Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as D.C., Washington, or The District, 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.
Former US vice president Joe Biden on Sunday said President Donald Trump had been "awful slow" to use the powers of his office in the fight against the new coronavirus. Biden, who has all but clinched..
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in Washington, D.C. on Friday said "it is clear" that world has "entered a recession as bad or worse" than the global financial crisis..
As the coronavirus grips the United States, concerns over the rapidly spreading virus are prompting cancellations and closings. From sporting events to festivals and museums, Americans are shuttering..
Shares of airlines and cruise ship operators were sharply lower on Thursday after Southwest Airlines warned bookings are down because of coronavirus fears and a cruise ship with sick passengers was not..
U.S. President Donald Trump called for further rate cuts after the Federal Reserve earlier on Tuesday slashed rates by a half percentage point. Trump claimed the rates are still "too high" and said "it..
Canada still has more work to do to persuade Washington to ensure medical supplies flow freely, even though U.S. officials have allowed the export of 500,000 masks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a religious rights dispute brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington against the Washington area transit authority over its policy.. Reuters - Published
Washington, D.C. needs an estimated 3,600 hospital beds within the next two weeks as it braces for a coronavirus outbreak, the mayor wrote in a letter to hospitals in the U.S. capital. Reuters - Published
A large beer garden in Washington, D.C. is now where a steady stream of hospitality industry workers line up to get much-needed care packages amid the coronavirus pandemic that's slowed restaurant.. USATODAY.com - Published
Frustrated and angry House lawmakers were rushing back to Washington, taking red-eye flights and driving for hours due to threats that one member could block a vital and historic $2 trillion bill to.. USATODAY.com - Published
From her living room in Washington, D.C., Donna Borak hosts a daily free meditation class for anyone craving connection or seeking to recharge while living in isolation because of coronavirus. (March.. USATODAY.com - Published
Washington, D.C.'s mayor on Monday announced new restrictions on businesses, including tough curbs on bars and restaurants, as part of the U.S. capital's response to the coronavirus outbreak. Reuters - Published
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday ordered businesses including nightclubs, theaters and health clubs in the city to close for at least two weeks and placed severe new limits on.. Reuters - Published
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday ordered business including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters and health clubs in the city to close for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
The Associated Press is temporarily closing its office from Friday in Washington, D.C. after one of its staff journalists, who had direct contact with a possible coronavirus patient, showed some.. Reuters - Published
AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace says President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on the coronavirus late Wednesday was meant to convey seriousness, but factual mistakes created confusion and.. USATODAY.com - Published
Washington, D.C., health authorities on Wednesday recommended that any gatherings of 1,000 or more people be canceled or postponed through March 31 to help control the spread of coronavirus in the.. Reuters - Published
A U.S. Marine who tested positive for the coronavirus worked for a defense agency whose headquarters are located near the Pentagon and returned to the Washington D.C.-area from a trip to Ethiopia last.. Reuters - Published
A U.S. Marine in the Washington D.C.-area who recently returned from travel overseas has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Saturday, in what would be the third confirmed case of.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Friday asked the full membership of the federal appeals court in Washington D.C. to review an earlier ruling by a court panel denying the.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday formally dismissed a case in which Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area, was.. Reuters - Published
Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area, will get a chance to seek parole in Virginia following a change in state law enacted.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to "drain the swamp" of lobbyists and elites in Washington D.C. Now, one Indian city is racing to clean up a stagnant river as he prepares to visit. Reuters - Published
Police escorted masked members of a white nationalist group on a march through Washington's National Mall on Saturday that Metropolitan Police said occurred without incident or arrests. Reuters - Published
Mr. Rustin, who died in 1987, helped plan the Montgomery bus boycott and the March on Washington, but his legacy was tarnished by a 1953 conviction under laws targeting L.G.B.T.Q. people. NYTimes.com - Published