Many major companies rely on the Columbia River to harness power for electricity. The river is once again the focus of negotiations as Canada and the US work to revamp the treaty that governs how Canada manages dams on its portion of the river.
The US Army missed its target by 25% during the past fiscal year. Other branches of the military are also seeing a drop in recruiting.
Amid war and displacement, Ukrainian artist Vira Ustyanska and her daughter find home in San Diego, California, as they wait for the war to end.
The Biden administration announced a plan that will automatically reject all Venezuelans seeking asylum at the US border with Mexico if they enter the country without authorization. The deal will only benefit a fraction of asylum-seekers.
Since Brittney Griner was arrested, detained, and later sentenced in Moscow, her supporters have been advocating for the Biden administration to do anything possible to secure her release. The US and Russian officials have been in talks about a potential prisoner swap. The person that has come up most frequently as the man who could be released in exchange for Griner is Viktor Bout.
US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman has just arrived in the capital Nairobi ahead of the country's heated presidential elections. She gave her first press conference over the weekend. While Whitman is more known for leading Fortune 500 companies than diplomacy, she says she will leverage her experience in this new role.
Many children who illegally entered the US are protected under Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But those who came legally on their parents’ work visas have no such protections. When they turn 21, even though they have lived in the US nearly all their lives, they are subject to deportation.
President Joe Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday for the first time since he took office. He met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Biden said in the past that he would make the kingdom “the pariah that it is.” But as gas prices have skyrocketed, he has changed his rhetoric. Now, experts question what the US will get out of this controversial visit.
Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
MLK’s vision for nonviolence included abolishing what he called triple evils — racism, poverty and militarism.
False election fraud claims helped fuel the US Capitol attack — and still continue to create risks of violence and domestic terrorism.