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Washington, D.C.: Capital of the United States
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.


Two killed, seven wounded in two Washington, DC shootings; police seek suspects: reports

Two shootings in Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair of suspects from..
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N.J. man scouted potential terror targets in 3 cities, feds say

Prosecutors allege Alexei Saab, aiding Hezbollah, took photos or video of landmarks in New York, Boston and Washington including Statue of Liberty, Fenway Park and White House
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Videos for Washington, D.C.

Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up' [Video]Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: “Wake up.” Wrapping up a..

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Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate [Video]Obama, Thunberg meet with a fist bump, talk climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. President Barack Obama met with a fist bump at Obama's personal office in D.C. on September 16 as she toured Washington to promote youth..

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Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C. [Video]Hong Kong activists take their fight to D.C.

Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long..

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Teen activist Thunberg receives Conscience Award [Video]Teen activist Thunberg receives Conscience Award

Amnesty International on Monday presented its 2019 Ambassador of Conscience Award to Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future Movement for their work to bring attention to the climate..

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The Healthiest Cities In America [Video]The Healthiest Cities In America

According to The Huff Post, when it comes to American cities, the West Coast is home to some of the healthiest. A study from WalletHub ranked the most healthy cities in the U.S., over 174, based on..

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Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker [Video]Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..

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Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support [Video]Hong Kong democracy activist seeks US support

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations,..

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Justice Gorsuch Sees Immigration Through Wife's Eyes [Video]Justice Gorsuch Sees Immigration Through Wife's Eyes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday extolled the value of immigration and said his wife’s experience as a naturalized U.S. citizen from Britain has helped give him a..

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Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court [Video]Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court

A major LGBT rights fight is coming before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, prompted by a Georgia man who's convinced he was fired for joiing a gay-friendly softball league. Gavino Garay has more.

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DOJ nears prosecution of ex-FBI McCabe [Video]DOJ nears prosecution of ex-FBI McCabe

The U.S. Justice Department moved closer to a politically sensitive prosecution of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe on Thursday by rejecting a request from his legal team to drop the case,..

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Clouded leopards explore new home at National Zoo [Video]Clouded leopards explore new home at National Zoo

Two rare, clouded leopard cubs made their debut Tuesday as part of the Asia Trail exhibit at Washington's National Zoo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Trump and FIFA President Gianni Infantino meet on 2026 World Cup and women players equity [Video]Trump and FIFA President Gianni Infantino meet on 2026 World Cup and women players equity

Infantino and Trump meet and discuss soccer women's pay inequality

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Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate [Video]Trump goes all out to rally for NC candidate

U.S. President Donald Trump is going all-out to try to keep a North Carolina district in the Republican column in a special congressional election on Tuesday (September 10) that may serve as a..

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Trump: Gun Background Checks Would Not Have Prevented Violence [Video]Trump: Gun Background Checks Would Not Have Prevented Violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States grappled with yet another mass shooting event on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that background checks on gun purchasers would not have prevented recent..

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AG Barr Books Trump's DC Hotel For Party For $30,000 [Video]AG Barr Books Trump's DC Hotel For Party For $30,000

Attorney General William Barr has booked President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington, DC. And it isn't just one room for himself. According to Business Insider, it was for a $30,000 holiday party with..

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Justice Ginsburg: First Appearance Since Latest Cancer Scare [Video]Justice Ginsburg: First Appearance Since Latest Cancer Scare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared alert and in good spirits on Monday as she made her first public appearance since completing a three-week course..

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Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests [Video]Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests

Twitter and Facebook say they've dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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The Hardest-Working Cities In America [Video]The Hardest-Working Cities In America

Houston, Grand Prairie, Plano, and Austin, Texas, are among the five hardest-working cities in America. According to Business Insider, the cities were ranked by length of commute, time spent on the..

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White House: 'No Recession' Despite Market Turmoil [Video]White House: 'No Recession' Despite Market Turmoil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global..

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Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer [Video]Mueller-linked trial begins for ex-Obama lawyer

A trial for former Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig is now underway in a case linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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'Multiple' people shot on streets of Washington, D.C.: local media

Gunfire erupted on the streets of Washington, D.C., on Thursday night and at least several people were shot, local media reported.
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U.S. travel industry urges Washington to reauthorize tourism body Brand USA

Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express and Marriott , have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, which promotes the..
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.
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Trump administration rejects California request for homeless funds

The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle between the White House and the state's..
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Wyoming, Monaco, voting rights and taxes: All the reasons Washington, DC should be a state

Wyoming has two senators and over 1.3 million cattle. DC has no senators, three cows and many more people. How is this fair? It's time for statehood.
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Brad Pitt talks space dreams, flubbing 'Friends'

Brad Pitt brought "Ad Astra" to Washington, DC Monday night and opened up about everything from NASA dreams to his 'Friends' flub.
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Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Washington

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth demonstrators Friday in a protest and march outside the White House to demand action by the U.S. government on climate change. (Sept...
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"StingRay" surveillance devices found near the White House

Israel's leader is denying a report claiming his government planted surveillance devices around Washington, D.C., including near the White House. The devices, known as "StingRays" could have been used..
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"The Situation" leaves federal prison

Sorrentino's castmates recently tried to "free Sitch" early by going to lawmakers in Washington, D.C
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Venezuela ex-general fights U.S. extradition, cooperation in doubt

Venezuela's ex-military intelligence chief told a Spanish court that Washington was fabricating drug-trafficking charges in its extradition request, throwing into doubt future cooperation with the U.S...
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September 11 terror attacks remembered 18 years later

Ceremonies in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. In New York, family members and first responders returned to ground zero to..
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Climate activists hope to bring U.S. capital to standstill on September 23

Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by U.S...
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Iran says U.S. should avoid 'warmongers' after Bolton departure

Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that..
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Trump addresses 2019 HBCU conference — live updates

President Trump is addressing the 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference in D.C.
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Naval Academy probing apparent noose found in school building

Discovery was made on 56th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech
CBS News - Published

Seven U.S. states, District of Columbia sue to block SEC rule change

Seven U.S. states and the District of Columbia on Monday sued to block rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would allow brokers to recommend products that benefit them as..
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Google targeted in antitrust inquiry by attorneys general in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico

An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anti-competitive action.
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It's been a month. Here's what Congress is set to do when they come back to D.C.

