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President Joe Biden waves as he walks out of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2024, before departing on a trip to New York.

President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador discuss migration in latest call

President Joe Biden waves as he walks out of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2024, before departing on a trip to New York.

April 29, 2024, 11:50am Nation & World

President Joe Biden spoke with his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, about cooperating on migration policy as the U.S. leader continues to deliberate whether to take executive action that would crack down on the number of migrants arriving at the southern U.S. border. Read story

A woman touches a cross at the grave of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the fortieth day after his death as per Orthodox tradition at the Borisovskoye Cemetery, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Putin likely didn’t order death of Russian opposition leader Navalny, US official says

A woman touches a cross at the grave of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the fortieth day after his death as per Orthodox tradition at the Borisovskoye Cemetery, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

April 29, 2024, 8:49am Politics

U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin likely didn’t order the death of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny in February, according to an official familiar with the determination. Read story

President Joe Biden laughs as host Colin Jost speaks at the White House Correspondents&rsquo; Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Washington.

Have you heard the one about Trump? Biden tries humor on the campaign trail

President Joe Biden laughs as host Colin Jost speaks at the White House Correspondents&rsquo; Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Washington.

April 29, 2024, 8:15am Politics

President Joe Biden is out to win votes by scoring some laughs at the expense of Donald Trump, unleashing mockery with the goal of getting under the former president’s thin skin and reminding the country of his blunders. Read story

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gestures as he departs for Saudi Arabia in the latest Gaza diplomacy push, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2024.

Top diplomat Blinken will visit the Mideast again this coming week. What can he achieve this time?

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gestures as he departs for Saudi Arabia in the latest Gaza diplomacy push, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2024.

April 28, 2024, 2:34pm Nation & World

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is returning to the Middle East on his seventh diplomatic mission to the region since the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza began more than six months ago, the State Department said Saturday. Read story

Chants of ‘shame on you’ greet guests at White House correspondents’ dinner shadowed by war in Gaza

April 28, 2024, 2:33pm Nation & World

The war in Gaza spurred large protests outside a glitzy roast with President Joe Biden, journalists, politicians and celebrities Saturday but went all but unmentioned by participants inside, with Biden instead using the annual White House correspondents’ dinner to make both jokes and grim warnings about Republican rival Donald Trump’s… Read story

Planning begins for possible presidential transition

April 26, 2024, 8:34pm Nation & World

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday formally began planning for a potential presidential transition, aiming to ensure continuity of government no matter the outcome of November’s general election. 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.

US announces new Patriot missiles for Ukraine as part of new $6 billion aid package

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.

April 26, 2024, 11:40am Nation & World

 The U.S. will provide Ukraine additional Patriot missiles for its air defense systems as part of a massive $6 billion additional aid package, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Friday. Read story

Ukraine pulls US-provided Abrams tanks from the front lines over Russian drone threats

April 26, 2024, 8:20am Politics

Ukraine has sidelined U.S.-provided Abrams M1A1 battle tanks for now in its fight against Russia, in part because Russian drone warfare has made it too difficult for them to operate without detection or coming under attack, two U.S. military officials told The Associated Press. Read story

Contributed photo, Marla Keethler, Candidate for state Senate (Contributed photo)

White Salmon Mayor Marla Keethler to run for state Senate seat

Contributed photo, Marla Keethler, Candidate for state Senate (Contributed photo)

April 26, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Marla Keethler, mayor of White Salmon and a career sports producer, announced her candidacy for state Senate in Washington’s newly redrawn 17th Legislative District on Thursday. Read story

Nonprofits take a hit in ‘seismic shift’ in House earmark rules

April 25, 2024, 5:21pm Nation & World

House appropriators have made it more difficult for members to secure fiscal 2025 earmarks for some social services programs in their districts, according to new guidance Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., announced Thursday. Read story