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Government shutdown jeopardizes Whitworth University course

The partial U.S. government shutdown is all too real for a group of students at Whitworth University on a month long trip in the nation's capitol.Professor Aaron Putzke spent the last several months planning the trip and coordinating with researchers…

Robots invade the Smithsonian museums

Ashley Meadows has a tough job. As the gallery guide coordinator at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, she tries to get people to talk about modern and contemporary art.

Obamas' official portraits unveiled

Barack and Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.