Quite a lot has happened since Congress went on recess, most notably four mass shootings that have heightened the stakes for tackling gun violence.
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When Steve Kroft knocks..

Steve Kroft heads to Washington to confront three members of Congress about how they used leadership PAC funds for personal purposes
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Dorian moves north, 8chan owner visits DC, NFL's 100th season kicks off: 5 things you need to know Thursday

Hurricane Dorian heads toward the Carolinas as a Category 3 storm, the Packers and Bears kick off the NFL's 100th season and more news to know Wednesday.
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D.C. official calls for more action on hate crimes in city

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says a previous request for information by the U.S. attorney's office has gone unanswered
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U.S. still strongly supports Ukraine's Crimea claim: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting..
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Juul being investigated for role in teen vaping

Attorneys general in Illinois and Washington, D.C. are looking into how the company's vaping device became so popular with teens
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Juul Labs reportedly facing scrutiny for allegedly targeting minors

The federal government is reportedly investigating the e-cigarette giant Juul Labs, as the company faces increasing scrutiny over the rise in youth vaping. Reports say the FTC and attorneys general in..
CBS News - Published

WNBA player Natasha Cloud on how she's addressing gun violence

On "The Takeout" podcast this week, Cloud, who plays for the Washington Mystics, tells Major Garrett about how she organized a media blackout in June to protest gun violence in D.C.
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WNBA point guard Tasha Cloud on her media blackout

Tasha Cloud, a point guard for the Washington Mystics, joins Major Garrett for "The Takeout." In June she visited a school in the Anacostia neighborhood of D.C. where multiple shootings have occurred..
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Washington Post: Hate crimes surge but prosecutions plunge in nation's capital

We're taking a closer look at hate crimes in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reports there were 204 hate crime related attacks in 2018, but only three cases resulted in charges and there have been..
CBS News - Published

AG William Barr to throw a pricey, private holiday party at DC's Trump International Hotel

Attorney General William Barr to throw party at DC's Trump International Hotel, as lines blur on Trump's private businesses and administration
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Barr to host annual holiday party at Trump's D.C. hotel

The Trump administration has been widely criticized for how the president can profit from his D.C. hotel
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Iran's Rouhani tells U.S., lift sanctions, then we'll talk

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and President Trump signaled they were willing to meet each other, but Iran is demanding that Washington lift sanctions first before any meetings. CBS News State..
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19 states, District of Columbia, sue Trump administration over migrant detention

Attorneys general for 19 states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to block a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain migrant families seeking to..
Reuters - Published

Washington, D.C., sports-radio host Chris Russell pulled over mid-interview

Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., was ticketed, fined $500 for driving while talking on his cell phone.
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States sue over child immigrant protection changes

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued on Monday over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention (Aug...
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New Trump family detention rule faces legal challenges, tight space

A coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia, led by California and Massachusetts, said on Monday they will sue the Trump administration to stop a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif leaves G7 talks, unclear if progress made to ease tensions

Iran's foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday, as Paris ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move..
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Iran's Zarif arrives for G7 side talks, White House says surprised

Iran's foreign minister flew in for side talks at the G7 summit on Sunday as host France ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move that the White..
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Today in History for August 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete..
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Man arrested for allegedly threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. This is not an isolated case. Chip Reid reports.
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U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls

Attorneys general from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will announce on Thursday they are joining forces with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications..
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Man arrested on charges he threatened to 'shoot up' Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.

A Tennessee man was arrested after an FBI investigation revealed he threatened to "shoot up" a D.C. Planned Parenthood facility.  
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Man charged with threatening shooting at U.S. abortion clinic

A Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly posting threats online to “shoot up” a facility run by Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C., the latest arrest in a nationwide law..
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In return to Washington, Trump pushes back on risks of a U.S. recession

Mr. Trump said the economy is "doing very well" and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after the stock market's roller coaster week
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Trump returns to Washington after 10 days at Bedminster Golf Club

Donald Trump returns to Washington today after spending 10 days at his New Jersey golf club. After months of tough trade talk with allies and China, the president now finds himself on the defensive..
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Mayors urge bipartisan action on gun control

Mayors across the country are asking Washington to take action on gun control. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz sat down with four mayors, from different political parties, whose cities have been shaken by gun..
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Colorado lawmaker wins recall fight against gun rights groups

So-called "red flag" laws allow courts to confiscate weapons from people found to be at risk of harming themselves or others. Currently, 17 states and the District of Columbia have passed such..
CBS News - Published

State Department employee linked to white nationalism

According to an investigation by the Southern Poverty Law Center​, the employee oversaw the Washington D.C.-chapter of a white nationalist organization
CBS News - Published

South Korea's new U.S. ambassador has called Trump "treacherous"

Move comes only month after Britain's Washington ambassador quit amid flap following his calling Trump inept and highly insecure
CBS News - Published

South Korea's Moon taps new ambassador to U.S. as allies face North Korea, defense costs

South Korean President Moon Jae-in tapped a seasoned former diplomat as his new ambassador to Washington on Friday as South Korea steps up efforts to connect with the Trump administration on issues..
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