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  1. I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential AngstRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Some of the best minds of our times, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have warned that human beings may invent intelligent machines that could wind up destroying humankind. But a small incident this week might make you wonder: Will intelligent machines become so smart that they'll grow depressed as they learn they're brilliant but lifeless, and decide they can't go on? A Knightscope K5 security robot that patrolled an office complex along the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, D.C. rolled itself into a shallow fountain on Monday - and drowned.


  2. U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia ContactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 21 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he was sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in June. He testified that suggestions that he colluded with Russia to interfere in the U.S. presidential election was a "contemptible lie."


  3. 18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 6 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill last month, is accused of unlawfully delaying a federal rule stemming from the Obama administration. Attorneys General from Massachusetts, New York, and 16 other states filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department Thursday, accusing DeVos of breaking federal law and giving free rein to for-profit colleges by rescinding the Borrower Defense Rule.


  4. The Man Behind The National Anthem Paid Little Attention To ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The man could talk. The well-connected, highly successful Washington, D.C., lawyer-the scion of an aristocratic Maryland family-was known throughout the early American Republic for his multifaceted oratorical skills: in the courtroom; in front of patriotic, religious, and political gatherings; and in the salonlike atmosphere of his finely appointed Georgetown home.


  5. Alive Since The 1600s, An Oak Tree Is Taken Down In Washington D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Generations have come and gone under its branches. Its leaves soaked up rays from the sun that shone on the American colonies.


  6. Next Week, Will The Russia Story Actually Be About Russia?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Places are reserved for journalists in the hearing room ahead of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday. More such hearings are still to come.


  7. Scenes From #ComeyDay, As Bars Hold Watch Parties For Hearing On Trump And RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A crowd gathered for a watch party at Washington, D.C., bar The Partisan Thursday, as former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. Former FBI Director James Comey's appearance at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing inspired watch parties in Washington, D.C., and beyond Thursday, as armchair analysis of American politics took to barstools and picnic tables.


  8. Video Appears To Show Erdogan's Guards Clashing With D.C. ProtestersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A day after protests at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., turned violent, the State Department is criticizing Turkey's government. Video appears to show security forces belonging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside the ambassador's diplomatic residence.


  9. Trump's Proposed USAID Head Knows Aid - And PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The White House has nominated Mark Andrew Green to what could be one the toughest jobs in the Trump administration. The former Republican congressman from Wisconsin has been tapped to run USAID - the U.S. Agency for International Development.


  10. Here's What's In The House-Approved Health Care BillRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Seema Verma, who is administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, on Capitol Hill with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price while advocating for the GOP health overhaul bill. Here's a rundown of key provisions in the American Health Care Act and what would happen if the Senate approves them and the bill becomes law.


  11. VP Pence On Obamacare Repeal Failure: 'Congress Just Wasn't Ready'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Vice President Mike Pence seen here at a rally in January in Washington, DC on the National Mall before the start of the 44th annual March for Life. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Saturday where he met with small business owners before delivering public remarks, which included some lines about repealing Barack Obama's health care law, a day after Republicans efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act went down in flames.


  12. Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Donald Trump at the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25th, 2015 in Washington, DC. This year, he says he will not attend.


  13. Don't Invite Trump For State Visit, Say More Than 1 Million In U.K.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May walk along the colonnades of the White House in Washington on Friday. More than 1.3 million people have signed an official U.K. petition to prevent President Trump from making a state visit to the U.K. - and the number continues to grow.


  14. D.C.'s Gentrifying Neighborhoods A Careful Mix Of Newcomers And Old-TimersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Ernest Peterson has spent his entire adult life in Washington, D.C. - almost all of it in Shaw, a neighborhood of colorful row houses and tree-lined side streets about 2 miles from the White House. In Shaw, Peterson bought his first house and started a business.


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