Elections are just around the corner, and yes, there is an app for that. But it won’t vote for you.
Elections are just around the corner, and yes, there is an app for that. But it won’t vote for you.
Transgender men and women from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Canada wore their military uniforms Monday at the American Civil Liberties Union building.
From singing on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and riding the subway to recording a program for a Chicago radio station, Kenya’s Afrizo singing group is on a tour like no other.
 
 
 
Wesley Juhl Oct 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Fifth-grader Nayeli Torres, from Willow Cove Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Calif., holts a crate of pumpkins Tuesday as first lady Michelle Obama digs up vegetables in the White House garden with Willow Cove student Miguel Licea and Cora Norris from Harriet Tubman Elementary in Washington. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: Fifth-grader Nayeli Torres, from Willow Cove Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Calif., holts a crate of pumpkins Tuesday as first lady Michelle Obama digs up vegetables in the White House garden with Willow Cove student Miguel Licea and Cora Norris from Harriet Tubman Elementary in Washington. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - The White House celebrated programs addressing childhood obesity Tuesday and invited elementary school students from across the nation to help with the third annual fall harvest of the South Lawn garden.

Kara Mason Oct 14, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: FEMA volunteers show the best way to “drop, cover and hold on” Tuesday during an event about earthquake safety at the National Building Museum in Washington. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: FEMA volunteers show the best way to “drop, cover and hold on” Tuesday during an event about earthquake safety at the National Building Museum in Washington. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON - More than 25 million people across the world are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” Thursday at 10:16 a.m. as they participate in the Great Shakeout, an annual earthquake preparedness drill.

Kara Mason Oct 9, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Doug Morton, forest carbon expert for NASA, says the predictability of wildfires depends on information about climate change. He spoke Thursday at the Library of Congress. SHFWire Photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Doug Morton, forest carbon expert for NASA, says the predictability of wildfires depends on information about climate change. He spoke Thursday at the Library of Congress. SHFWire Photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON - By the end of the century, some places across the U.S. may be drier than California is during this year’s drought, according to recent NASA projections. That means more of the country will be prone to more devastating wildfires.

Ayana Stewart Oct 9, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Transco Office Manager Ariel Emata, who does not use a wheel chair, demonstrates how the D.C. company's accessible taxicab vehicles operate as Transco General Manager Jerry Cregar looks on. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Transco Office Manager Ariel Emata, who does not use a wheel chair, demonstrates how the D.C. company's accessible taxicab vehicles operate as Transco General Manager Jerry Cregar looks on. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – For wheelchair users here and elsewhere in the country, hailing a taxi can be an arduous process.

Ayana Stewart Oct 8, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama wears a dress designed by Fashion Institute of Technology student Natalya Koval, who won a design competition, during the White House’s first Fashion Education Workshop on Wednesday. The dress on display was designed by FIT student Chelsea Chen. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama wears a dress designed by Fashion Institute of Technology student Natalya Koval, who won a design competition, during the White House’s first Fashion Education Workshop on Wednesday. The dress on display was designed by FIT student Chelsea Chen. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON – There is no magic formula for success, but combining education and hard work will produce results.

Wesley Juhl Oct 8, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: More than two-thirds of people surveyed Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said they support congressional efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act to the way it was before the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the law last year. Graphics by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: More than two-thirds of people surveyed Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said they support congressional efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act to the way it was before the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the law last year. Graphics by Wesley JuhlThere is bipartisan support for the Voting Rights Act, even in the South, according to a poll commissioned by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Ayana Stewart Oct 7, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Marcus Costa, right, of the International Civil Aviation Organization, speaks to National Transportation Safety Board about aircraft tracking regulations during an NTSB conference Tuesday. With him were Thomas Mickler, of the European Aviation Safety Agency, and Margaret Gilligan, of the Federal Aviation Administration. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartClick on photo to enlarge or download: Marcus Costa, right, of the International Civil Aviation Organization, speaks to National Transportation Safety Board about aircraft tracking regulations during an NTSB conference Tuesday. With him were Thomas Mickler, of the European Aviation Safety Agency, and Margaret Gilligan, of the Federal Aviation Administration. SHFWire photo by Ayana StewartWASHINGTON - Seven months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact with air traffic control, aviation experts gathered to discuss how technology could help search for wreckage that disappears in deep oceans.

