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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

Marla Keethler, Candidate for state Senate (Contributed photo)

White Salmon Mayor Marla Keethler to run for state Senate seat

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

Ashley Judd, center, Shelby Rowe, right, Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Center, and others in the audience raise their hands after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, left, asked the group if any of the them knew a person in crisis during an event on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with notable suicide prevention advocates. The White House held the event on the day they released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to highlight efforts to tackle the mental health crisis and beat the overdose crisis.

Ashley Judd and Aloe Blacc help the White House unveil its national suicide prevention strategy

Ashley Judd, center, Shelby Rowe, right, Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Center, and others in the audience raise their hands after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, left, asked the group if any of the them knew a person in crisis during an event on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with notable suicide prevention advocates. The White House held the event on the day they released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to highlight efforts to tackle the mental health crisis and beat the overdose crisis.

April 25, 2024, 3:13pm Health

Actor Ashley Judd and singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, who both lost loved ones to suicide, on Tuesday helped the Biden administration promote its new national strategy to prevent suicide. Read story

This family photo shows Ryan Corbett holding rabbits with his daughter Miriam and son Caleb in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2020. Lawyers for Corbett, believed held by the Taliban for nearly two years, are asking a United Nations human rights investigator to intervene, citing what they say is cruel and inhumane treatment. Corbett was abducted on August 10, 2022 after returning to Afghanistan, where he and his family had been living at the time of the collapse of the U.S.-based government there one year earlier, on a valid 12-month business visa to pay and train staff.

Family of American man believed to be held by Taliban asks the UN torture investigator for help

This family photo shows Ryan Corbett holding rabbits with his daughter Miriam and son Caleb in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2020. Lawyers for Corbett, believed held by the Taliban for nearly two years, are asking a United Nations human rights investigator to intervene, citing what they say is cruel and inhumane treatment. Corbett was abducted on August 10, 2022 after returning to Afghanistan, where he and his family had been living at the time of the collapse of the U.S.-based government there one year earlier, on a valid 12-month business visa to pay and train staff.

April 25, 2024, 8:08am Nation & World

Lawyers for an American believed to be held by the Taliban for nearly two years are asking a United Nations human rights investigator to intervene, citing what they say is cruel and inhumane treatment. Read story