treaty, announcing Thursday it is revoking the visas of Russian nuclear inspectors, denying pending applications for new monitors and canceling standard clearances for Russian aircraft to enter U.S. airspace. Read story

Centrist parties alarmed as poll shows growing support for German far right

June 2, 2023, 8:10am Nation & World

Prominent members of German mainstream parties have expressed alarm at a new poll that shows support for the far-right Alternative for Germany at a record high. Read story

The entrance of the Russian consulate behind small Ukrainian flags placed there for a vigil,  in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Germany authorities says it has told Russia to close four out of five consulates in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of German embassy staff and related bodies that can operate in Russia.

Blinken says no Ukraine cease-fire without a peace deal that includes Russia’s withdrawal

The entrance of the Russian consulate behind small Ukrainian flags placed there for a vigil,  in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Germany authorities says it has told Russia to close four out of five consulates in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of German embassy staff and related bodies that can operate in Russia.

June 2, 2023, 8:09am Latest News

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that a cease-fire in the war in Ukraine can not be declared unless it is part of a “just and lasting” peace deal that includes Russia’s military withdrawal. Read story

Steve Ricchetti, one of the top negotiators for President Joe Biden on the debt limit crisis, is greeted by a Capitol Police office after he passed through security to return to closed-door mediation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt limit deal and staved off a catastrophe

Steve Ricchetti, one of the top negotiators for President Joe Biden on the debt limit crisis, is greeted by a Capitol Police office after he passed through security to return to closed-door mediation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

June 2, 2023, 8:08am Latest News

It was advice that Mitch McConnell had offered to Joe Biden once already: To resolve the debt limit standoff, he needed to strike a deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — and McCarthy alone. But after the first meeting of the top four congressional leaders with the president in early… Read story

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. along with other Republican members of the House, speaks at a news conference after the House passed the debt ceiling bill at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to Biden

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. along with other Republican members of the House, speaks at a news conference after the House passed the debt ceiling bill at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The bill now goes to the Senate.

June 1, 2023, 7:58pm Latest News

Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate gave final approval late Thursday to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, grinding into the night to wrap up work on the bipartisan deal and send it to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law before the fast-approaching deadline. Read story