Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.
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.
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.
 
 
 
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.”

Megan Card Jul 18, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin, left, says there are major gaps in research during a Wednesday forum about soil conservation. The discussion panel also included Wayne Honeycutt from the Department of Agriculture, center, and Jimmy Kinder, a fourth generation farmer from Oklahoma. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin, left, says there are major gaps in research during a Wednesday forum about soil conservation. The discussion panel also included Wayne Honeycutt from the Department of Agriculture, center, and Jimmy Kinder, a fourth generation farmer from Oklahoma. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – When it comes to healthy dirt, North Dakota and South Dakota are leading the country’s conservation efforts.

Kate Winkle Jul 18, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office at 437 7th St. NW in downtown Washington is being transformed into a museum that will open in the fall. But people can tour the third floor space and mostly empty rooms now for $5. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office at 437 7th St. NW in downtown Washington is being transformed into a museum that will open in the fall. But people can tour the third floor space and mostly empty rooms now for $5. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – Two doors down from the Starbucks on the corner of 7th  and E streets NW is a piece of Civil War history long thought to be lost. A group of men and women gathered  excitedly outside this week, some armed with cameras and notepads, waiting for tour guide Garrett Welch to take them to see Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 18, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Elizabeth Price Foley introduces herself to Simon Lazarus before the House Rules Committee hearing. Both Foley and Lazarus support a lawsuit indicting President Barack Obama for executive overreach. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Elizabeth Price Foley introduces herself to Simon Lazarus before the House Rules Committee hearing. Both Foley and Lazarus support a lawsuit indicting President Barack Obama for executive overreach. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON – Three out of four constitutional lawyers called to testify by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday said the House should sue President Barack Obama.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 18, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rosina Bierbaum, natural resources and environmental policy professor at the University of Michigan, explains how the Midwestern states will be affected by climate change. National Climate Assessment models say there could be more frequent intense storms, more periods of drought and more heat waves. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rosina Bierbaum, natural resources and environmental policy professor at the University of Michigan, explains how the Midwestern states will be affected by climate change. National Climate Assessment models say there could be more frequent intense storms, more periods of drought and more heat waves. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON - With polar vortexes, derechos and hurricanes grabbing headlines, many cities are preparing for a world with more extreme weather.

Anna Giles Jul 17, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: El Salvador Ambassador to the U.S. Ruben Zamora tells an audience Wednesday at the Inter-American Dialogue that the U.S. should focus less on border security and more on economic development in Central America. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: El Salvador Ambassador to the U.S. Ruben Zamora tells an audience Wednesday at the Inter-American Dialogue that the U.S. should focus less on border security and more on economic development in Central America. SHFWire Photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – The United States government is focusing on the wrong problems as it tries to stem the flow of thousands of Central American children and families arriving at the border, El Salvador’s Ambassador to the U.S. said Wednesday.

Megan Card Jul 17, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Washington Kastles tennis player Bobby Reynolds waits as former world No.1 Martina Hingis serves to teammates Tuesday during their Charity Classic. Hingis coached media, politicians and other professional athletes at the charity event. SHFWire Photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Washington Kastles tennis player Bobby Reynolds waits as former world No.1 Martina Hingis serves to teammates Tuesday during their Charity Classic. Hingis coached media, politicians and other professional athletes at the charity event. SHFWire Photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – Lawmakers are known for raising a racket on Capitol Hill – not a racquet on the tennis court.

Erin Bell Jul 16, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Defense Department officials Jamie Morin, foreground, and Michael Lumpkin testify about the new Defense Department agency charged with accounting for missing persons from past wars. About 83,000 Americans are missing, and the department has been criticized with handling the cases. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Defense Department officials Jamie Morin, foreground, and Michael Lumpkin testify about the new Defense Department agency charged with accounting for missing persons from past wars. About 83,000 Americans are missing, and the department has been criticized with handling the cases. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Failure to account for high numbers of missing service members from past wars has resulted in a new Defense Department agency.

Gavin Stern Jul 16, 2014
 
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