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.
Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided.. Reuters - Published
A new study finds thousands of young lives could be saved, if adults took proper care of their weapons. But right now, only three states and Washington, D.C. make unsafe gun storage a crime. Nikki.. CBS News - Published
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States this week for trade talks, Beijing said on Tuesday, playing down a sudden increase in tensions after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose..
U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a dinner for the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C., saying he mourned for Christians recently murdered during the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka..
At a news conference in Washington, D.C., Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan opposition's envoy to Washington, said on Tuesday that 'time is over' for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after Venezuelan..
Protesters gathered in downtown Washington, D.C. on Friday to honor the nearly 130 bicyclists killed on the city's roads since 2015. Protest leader Nelle Pierson says the city government must do more..
A federal judge on Friday sentenced Russian agent Maria Butina to 18 months in prison after Butina pleaded guilty in December to conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and..
The intensely private and closely watched First Lady Melania Trump has inspired a number of conspiracy theories. According to Business Insider, one is that her ability to speak six languages hints that..
The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. (May 21)
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on.. Reuters - Published
Protests against abortion bans are being held across the country in reaction to new laws passed recently by several Republican-controlled state legislatures. Some of those bans do not make exceptions.. CBS News - Published
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley presents our special driven by our love of the automobile, which includes Lee Cowan's story on the search for solutions to gridlock. Plus: David Pogue checks out the.. CBS News - Published
Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S... Reuters - Published
The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met.. Reuters - Published
U.S. fears about losing European defense contracts are unfounded, Brussels told Washington on Thursday after the Pentagon demanded the European Union curtail a new military pact that it sees as a.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Washington on June 12 to talk about security and defense among other issues, the White House said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Tuesday May 14th: Activists refuse to leave Venezuelan embassy in DC; Sec. of State Pompeo goes to Russia; Sightseeing planes collide off Alaska; Persian Gulf officials say.. USATODAY.com - Published
Four activists refused to leave the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, even after they got an eviction notice. The group considers Nicolas Maduro to be Venezuela's legitimate president... USATODAY.com - Published
Visitors to the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. have a completely new experience after a nearly three-year upgrade. The brand new space opened to the public over the weekend. The museum is.. CBS News - Published