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.
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.
The messy and chaotic weather – including a brief tornado warning – outside the mayoral forum Wednesday afternoon fit the candidates’ demeanors inside.
 
 
 
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.

Lorain Watters Oct 3, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: Two columns remain in the updated design of the memorial, along with one stainless steel tapestry. The Air and Space Museum is visible at right, and the Department of Education is on the left. Independence Avenue is at the center, and the green area is Maryland Avenue. Image courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial CommissionClick on image to enlarge or download: Two columns remain in the updated design of the memorial, along with one stainless steel tapestry. The Air and Space Museum is visible at right, and the Department of Education is on the left. Independence Avenue is at the center, and the green area is Maryland Avenue. Image courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial CommissionWASHINGTON – The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial won design approval Thursday, but the battle to build the controversial monument isn't quite over.

Wesley Juhl Oct 2, 2014

Click on image to enlarge or download: Chart 6 from Elaine Kamarck’s Brookings report, “The 2014 Congressional Primaries: Who Ran and Why,” shows the issues mentioned by House candidates during the 2014 primary elections ranked by party and number of mentions. Illustration courtesy of BrookingsClick on image to enlarge or download: Chart 6 from Elaine Kamarck’s Brookings report, “The 2014 Congressional Primaries: Who Ran and Why,” shows the issues mentioned by House candidates during the 2014 primary elections ranked by party and number of mentions. Illustration courtesy of BrookingsWASHINGTON - The Affordable Care Act, immigration reform and taxes were the most discussed issues in congressional primaries this year on both sides of the aisle, according to a Brookings Institution study by Elaine Kamarck.

Rocky Asutsa Oct 1, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds a medal presented to him Wednesday by Sporting Kansas City after he honored the MLS champions at the White House. He commended Kansas City soccer fans, noting that the team has sold out 51 straight games. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama holds a medal presented to him Wednesday by Sporting Kansas City after he honored the MLS champions at the White House. He commended Kansas City soccer fans, noting that the team has sold out 51 straight games. SHFWire photo by Rocky AsutsaWASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored MLS Champions Sporting Kansas City Wednesday at the White House following the team’s December win against Real Salt Lake.

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