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Father Alexei Michalenko presides over a Dignity Washington Mass at an Episcopal church in Washington, despite the Catholic church’s disapproval of Catholic priest presiding over a Mass for Dignity. Former priest Joe Hennessy also says Mass for Dignity groups.

LGBT Catholics seek acceptance, worship outside church

Amanda Guillen, SHFWire Intern November 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – With his fingers interlocked and his polished black dress shoe tapping on the carpet, 65-year-old retired priest Joe Hennessy took a deep breath and began to talk about his life as a member of the Catholic Church. His experience is unlike...

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Sister Donna Markham, president of Catholic Charities USA, says Pope Francis’ trip to the United States highlight the issue of poverty in the U.S.

Pope’s visit to nonprofit to shine light on poverty in U.S.

Amanda Guillen, SHFWire Intern September 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – Poverty in the United States has remained at a consistent high in the past five years. As Pope Francis visits here this week, he will meet some of the city’s poorest residents. Census data released this month estimates the poverty rate...

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CASA members gather Friday at Lafayette Park to show their thanks after President Barack Obama’s executive action announcement Thursday night. This action will help 5 million immigrants remain in the country.

Immigrants’ message to Obama: The people have his back

Lorain Watters, SHF Wire Reporter November 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – A crowd shouted “sí se puede, sí se pudo,” or "yes we can, yes we could," echoing into the empty Lafayette Park, as they held Mexican and American flags, dancing in the winter breeze. What may have seemed like a protest from afar...

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I gathered the courage to ask a professional reporter to take a picture of me at the White House press room podium. I didn’t want to seem like the eager, over-excited new comer, but I had no choice. I was at the White House.

Keep your cool, people are nice

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter January 22, 2014

“Look professional,” I told myself as I walked into the White House through what I thought was the main entrance. It was my first time walking into the most popular house in the U.S. Of course, I would be excited and nervous. I constantly restrained...

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The 2013-14 FAFSA form is ten pages long and has 64 pages of instructions.

FAFSA not necessary, say financial aid experts

Nick Prete, SFWire Reporter November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is not necessary, financial aid experts told senators at a hearing about how to make applying for federal aid a friendlier and easier process. “Do we even need a FAFSA form? Do you think?...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says an inquiry into visa overstays that he sent to the Department of Homeland Security in July wasn’t answered until Wednesday. DHS is scheduled to publish visa overstay rates by the end of the year.

Homeland Security pressed to release visa overstay statistics

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress are demanding answers to the lack of data available on visa overstays in the U.S., which they say could lead to more informed decisions on comprehensive immigration reform. However, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t...

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The Army Ten Miler runners make their way to the finish line Sunday morning. Nearly 35,000 runners were registered to run the annual race.

Two third-place finishes for Fort Bliss at Army Ten Miler

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter October 22, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Fort Bliss men’s and women’s teams finished third Oct. 20 at the Army Ten Miler. Spc. Japheth Ng’Ojoy, 25, clocked the men’s team fastest time at 52:15 and 1st Lt. Jasmin Branch, 24, finished first for the women’s team...

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George Takei says, “these are not two cities” in a speech about LGBT equality at the National Press Club in Washington. Takei played Commander Sulu on Star Trek.

Marriage equality beams up to Michigan, New Jersey

Gavin Stern, SHFWire Reporter October 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - It was a consequential week for gay rights, with Michigan and New Jersey moving toward allowing gay marriage through the judicial system. Victory in those states would increase the number of states allowing gay marriage to 16, along with...

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Close to 15,000 people rally for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday at the National Mall. The march ended in front of the Capitol where officials say about 200 were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.

Thousands rally for immigration reform at National Mall, hundreds arrested

Andrés Rodriguez, SHFWire Reporter October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – Hoping to pressure Congress into passing immigration reform, close to 15,000 protesters marched Tuesday from the National Mall to the Capitol steps, where a number of democratic congressmen and activists were arrested in an act of civil...

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Gerard Waldron, of the NAB, left; Earle MacKenzie, of the American Cable Association; James Campbell, of CenturyLink; Robert Garrett, of Major League Baseball, and Preston Padden, formerly of ABC and the Walt Disney Co, testify Sept. 10 about rules on whether satellite TV networks should still be able to transmit programming under rules set in 1988. SHFWire photo by Sean Bradley

Without deal, TV providers could lose content, revenue

Sean Bradley, SHFWire Reporter September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON – Satellite television providers, including DISH Network, and content providers, including Major League Baseball, may have to play “Let’s Make a Deal” come the beginning of 2015. Now, television content providers have the ability...

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Navy Cmdr. Tim Jirus says that a man standing next to him was shot and killed as both tried to escape from the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. SHFWire photo by Nick Prete

13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting

Zahra Farah, SHFWire Reporter September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON – At least 13 people are confirmed dead and several others were wounded after a mass shooting Monday morning at Washington Navy Yard. The suspected shooter is among the 13 dead, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a press conference....

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Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Eduardo Medina Mora, says Friday that Mexicans are overwhelmingly misrepresented in Hollywood. The ambassador said at a press conference that Mexico is awaiting word on possible spying on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto by the NSA. SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodriguez

Mexican ambassador: U.S. perception of Mexico needs to change

Andrés Rodriguez, SHFWire Reporter September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – Mexican actor Demian Bichir has played a gardener and a drug dealer, two professions that Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday need to stop being linked to his country. “Mexicans in the silver screen are usually portrayed...

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