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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 is also one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.

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Senate honors legendary Capitol Hill staffer Bertie Bowman

Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started working on Capitol Hill during WWII and..
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Intense heat wave could cause damage to your car

The nation’s capital is among the places bracing for triple-digit heat. On Saturday, the temperature in Washington D.C. is expected to feel like 113 degrees, rivaling Death Valley in California. AAA..
CBS News - Published

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Protesters shut down ICE headquarters in DC [Video]Protesters shut down ICE headquarters in DC

Immigration rights activists on Tuesday held a rally outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement's headquarters to bring attention to the conditions and treatment of migrants inside border patrol..

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Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress [Video]Grieving father set to slam Boeing in Congress

Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would..

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Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments [Video]Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the media after the Republican Party caucus lunch. According to Reuters, the meeting took place at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. McConnell spoke..

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Neil Armstrong's spacesuit unveiled [Video]Neil Armstrong's spacesuit unveiled

For the first time in 13 years, after extensive preservation work, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore in his mission to the moon is back on public display at the Smithsonian's Air & Space..

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Barr calls on U.S. Barr calls on U.S. "body politic" to resist racial hatred

At an anti-Semitism summit in Washington, D.C. Monday, Attorney General William Barr told an audience he is concerned that "under the banner of identity politics, some political factions are seeking to..

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Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC [Video]Sater, Steele and subpoenas, probes run on in DC

Russian-born real estate developer Felix Sater, who worked on a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, appeared on Tuesday for testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence..

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US women's football team hint at Washington visit after World Cup win [Video]US women's football team hint at Washington visit after World Cup win

The United States have hinted that they will visit Capitol Hill following their Women's World Cup win despite a public spat between Megan Rapinoe and Donald Trump.

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White House Leaks After DC Gets Hit With Record-Breaking Rain [Video]White House Leaks After DC Gets Hit With Record-Breaking Rain

Rain came storming down on parts of Washington, D.C., breaking a daily record in just an hour. It fell 3.3. Inches at Reagan National Airport, breaking the previous record of 2.2. Inches in 1958...

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Flash flooding hits D.C. area [Video]Flash flooding hits D.C. area

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency in the D.C. metropolitan area on Monday as roads and backyards flooded and a rush of water poured through the ceiling of the Virginia Square..

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Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful' [Video]Trump warns Iran: 'Be careful'

President Trump on Sunday told Iran to 'be careful' after Tehran vowed to boost its uranium enrichment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump congratulates U.S. women's team on World Cup win [Video]Trump congratulates U.S. women's team on World Cup win

President Donald Trump on Sunday congratulated the U.S. women's soccer team on their 'incredible achievement' winning the World Cup, just days after a spat with the captain. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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U.S. takes fourth Women's World Cup [Video]U.S. takes fourth Women's World Cup

The United States beat the Netherlands 2-0, but the real winner may be the women's league itself. It's expected to clinch record viewing figures. Joe Davies reports.

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Trump, on his July 4th teleprompter moment [Video]Trump, on his July 4th teleprompter moment

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a mistake made during his July 4th speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial was due to rain and teleprompter issues. During his speech, Trump said the..

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Why Is Fox Host Lou Dobbs Calling U.S. Generals 'Snowflakes' [Video]Why Is Fox Host Lou Dobbs Calling U.S. Generals 'Snowflakes'

On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a Forth of July event in Washing DC. He called the event 'Salute to America' celebration. There was a show of military equipment and vehicles, which some..

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'The future belongs to us' Trump on July 4 [Video]'The future belongs to us' Trump on July 4

With U.S. fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebration of Independence Day that critics accused..

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July 4 fireworks light up the sky in Washington, D.C. [Video]July 4 fireworks light up the sky in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. is treated to the annual July 4th fireworks display, the day that celebrates the U.S. founders' declaring independence from Britain. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Tanks arrive on the National Mall for July Fourth [Video]Tanks arrive on the National Mall for July Fourth

Battle tanks arrived on the National Mall on Tuesday ahead of a July Fourth celebration highlighting U.S. military might that Democrats say President Donald Trump may turn into a re-election campaign..

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Trump's July 4th tanks ready to roll [Video]Trump's July 4th tanks ready to roll

Complete with a display of military might, Washington, D.C. is preparing for a July Fourth celebration that President Trump says will be unforgettable. His critics say the display and Trump's planned..

