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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The Biden administration is asking the high court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure's constitutionality plays out in the courts. The law has been in effect since September. (AP Photo/J.

Texas urges Supreme Court to leave abortion law in place

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The Biden administration is asking the high court to block the Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the measure's constitutionality plays out in the courts. The law has been in effect since September. (AP Photo/J.

October 21, 2021, 9:27am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to leave in place its law banning most abortions and told the justices there's no reason to rush into the case. Read story

This combination of four photos provided by the North Korean government shows a ballistic missile launched from a submarine Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in North Korea. North Korea announced Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years and one it says will bolster its military's underwater operational capability. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea says its sub-launched missile didn’t target U.S.

This combination of four photos provided by the North Korean government shows a ballistic missile launched from a submarine Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in North Korea. North Korea announced Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to be launched from a submarine, the first such weapons test in two years and one it says will bolster its military's underwater operational capability. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

October 21, 2021, 9:08am Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea hit back at U.S. criticism over its test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile this week, saying it was rightfully exercising its rights for self-defense and that the weapon doesn’t specifically target the United States. Read story

Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain student Jaime Guttenberg leaves the courtroom at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 massacre that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Guttenberg is joining the top ranks of a progressive anti-gun group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections. He will be a senior adviser to Brady PAC.

Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain student Jaime Guttenberg leaves the courtroom at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 massacre that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Guttenberg is joining the top ranks of a progressive anti-gun group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections. He will be a senior adviser to Brady PAC.

October 21, 2021, 9:05am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he’s joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year’s midterm elections. Read story

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III makes a statement during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. NATO defense ministers gather for their fall meeting to assess the fallout of Moscow's closure of its mission to the alliance and an overall worsening of relations with Moscow.

NATO weighs Afghan lessons of waging major ops abroad

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III makes a statement during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. NATO defense ministers gather for their fall meeting to assess the fallout of Moscow's closure of its mission to the alliance and an overall worsening of relations with Moscow.

October 21, 2021, 9:02am Nation & World

BRUSSELS — NATO defense ministers are weighing Thursday what lessons to draw from the almost two-decade-long military mission in Afghanistan, including whether the world’s biggest security organization should even undertake major operations outside Europe and North America. Read story

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

Two seek Ridgefield school board position

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

October 21, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The two candidates who are seeking the District 5 seat on the Ridgefield school board have different outlooks on the role of public education, according to their Voters’ Pamphlet statements. Read story

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on April 22 at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

House facility access limited to vaccinated through January

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on April 22 at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 20, 2021, 2:07pm Latest News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access House facilities through early January, under a rule adopted by a House committee late last month. Read story

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., calls on a reporter as he speaks after a Democratic policy luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senate GOP again poised to block Democrats’ election bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., calls on a reporter as he speaks after a Democratic policy luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

October 20, 2021, 12:57pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats will force a test vote Wednesday on sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions in the states. Read story

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, center, along with other lawmakers, talks with reporters outside the West Wing of the Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, following their meeting with President Joe Biden. Jayapal is joined by from left, Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-New York.

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, center, along with other lawmakers, talks with reporters outside the West Wing of the Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, following their meeting with President Joe Biden. Jayapal is joined by from left, Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-New York.

October 20, 2021, 12:40pm Latest News

SCRANTON, Pa. — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires’ tax on the investment… Read story