Wesley Juhl Oct 7, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Dozens people line up on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday morning to hear the case about an Arkansas inmate’s beard. Prisoner Gregory Holt said his Muslim religion requires him to grow a beard, but officials said it is a safety concern. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: Dozens people line up on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday morning to hear the case about an Arkansas inmate’s beard. Prisoner Gregory Holt said his Muslim religion requires him to grow a beard, but officials said it is a safety concern. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in the first case this term about the First Amendment: the case of an Arkansas inmate who wants to grow a beard as part of his Muslim faith.

Kara Mason Oct 7, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinnClick on photo to enlarge or download: Graphic by Sean McMinnThree jurisdictions, Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska, are following Colorado and Washington’s path to legalizing marijuana. It’s on the November ballot in all three jurisdictions.

Lucas Daprile Oct 6, 2014

 

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Jennifer Melsop and Erika Turner receive Arlington County's first same-sex marriage license Monday. After being together four years, the couple signed paperwork, exchanged vows and became legally married on the steps of Arlington County Courthouse. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Jennifer Melsop and Erika Turner receive Arlington County's first same-sex marriage license Monday. After being together four years, the couple signed paperwork, exchanged vows and became legally married on the steps of Arlington County Courthouse. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileARLINGTON, Va. - Like everyone else, Erika Turner and Jennifer Melsop were taken off guard by the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to effectively legalize gay marriage in five states.

Wesley Juhl Oct 6, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The 2.4-acre American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial features four metal silhouettes of soldiers placed among 48 glass panels etched with photographs and quotations. The memorial was designed by the Michael Vergason Landscape Architects firm and was meant to express the diverse experiences of disabled veterans. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlClick on photo to enlarge or download: The 2.4-acre American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial features four metal silhouettes of soldiers placed among 48 glass panels etched with photographs and quotations. The memorial was designed by the Michael Vergason Landscape Architects firm and was meant to express the diverse experiences of disabled veterans. SHFWire photo by Wesley JuhlWASHINGTON – Hundreds of people gathered near Capitol Hill on a chilly Sunday morning for the dedication ceremony of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.

Kara Mason Oct 6, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: People line up in front of the Supreme Court Monday as it opened its 2014-2015 term. The court heard arguments in a search and seizure case from North Carolina. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonClick on photo to enlarge or download: People line up in front of the Supreme Court Monday as it opened its 2014-2015 term. The court heard arguments in a search and seizure case from North Carolina. SHFWire photo by Kara MasonWASHINGTON - The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a Fourth Amendment case that came down to questions from justices about what could be considered a reasonable mistake of the law and whether it violated the Constitution.

Ayana Stewart Oct 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala Thursday night, about 100 protesters stood outside the Walter E.Washington Convention Center chanting for a halt in deportations.

Lucas Daprile Oct 3, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Fourteen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus take the state Thursday at the group’s annual gala in Washington. There are more Hispanic members in Congress now than ever before. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileClick on photo to enlarge or download: Fourteen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus take the state Thursday at the group’s annual gala in Washington. There are more Hispanic members in Congress now than ever before. SHFWire photo by Lucas DaprileWASHINGTON – Bright lights, live music and famous faces couldn’t hide the disappointment Thursday at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala that President Barack Obama hasn’t been able to reform immigration laws.

Rocky Asutsa Oct 3, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Actor Mary Suib presides over the mock trial organized by Sikhs for Justice at Lafayette Square Tuesday. As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Barack Obama inside the White House, protesters attacked his record on human rights. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Actor Mary Suib presides over the mock trial organized by Sikhs for Justice at Lafayette Square Tuesday. As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Barack Obama inside the White House, protesters attacked his record on human rights. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON - India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a mock indictment and trial Tuesday in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House that was organized by Sikhs for Justice, a human rights advocacy group.

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