First lady Michelle Obama was joined by dozens of children to promote better water-drinking habits.
First lady Michelle Obama was joined by dozens of children to promote better water-drinking habits.
Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Friday.
A group of about 30 human rights protesters used six words on Thursday to demand more legal rights for thousands of children arriving at the border:
 
 
 
Erin Bell Jul 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sam LaHood, former Egypt country director for the International Republican Institute, says when he applied for life insurance, his broker thought he was obligated to include his conviction in Egypt on the application. He called on Congress to affirm that the convictions of 43 nonprofit workers are not recognized under U.S. law. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sam LaHood, former Egypt country director for the International Republican Institute, says when he applied for life insurance, his broker thought he was obligated to include his conviction in Egypt on the application. He called on Congress to affirm that the convictions of 43 nonprofit workers are not recognized under U.S. law. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – For 43 workers arrested in raids of nonprofit offices in Egypt in 2011, their convictions still loom over their heads.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A DJI Phantom quadracopter drone flies at the National Press Club on Wednesday. This model is a common type of drone used for aerial photography and videography. Learning to use it is relatively simple. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: A DJI Phantom quadracopter drone flies at the National Press Club on Wednesday. This model is a common type of drone used for aerial photography and videography. Learning to use it is relatively simple. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWhen Justin Kyser’s DJI Phantom buzzed in the air near in Beatrice, Neb., a neighbor knocked on his door with a familiar threat:

“I’ll shoot your drone down if it flies over my yard.”

Xander Zellner Jul 23, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, works out of his Washington office to represent the government of Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, works out of his Washington office to represent the government of Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON - Inside a brick building on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, amidst small shops and restaurants, sits the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the closest thing Palestine has to an embassy.

Erin Bell Jul 23, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Robert D’Amelio, volunteer advocate for Autism Speaks, has two sons with the disability. He testified Wednesday about how the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act could help families like his. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Robert D’Amelio, volunteer advocate for Autism Speaks, has two sons with the disability. He testified Wednesday about how the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act could help families like his. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Like many parents, Robert D’Amelio worries about his three children.

But his biggest concern is for his son Christopher.

Xander Zellner Jul 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama pushes for better water-drinking habits Tuesday. In the State Dining Room, she announced the seven new supporters for her campaign. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama pushes for better water-drinking habits Tuesday. In the State Dining Room, she announced the seven new supporters for her campaign. SHFW Photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama was joined by dozens of children to promote better water-drinking habits.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Richard Harding, President Warren G. Harding’s grand-nephew, shares family recollections of “Uncle Warren” Tuesday at the Library of Congress. While the former president was childless, he was very close to his nieces and nephews. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Richard Harding, President Warren G. Harding’s grand-nephew, shares family recollections of “Uncle Warren” Tuesday at the Library of Congress. While the former president was childless, he was very close to his nieces and nephews. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON – The Library of Congress will unseal a collection of sultry love letters next week penned by President Warren G. Harding and his mistress.

Megan Card Jul 22, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. William Shelton says Americans take for granted services such as GPS, which require the use of U.S. satellites. The commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command spoke about the country’s future in space Tuesday at the Atlantic Council in Washington. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. William Shelton says Americans take for granted services such as GPS, which require the use of U.S. satellites. The commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command spoke about the country’s future in space Tuesday at the Atlantic Council in Washington. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON - Protecting U.S. satellites is more of a concern for U.S. space experts than geopolitical disputes with Russia. 

Erin Bell Jul 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Tom Frieden, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at the National Press Club luncheon Tuesday about the antibiotic-resistant infections and a new program to track them. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Tom Frieden, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at the National Press Club luncheon Tuesday about the antibiotic-resistant infections and a new program to track them. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – A new nationwide prescribing index will help doctors identify areas where potential outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections have occurred.

Kate Winkle Jul 22, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: A wreath sits at the foot of the statue honoring Gen. James B. McPherson following a ceremony to commemorate his death in the Battle of Atlanta. In October 1876, veterans of the Army of the Tennessee erected the statue as a tribute to the 35-year-old Union leader. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: A wreath sits at the foot of the statue honoring Gen. James B. McPherson following a ceremony to commemorate his death in the Battle of Atlanta. In October 1876, veterans of the Army of the Tennessee erected the statue as a tribute to the 35-year-old Union leader. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – The man dressed as a Union soldier seemed a bit out of place amidst the blare of car horns in downtown Washington. But Lee Stone proudly held the U.S. flag during a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Civil War Gen. James B. McPherson who sits on horseback in McPherson Square.  

Megan Card Jul 21, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama places a Medal of Honor around the neck of Sgt. Ryan Pitts Monday in the East Room of the White House. Pitts received the award more than six years after he helped fight off an enemy assault in Afghanistan in 2008. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama places a Medal of Honor around the neck of Sgt. Ryan Pitts Monday in the East Room of the White House. Pitts received the award more than six years after he helped fight off an enemy assault in Afghanistan in 2008. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – Before President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around Ryan Pitts’ neck, the 28-year-old retired sergeant had already decided the honor did not belong to him alone.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 21, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explains the need for long-term infrastructure funding at a National Press Club luncheon Monday. Foxx warned that not investing in the nation’s roads and bridges could put the nation on a road to ruin. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explains the need for long-term infrastructure funding at a National Press Club luncheon Monday. Foxx warned that not investing in the nation’s roads and bridges could put the nation on a road to ruin. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s push for increased transportation investment continued Monday at the National Press Club.

Anna Giles Jul 21, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: John Wagner, assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations at CBP, left, and Eugene Schied, assistant commissioner for of the CPB Office of Administration said the mission of CBP is to ensure efficient international trade at ports of entry while maintaining security. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: John Wagner, assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations at CBP, left, and Eugene Schied, assistant commissioner for of the CPB Office of Administration said the mission of CBP is to ensure efficient international trade at ports of entry while maintaining security. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – Texas needs more funding for its ports of entry. So does Michigan. Lawmakers from both states berated federal officials Wednesday for failing to improve the ports and for not even having a current list of which ports are on a list for funding.

Gavin Stern Jul 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Keith Kocher, lead author of the study. Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan Health SystemClick on photo to enlarge or download: Keith Kocher, lead author of the study. Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan Health SystemHeart attack patients admitted to hospitals after first being treated in giant emergency rooms are 25 percent less likely to die in the hospital than those treated in smaller ERs.

Erin Bell Jul 18, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama joins the cast of “The Lion King” as it performed Friday at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. They songs they performed included “The Circle of Life.” SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama joins the cast of “The Lion King” as it performed Friday at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. They songs they performed included “The Circle of Life.” SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Friday.

Anna Giles Jul 18, 2014

WASHINGTON – A group of about 30 human rights protesters used six words on Thursday to demand more legal rights for thousands of children arriving at the border:

“Obama, Obama: Don’t send the kids back.”

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