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A Winged Robot Is Going To Saturn's Moon [Video]A Winged Robot Is Going To Saturn's Moon

According to MNN.com, "Saturn's biggest moon has long been a riddle, wrapped in a mystery — or more accurately, in an ice cube. For one thing, Titan packs a very unmoon-like atmosphere." Thomas..

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Trump Event Reportedly To Ruin 4th Of July Fireworks View For Many In DC [Video]Trump Event Reportedly To Ruin 4th Of July Fireworks View For Many In DC

In Washington D.C., the upcoming fireworks show at the National Mall on July 4th is being billed as the largest display the nation's capital has ever seen. Fox News reported that a rally in support of..

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Trump preps for 2020 rally in North Carolina

President Trump is preparing to hold a 2020 reelection rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday night. He won the state by just 3 points in 2016. Brian Murphy, a DC correspondent for the..
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How Trump is trying to “fill the vacuum” left by Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2020 election

CBS News' Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the battle between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad." Garrett argues that..
CBS News - Published

Triple-digit temperatures could bring blackouts in New York City, DC and Chicago

An upcoming heat wave could lead to power outages in the central and eastern U.S., including major metropolitan areas, experts say.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a..
Reuters - Published

Sen. Cory Gardner: Land Management agency moving west

The agency has decided to move its headquarters from DC to western Colorado, Gardner, a Colorado Republican, said Monday
CBS News - Published

NASA put a man on the moon. Now, the Smithsonian is putting a rocket in DC

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience the rocket launch.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Guatemala president postpones Washington visit where asylum talks were planned

The government of Guatemala said on Sunday that it would postpone President Jimmy Morales' visit to Washington as it waits for the Central American country's top court to rule on migration measures.
Reuters - Published

Rescue dogs flown out of Louisiana ahead of Barry to avoid euthanasia. Will be adoptable

The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
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The Dish: Soupergirl Sara Polon shares her signature recipes

Born and raised in Washington D.C., Sara Polon spent several years pursuing stand up comedy in New York. But when she tired of the grind, she went back home and ended up starting a business. Recalling..
CBS News - Published

Amarikwa scores late, DC United ties Revolution 2-2

Quincy Amarikwa volleyed home Wayne Rooney's free kick in the 86th minute, helping D.C. United tie the 10-man New England Revolution 2-2
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Chants of 'classrooms, not cages' as hundreds gather for immigration vigil in DC

Hundreds of people gathered Friday night for Washington’s “Lights for Liberty” event and vigil, one of more than 700 that were planned worldwide.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Hezbollah leader says U.S. seeking to talk

The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed movement's officials.
Reuters - Published

District of Columbia Opens New Investigative Front Into N.R.A.

Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, has issued subpoenas to the N.R.A. and its large affiliated charity.
NYTimes.com - Published

Washington prosecutor subpoenas NRA in probe into nonprofit status

The attorney general for the District of Columbia issued subpoenas on Friday to the National Rifle Association and its charitable foundation seeking financial records in an investigation into their..
Reuters - Published

U.S. conference to host victims of religious persecution

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue..
Reuters - Published

Asylum deal at the fore as Guatemalan president visits White House

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, and sources said he may sign an agreement declaring the Central American country a safe destination for..
Reuters - Published

Steyer bills himself as an "outsider" ready to take on corporate greed

"This is about retaking the democracy from the corrupt corporate power that is determining what happens in Washington, D.C."
CBS News - Published

D.C. mayor sends Trump letter asking for reimbursement for parade

Bowser said that the district's Emergency Planning and Security Fund will be depleted by the end of 2019
CBS News - Published

DC mayor says Trump's Fourth of July celebration emptied security fund

In a letter to Trump, Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city spent about $1.7 million on Trump's "July 4th holiday activities" and subsequent protests.
USATODAY.com - Published

Federal appeals court rejects Maryland, D.C. lawsuit over President Donald Trump's business

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that argued President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by benefiting from his business.
USATODAY.com - Published

Federal Appeals Court Rules for Trump in Emoluments Case

The decision blocks one of two suits challenging the president over profits at his Washington hotel.
NYTimes.com - Published

UK's Johnson threw ambassador to U.S. 'under the bus': junior minister

Boris Johnson threw Britain's ambassador to Washington "under the bus" when he refused to back the envoy in his row with Donald Trump, junior Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

British ambassador resigns after Trump row: how special is the U.S.-UK relationship now?

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

British ambassador to Washington quits after spat over leaked memos

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Resignation letter of British ambassador to Washington

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S...
Reuters - Published

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