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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

Activist Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., right, joins other protesters outside the Supreme Court as the justices prepare to hear arguments over whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in a case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

Supreme Court arguments begin over Trump’s claim of absolute immunity from prosecution

Activist Stephen Parlato of Boulder, Colo., right, joins other protesters outside the Supreme Court as the justices prepare to hear arguments over whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in a case charging him with plotting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

April 25, 2024, 7:47am Latest News

Supreme Court arguments have begun over whether former President Donald Trump can avoid prosecution over his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. Read story

Ex-U.S. official alleges Israeli military gets ‘special treatment’

April 24, 2024, 7:42pm Nation & World

A former senior U.S. official who until recently helped oversee human-rights compliance by foreign militaries receiving American military assistance said Wednesday that he repeatedly observed Israel receiving “special treatment” from U.S. officials when it came to scrutiny of allegations of Israeli military abuses of Palestinian civilians. Read story

Another ex-State Department official alleges Israeli military gets ‘special treatment’ on abuses

April 24, 2024, 3:11pm Politics

A former senior U.S. official who until recently helped oversee human-rights compliance by foreign militaries receiving American military assistance said Wednesday that he repeatedly observed Israel receiving “special treatment” from U.S. officials when it came to scrutiny of allegations of Israeli military abuses of Palestinian civilians. Read story

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Washington.

Supreme Court appears skeptical that state abortion bans conflict with federal health care law

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Washington.

April 24, 2024, 2:00pm Latest News

Conservative Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday that state abortion bans taking effect after their sweeping ruling overturning Roe v. Wade violate federal healthcare law, though some also questioned the effects on emergency pregnancy care. Read story