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Members of the National Iranian American Council gather at the base of the &ldquo;Mountains and Clouds&rdquo; sculpture in the Hart Senate Office Building before delivering a petition to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C. With more than 43,000 signatures, the petition calls on Congress to pass legislation to rescind the latest version of the Trump Administration&rsquo;s travel ban.

‘We have half a piece of art’: Chris Murphy continues quest to reinstall Calder clouds

Members of the National Iranian American Council gather at the base of the &ldquo;Mountains and Clouds&rdquo; sculpture in the Hart Senate Office Building before delivering a petition to members of Congress on Capitol Hill Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C. With more than 43,000 signatures, the petition calls on Congress to pass legislation to rescind the latest version of the Trump Administration&rsquo;s travel ban.

May 26, 2024, 5:05am Life

On gun control, health care and immigration, Christopher S. Murphy has gained ground by building coalitions. On the project to refabricate and rehang a portion of Alexander Calder’s “Mountains and Clouds” sculpture in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building, he’s tilting at windmills on his own. Read story

FILE - Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, April 4, 2024. Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia&#039;s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in Georgia. The State Department said Friday, May 24, that Blinken would visit the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Wednesday before attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Prague on Thursday and Friday.

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

FILE - Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, April 4, 2024. Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia&#039;s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in Georgia. The State Department said Friday, May 24, that Blinken would visit the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Wednesday before attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Prague on Thursday and Friday.

May 24, 2024, 11:54am Politics

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State Department said Friday. Read story

FILE - Bob Givehchi, right, and his son Daniel, 8, Toronto residents visiting Miami for the first time, walk past debris and palm trees blowing in gusty winds, at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, Fla., Dec. 15, 2023. Nearly all the experts think 2024 will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

FILE - Bob Givehchi, right, and his son Daniel, 8, Toronto residents visiting Miami for the first time, walk past debris and palm trees blowing in gusty winds, at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables, Fla., Dec. 15, 2023. Nearly all the experts think 2024 will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

May 23, 2024, 2:58pm Latest News

Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. Read story

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2023, during the National Police Week at the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2024.

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2023, during the National Police Week at the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2024.

May 23, 2024, 12:31pm Latest News

Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought on Thursday to underscore Republican resistance to the proposal. Read story

FILE - A sapper inspects fragments of a Russian air bomb that hit a living area injuring ten in Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 22, 2024. Two U.S. officials say the Biden administration is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday. It comes as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region.

US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

FILE - A sapper inspects fragments of a Russian air bomb that hit a living area injuring ten in Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 22, 2024. Two U.S. officials say the Biden administration is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday. It comes as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region.

May 23, 2024, 8:54am Politics

The United States is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, two U.S. officials say. Read story

Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

May 23, 2024, 8:50am Nation & World

The Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. Read story

President Joe Biden and Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto participate in a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington, with the Washington Monument in the background.

Biden and Kenyan President Ruto urge global leaders to help lessen developing nations’ crushing debt

President Joe Biden and Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto participate in a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Washington, with the Washington Monument in the background.

May 23, 2024, 8:49am Politics

President Joe Biden is rolling out the red carpet for Kenyan President William Ruto with the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years. Read story

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

May 22, 2024, 6:20pm Clark County News

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need. Read story

FILE - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018. An upside-down American flag was displayed outside of Alito&rsquo;s home Jan. 17, 2021, days after former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reports. It&rsquo;s a symbol associated with Trump&rsquo;s false claims of election fraud.  &ldquo;It was briefly placed by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor&rsquo;s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs,&rdquo; Alito said in an emailed statement to the newspaper.

Second flag carried by Jan. 6 rioters displayed outside house owned by Justice Alito, report says

FILE - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018. An upside-down American flag was displayed outside of Alito&rsquo;s home Jan. 17, 2021, days after former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reports. It&rsquo;s a symbol associated with Trump&rsquo;s false claims of election fraud.  &ldquo;It was briefly placed by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor&rsquo;s use of objectionable and personally insulting language on yard signs,&rdquo; Alito said in an emailed statement to the newspaper.

May 22, 2024, 4:43pm Nation & World

A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Read story

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Rep.

Congress aims to overhaul presidential ethics rules

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., Rep.

May 22, 2024, 4:30pm Politics

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American politics. Read story