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The U.S. General Services Administration building, at the corner of 18th Street and F Street, houses project 18F, which is trying to bring the ethos of Silicon Valley to the federal bureaucracy.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Leah Bannon (sitting) works on her laptop at 18F, a GSA project that aims to make government websites more user friendly and change the way government buys IT systems.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Dr. Knight celebrating Christmas with her family.

Published on January 28, 2015

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A still from the GoDaddy Super Bowl ad that the company has now pulled.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Dr. Knight and family at son's graduation.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Black History Month Local Hero Honoree, Dr. Gail Knight with her husband, Samuel Knight, a retired naval officer.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Tankers are berthed beside the Fawley oil refinery on Jan. 7, in Southampton, England. With low oil prices, some traders are buying oil and storing it in tankers, hoping the price will rise soon so they can sell it at a profit.

Published on January 28, 2015

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An exhibit called "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland" now has a webcam devoted to it. The burger was purchased in 2009.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Local Hero Aaron Wooten with son, Jelani, who is currently enrolled at San Diego Mesa College.

Published on January 28, 2015

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A look back in time: This cartogram resizes each country by its population in 2005.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Can you find Australia and Canada? The cartogram, made by Reddit user TeaDranks, scales each country's geographic area by its population. (Click through to see the high-resolution map.)

Published on January 28, 2015

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Reunion of dog and his Marine after returning from deployment.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Some fake Apple stores like this one in Kunming, in China's southwestern Yunnan province, were so authentic-looking that even some of their employees didn't know they were fake.

Published on January 28, 2015

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A Native American hut is shown in this photo from the documentary "By Blood."

Published on January 28, 2015

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Screen shot from the film "By Blood"

Published on January 28, 2015

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Five members of the Friendship Nine (L-R) Willie Thomas Massey, Willie, E. McCleod, James F. Wells, Clarence Graham and David Williamson, Jr. sit at the lunch counter at Five & Dine diner in Rock Hill, S.C. on Dec. 17, 2014. A judge in South Carolina has thrown out the convictions of the Friendship 9, nine black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter in 1961.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth, stillbirth and infant death.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Water samples at the Clean Water Services brewing competition last year used to compare their high-purity water to other local sources of water.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Dr. Adrienne Menniti, a senior process technologist at Clean Water Services, operates the company's high-purity water system. It uses ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, enhanced oxidation and disinfection to create high-purity water.

Published on January 28, 2015

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Clean Water Services held a brewing competition in Sept. 2014, inviting 13 homebrewers to make beer from its purified wastewater (as well as water from other sources). Now the company is asking the state for permission for brewers to use its wastewater product exclusively to make beer.

Published on January 28, 2015

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