Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, speaks with Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing May 11. Risch made national headlines Friday after he tried to hold up the federal spending bill in an effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A central Idaho wilderness area will be renamed after late Gov. Cecil Andrus, despite a last-minute attempt to block it by Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. The White Clouds will now be known... More >>

A Bureau of Land Management employee recently discovered thousands of nails at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. The nails are the results of the illegal burning of pallets. Brigham Young University-Idaho students and other volunteers will go to the dunes to clean up debris Saturday. courtesy Bureau of Land Management

A news release sent out by the Bureau of Land Management last week sparked a wildfire of internet discussion of litter at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. The release quoted a BLM employee... More >>

Terri Robinowitz, center, holds a framed photo of her granddaughter Alyssa Alhadeff who was killed in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with Alyssa's parents, Lori Alhadeff and Ilan Alhadeff, right, as lawmakers and gun control activists gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, a day before the March for Our Lives rally Saturday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on... More >>

President Donald Trump gestures to people cheering him across the tarmac as he, arrives on Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,... More >>

In this image taken from La Depeche Du Midi, police attend an incident in Trebes, southern France, Friday March 23, 2018. French counterterrorism prosecutors are taking charge of the investigation into the shooting of a police officer in southern France that has led to an apparent hostage-taking at a supermarket. (La Depeche Du Midi via AP)

TREBES, France (AP) — A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took... More >>
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In the presence of her parents and coaches, Firth senior Ashlee Adams signs her letter of intent with Big Bend Community College women’s volleyball on March 7.

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FILE - In this April 16, 2014, file photo, tulips planted in a field near Mount Vernon, Wash. glisten with rain drops. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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In this Feb. 12, 2018 photo, University of Vermont student veterans Thomas Moore, left, and Dan Wright, participate in a class studying Homer's "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" in Burlington, Vt. The Greek poet wrote in detail familiar to modern soldiers about the discipline of war and the difficulties many service members face when they return home. Homer-for-veterans is the brainchild of Dartmouth College classics professor Roberta Stewart, who is now hoping for a grant that will allow her to expand the idea nationwide. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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Kelly Painter and a few dozen gulls enjoy the setting sun near Long Beach, Wash., on March 16. (Jerry Painter photo)

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