Minimal food, freezing temperatures and no chance for sleep. That’s how three children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala described detention centers the U.S.
Minimal food, freezing temperatures and no chance for sleep. That’s how three children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala described detention centers the U.S.
Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.
First lady Michelle Obama was joined by dozens of children to promote better water-drinking habits.
 
 
 
Erin Bell Jul 31, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama says it should “horrify” people to see anyone who has worn this country’s uniform sleeping on the street. She spoke at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness about the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, which aims to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama says it should “horrify” people to see anyone who has worn this country’s uniform sleeping on the street. She spoke at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness about the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, which aims to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama wants to get veterans off the streets.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 31, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: Vehicles pass underneath Washington Boulevard bridge in Arlington, Va. The bridge was constructed in 2012 using a mix of state and federal funds from the Highway Trust Fund. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on image to enlarge or download: Vehicles pass underneath Washington Boulevard bridge in Arlington, Va. The bridge was constructed in 2012 using a mix of state and federal funds from the Highway Trust Fund. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON – Fixing the nation’s roads has devolved into a game of chicken.

Megan Card Jul 30, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Paul Rieckhoff, CEO and founder of IAVA, says suicide is the number one issue facing veterans in the U.S. Rieckhoff joined a panel discussion on veteran suicide Wednesday at the National Press Club. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Paul Rieckhoff, CEO and founder of IAVA, says suicide is the number one issue facing veterans in the U.S. Rieckhoff joined a panel discussion on veteran suicide Wednesday at the National Press Club. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON - Lawmakers are in a mad dash this week to pass a $16.3 billion plan to repair the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system, but experts say change will come only when the agency knows more about the veterans in its care.

Xander Zellner Jul 30, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama tells an audience of about 500 young African leaders at the Washington Fellowship for Young Africans summit that men and women must both work for women’s rights in Africa. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama tells an audience of about 500 young African leaders at the Washington Fellowship for Young Africans summit that men and women must both work for women’s rights in Africa. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama echoed president Wednesday when she pushed for women’s rights in a roomful of young African leaders.

Gavin Stern Jul 30, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: NIH Director Francis Collins, right, laments the lack of research funding in an interview with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington. SHFWire photo by Gavin SternClick on photo to enlarge or download: NIH Director Francis Collins, right, laments the lack of research funding in an interview with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington. SHFWire photo by Gavin SternWASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health is being strangled.

Every day, NIH Director Francis Collins finds out about another lifesaving discovery by a U.S. scientist. Then he remembers that for many the discovery came too late thanks to budget cuts.

Anna Giles Jul 30, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Mayeli Hernandez, 12, from Honduras, said her biggest struggle in coming to the U.S. was living in government run detention centers. She described the centers as being cold and said was given no more than two sandwiches per day. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: Mayeli Hernandez, 12, from Honduras, said her biggest struggle in coming to the U.S. was living in government run detention centers. She described the centers as being cold and said was given no more than two sandwiches per day. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – Minimal food, freezing temperatures and no chance for sleep.

That’s how three children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala described detention centers the U.S. government is using to house thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 30, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Anna, a sexual assault survivor from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, tells a crowded press conference at the Capitol about the failure of her school to investigate her sexual assault. Anna told her story to the New York Times earlier this month. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Anna, a sexual assault survivor from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, tells a crowded press conference at the Capitol about the failure of her school to investigate her sexual assault. Anna told her story to the New York Times earlier this month. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON – Anna relived the worst moment of her life to the New York Times earlier this month.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Senate Finance committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., leads the July 10 markup hearing Thursday on the Senate bill that funds the Highway Trust Fund. Several amendments were dropped from the bill to increase its chances of passing. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Senate Finance committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., leads the July 10 markup hearing Thursday on the Senate bill that funds the Highway Trust Fund. Several amendments were dropped from the bill to increase its chances of passing. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON - The months-long controversy about how to fund the nation's highways and bridges reached an important mile marker Tuesday.

Megan Card Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says carbon pollution is an assault on U.S. resources Tuesday at a rally to support the Clean Power Plan after he testified in favor of the program. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal has led to four, two-day public hearings across the country. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says carbon pollution is an assault on U.S. resources Tuesday at a rally to support the Clean Power Plan after he testified in favor of the program. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal has led to four, two-day public hearings across the country. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – Hundreds of people around the U.S. attended the first day of hearings Tuesday about a federal proposal to cut carbon emissions. In Washington, they ate fudge brownie ice cream to mark the occasion.

Kate Winkle Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: James Zogby, Arab American Instutite president and Zogby Research Services director, left, and Center for American Progress policy analyst Matt Duss say Tuesday that a new poll shows that Americans who know Arabs or Muslims are more likely to have a favorable opinion of them. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: James Zogby, Arab American Instutite president and Zogby Research Services director, left, and Center for American Progress policy analyst Matt Duss say Tuesday that a new poll shows that Americans who know Arabs or Muslims are more likely to have a favorable opinion of them. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – As the month of Ramadan ends and conflicts continue in the Middle East, the Arab American Institute released poll results showing that although American opinions of Muslims and Arabs are more negative than previous years, Americans also want to know more about both groups.

Anna Giles Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Andrea Rodriguez, legal director at the Central American Resource Center in Washington, says that without a lawyer, it will be difficult for most children coming across the board to prove a viable claim for asylum or other provisions that would allow them to stay in the U.S. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: Andrea Rodriguez, legal director at the Central American Resource Center in Washington, says that without a lawyer, it will be difficult for most children coming across the board to prove a viable claim for asylum or other provisions that would allow them to stay in the U.S. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON - Most of the thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have no chance of winning legal status in the U.S. if the government does not provide them with lawyers, immigration experts say.

Erin Bell Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Roger Phelps, promotional and communication manager for Stihl Inc., gives instructions to children Monday who were planting grass, tree saplings and milkweed at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Renewal and Remembrance event sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Roger Phelps, promotional and communication manager for Stihl Inc., gives instructions to children Monday who were planting grass, tree saplings and milkweed at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Renewal and Remembrance event sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.

Anna Giles Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Obama awards the National Medal of Arts to Linda Ronstadt, an American pop singer with 11 Grammy awards, during a ceremony at the White House. Obama said he had a “little crush on Ronstadt back in the day.” SHFWire photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Obama awards the National Medal of Arts to Linda Ronstadt, an American pop singer with 11 Grammy awards, during a ceremony at the White House. Obama said he had a “little crush on Ronstadt back in the day.” SHFWire photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – For President Obama, the arts and humanities are like medicine.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – A coalition of immigrants and allies marched to the White House Monday, demanding executive action on undocumented immigrants’ rights.

Xander Zellner Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a summit for young African leaders in Washington. Questions ranged from gender equality to antitrust laws to unemployment. The fellows in the audience represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a summit for young African leaders in Washington. Questions ranged from gender equality to antitrust laws to unemployment. The fellows in the audience represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke to a group of 500 young Africans Monday about gender equality and how to find peace and success in the continent.

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