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.
 
 
 
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.

Lorain Watters Sep 17, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Piper Kerman signs copies of her book, “Orange Is the New Black” about the mistreatment of women in prisons after she was given an award Wednesday in Washington for her work on prison reform issues. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Piper Kerman signs copies of her book, “Orange Is the New Black” about the mistreatment of women in prisons after she was given an award Wednesday in Washington for her work on prison reform issues. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Piper Kerman, author of “Orange Is the New Black,” received the Constitutional Commentary Award Wednesday in honor of Constitution Day for her work with nonprofits and philanthropies.

Wesley Juhl Sep 17, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Farm Foundation Trustee J.B. Penn of Deere & Co., standing, moderates a discussion between Indiana grain farmer Gene Schmidt and G. Tracy Mehan, of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, about proposed Environmental Protection Agency water regulations. Both agreed the agency and the agriculture industry need to communicate better. SHWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: Farm Foundation Trustee J.B. Penn of Deere & Co., standing, moderates a discussion between Indiana grain farmer Gene Schmidt and G. Tracy Mehan, of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, about proposed Environmental Protection Agency water regulations. Both agreed the agency and the agriculture industry need to communicate better. SHWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - Farmers are wondering if proposed environmental water guidelines could complicate their work and raise the price of food for consumers.

Lucas Daprile Sep 17, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton left, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia Philip Mendelson, prepare to testify in favor of statehood before a Senate committee on Monday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton left, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia Philip Mendelson, prepare to testify in favor of statehood before a Senate committee on Monday. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON - The District of Columbia functions so much like a state it can be easy to forget that it is not. The District has a higher population than two states. Its residents pay more in federal taxes than three other states and are subject to military drafts.

Rocky Asutsa Sep 17, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Burton and Shellie Goldstein, team members at HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response, and their Shih Tzu therapy dogs demonstrate companionship offered to disaster survivors. They were at the House Expo on Emergency Preparedness Fair on Monday. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Burton and Shellie Goldstein, team members at HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response, and their Shih Tzu therapy dogs demonstrate companionship offered to disaster survivors. They were at the House Expo on Emergency Preparedness Fair on Monday. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON – The difference between life and death in the event of a disaster may be an app away.

Lucas Daprile Sep 16, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: American doctor and Ebola survivor Kent Brantly, left, and Ishmeal Alfred Charles, who works for a health care foundation in Sierra Leone prepare to testify Tuesday before a Senate hearing on the epidemic. Brantly met with President Barack Obama Tuesday morning to discuss U.S. commitment to fighting Ebola. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: American doctor and Ebola survivor Kent Brantly, left, and Ishmeal Alfred Charles, who works for a health care foundation in Sierra Leone prepare to testify Tuesday before a Senate hearing on the epidemic. Brantly met with President Barack Obama Tuesday morning to discuss U.S. commitment to fighting Ebola. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON - Of all the topics being pushed aside as Congress prepares to recess, controlling the Ebola epidemic is one they cannot avoid.

Lorain Watters Sep 16, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Wells Bennett, left, Benjamin Wittes, John Villasenor – on the screen – and Gregory McNeal say how federal and state governments regulate drones and other civilian robotics will affect when consumers can begin to use them. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersClick on photo to enlarge or download: Wells Bennett, left, Benjamin Wittes, John Villasenor – on the screen – and Gregory McNeal say how federal and state governments regulate drones and other civilian robotics will affect when consumers can begin to use them. SHFWire photo by Lorain WattersWASHINGTON – Civilian robotics are next on the list for innovation, but before everyone rushes to buy their own drone kits or driverless cars, federal and state officials need to settle laws and regulations.

Wesley Juhl Sep 15, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama fastens the Medal of Honor on Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins. The 80-year-old father of five and grandfather of six saved numerous lives during a four-day battle in the jungles of Vietnam in 1966. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama fastens the Medal of Honor on Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins. The 80-year-old father of five and grandfather of six saved numerous lives during a four-day battle in the jungles of Vietnam in 1966. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins won more than a dozen commendations for his service in the Vietnam War, but the Medal of Honor wasn’t one of them, until now.

Kara Mason Sep 15, 2014

WASHINGTON - 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.

Ayana Stewart Sep 13, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama tells an audience at the White House that first lady Michelle Obama founded a group in Chicago that got one of the first AmeriCorps grants. He praised volunteers at a ceremony Friday celebrating the program’s 20th anniversary. Former President Bill Clinton also spoke. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama tells an audience at the White House that first lady Michelle Obama founded a group in Chicago that got one of the first AmeriCorps grants. He praised volunteers at a ceremony Friday celebrating the program’s 20th anniversary. Former President Bill Clinton also spoke. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – William Consuegra spent his senior year of high school balancing classes and serving in the U.S. AmeriCorps program.

Front Text Region Sep 9, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - Tourists be prepared: That zoom lens might come in handy.

Sean McMinn Sep 9, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: During restoration, parts of the White House fence are being moved back approximately 16 feet farther from the mansion. The project is expected to be done in March. SHFWire photo by Sean McMinnWASHINGTON - Tourists be prepared: That zoom lens might come in handy.

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