Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.
Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog. “Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.
 
 
 
Rocky Asutsa Sep 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Ahmed Bedier, president of United Voices for America, center, urges the Muslim community to discourage their youth from joining the Islamic State group. Masjid Muhammad Assistant Imam Ben Abdul-Haqq, left, Secretary General for the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations Oussama Jamal and Fiqh Council of North America Chairman Muzzammil H. Siddiqi, right, look on.Click on photo to enlarge or download: Ahmed Bedier, president of United Voices for America, center, urges the Muslim community to discourage their youth from joining the Islamic State group. Masjid Muhammad Assistant Imam Ben Abdul-Haqq, left, Secretary General for the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations Oussama Jamal and Fiqh Council of North America Chairman Muzzammil H. Siddiqi, right, look on.WASHINGTON - Media have been advised by a group of American Muslim leaders to refrain from referring to the Islamic State group as ISIS or jihadists since doing so gives them legitimacy. This occurred as Muslim leaders and scholars came together to denounce the Islamic State group in a 17-page letter that sets the record straight in as far as the group’s ideology and Islam are concerned.

Wesley Juhl Sep 29, 2014

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Sean McMinn Sep 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Police Officer JaShawn Colkley shows one of the two head-mounted cameras police will begin testing in October. The other straps behind the head. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinn.Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Police Officer JaShawn Colkley shows one of the two head-mounted cameras police will begin testing in October. The other straps behind the head. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinn.WASHINGTON - With the public calling for more police accountability across the country, the nation’s capital will start to see a new effort toward that on its streets.

Ayana Stewart Sep 24, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Steven Radelet, development professor at Georgetown University and economic adviser to the Liberian government, interviews Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about Ebola via Skype during a symposium Tuesday at Georgetown University. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Steven Radelet, development professor at Georgetown University and economic adviser to the Liberian government, interviews Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf about Ebola via Skype during a symposium Tuesday at Georgetown University. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – West African hospitals and clinics are so overwhelmed with Ebola patients that people with other health conditions aren’t receiving treatment.

Rocky Asutsa Sep 24, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, Heather McGee and Amir Sufi talk last week after a Senate hearing on income inequality. McGhee said addressing inequality is the key to unlocking policy changes that the working middle class supports. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, Heather McGee and Amir Sufi talk last week after a Senate hearing on income inequality. McGhee said addressing inequality is the key to unlocking policy changes that the working middle class supports. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON - Skewed economic policies are a driving factor for economic inequality in the United States.

Lucas Daprile Sep 23, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced emergency legislation to allow concealed carry permits, which passed unanimously Tuesday. The measure was approved after a federal court struck down an existing District law that prohibited concealed carry permits. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced emergency legislation to allow concealed carry permits, which passed unanimously Tuesday. The measure was approved after a federal court struck down an existing District law that prohibited concealed carry permits. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Normally, the D.C. Council would not vote for a law allowing residents to carry concealed weapons. But it did just that Tuesday.

Kara Mason Sep 23, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, tells Ken Gude, senior fellow at the Center for American progress, that he agrees the U.S. should go after the Islamic State group but that President Barack Obama needs authorization from Congress first. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, tells Ken Gude, senior fellow at the Center for American progress, that he agrees the U.S. should go after the Islamic State group but that President Barack Obama needs authorization from Congress first. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON - Jihadist forces were sent running from a network of facilities in Syria after being hit with 14 airstrikes Monday and Tuesday, but there are still concerns about whether President Barack Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State group will be effective in the long and short term.

Lorain Watters Sep 23, 2014


Click on photo to enlarge or download: Ben Miller, left, says students are more likely to pick a college that offers nationally recognized degrees and a high enrollment if those universities are accessible to them. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Ben Miller, left, says students are more likely to pick a college that offers nationally recognized degrees and a high enrollment if those universities are accessible to them. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Deadlines for college applications are looming, and deciding where not to go just got easier.

Lucas Daprile Sep 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: The White House North Portico, which can be seen over the roof of the U.S. Treasury Building, was breached Friday after a man jumped the fence and ran into the White House through an unlocked door. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: The White House North Portico, which can be seen over the roof of the U.S. Treasury Building, was breached Friday after a man jumped the fence and ran into the White House through an unlocked door. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON - Usually there are two main ways to get into the White House: win an election or apply for a tour.

Lorain Watters Sep 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Vice President Joe Biden holds hands with Lilly Jay after she told the audience her story of being sexually assaulted and how she overcame it to become a stronger student and woman. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Vice President Joe Biden holds hands with Lilly Jay after she told the audience her story of being sexually assaulted and how she overcame it to become a stronger student and woman. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Sexual assaults have become too common at many college campuses, leaving  students feeling unsafe and confused when sexual assault does happen.

Rocky Asutsa Sep 19, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Ambassador Herman Cohen says good governance is key to success in Africa. He spoke Tuesday at an event sponsored by World Affairs Council. Cohen has 30 years of experience in African affairs and was U.S. ambassador to Gambia and Senegal. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Ambassador Herman Cohen says good governance is key to success in Africa. He spoke Tuesday at an event sponsored by World Affairs Council. Cohen has 30 years of experience in African affairs and was U.S. ambassador to Gambia and Senegal. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – The United States responds to conflict and other challenges facing Africa instead of preventing them. However, Africa needs to take responsibility for its future.

Lucas Daprile Sep 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download:: John McCain, R-Ariz., prepares for a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The committee voted on amendments for a bill meant to give leverage to Ukraine as it fights to regain territory held by rebels. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download:: John McCain, R-Ariz., prepares for a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The committee voted on amendments for a bill meant to give leverage to Ukraine as it fights to regain territory held by rebels. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Stuck in the crossfire of former Cold War rivals and amid a precarious ceasefire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed Congress on Thursday in an effort to bolster U.S. support for the country.

Sean McMinn Sep 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Secretary of State John Kerry testifies Thursday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Kerry said the administration remains committed to keeping U.S. forces out of a combat role in the fight against the Islamic State group. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: Secretary of State John Kerry testifies Thursday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Kerry said the administration remains committed to keeping U.S. forces out of a combat role in the fight against the Islamic State group. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - Dozens of partners have already joined the United States in the fight against the Islamic State group, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday on Capitol Hill, bringing a mix of western nations and Arab states to the “coalition” President Barack Obama wants to assemble.

Kara Mason Sep 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler says at a House committee hearing Wednesday that broadband is the on-ramp to opportunities for businesses in small towns. But extending services to rural areas will be expensive. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler says at a House committee hearing Wednesday that broadband is the on-ramp to opportunities for businesses in small towns. But extending services to rural areas will be expensive. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON - The hardships rural areas and small businesses faced in the 1930s because they were without telephone services, and sometimes electricity, are still alive in parts of America. But today what they lack is broadband.

Ayana Stewart Sep 17, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Cancer Action Network volunteer Julie Johncox, right, of Fort Worth, talks to Chris Scoular, staff assistant to Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, about the American Cancer Society’s goals for Cancer Lobby Day Tuesday. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Cancer Action Network volunteer Julie Johncox, right, of Fort Worth, talks to Chris Scoular, staff assistant to Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, about the American Cancer Society’s goals for Cancer Lobby Day Tuesday. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – Dozens of American Cancer Society volunteers sipped coffee Tuesday and milled around a dimly lit Senate meeting room.

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