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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, first President of the United States and 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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Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia area killings can get new sentence

The Supreme Court agreed to decide if life-without-parole sentences for the primary gunman in a series of 2002 D.C.-area murders must be reconsidered.
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Rooney's hat trick leads DC United over Real Salt Lake 5-0

Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick and added an assist to help D.C. United beat nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0
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Videos for Washington, D.C.

Domestic terrorism a 'real and serious' danger [Video]Domestic terrorism a 'real and serious' danger

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday that although the primary terrorist threat in the U.S. continues to come from Islamic militants, the 'real and serious..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

How Did The FAA Approve The Boeing 737 Max? [Video]How Did The FAA Approve The Boeing 737 Max?

Washington (CNN)The Transportation Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 Max planes, the Wall Street Journal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

U.S. students skip school to protest climate inaction [Video]U.S. students skip school to protest climate inaction

Young people across the United States held student-led protests on Friday calling for action on climate change and support for the Green New Deal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High [Video]CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High

The number of people who reported having the flu last week has gone down, UPI reports. But overall, the Centers for Disease Control said the nation still remains at an elevated level for the flu. Last..

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Highlights of Leo Varadkar's trip to Washington [Video]Highlights of Leo Varadkar's trip to Washington

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on his trip to Washington DC.

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Irish PM tells Pence, we are 'all God's children' [Video]Irish PM tells Pence, we are 'all God's children'

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during a breakfast hosted by Mike Pence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday talked about the societal change that allowed him to become Ireland's first openly gay prime..

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Irish PM tells Pence: We are 'all God's children' [Video]Irish PM tells Pence: We are 'all God's children'

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during a breakfast hosted by Mike Pence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday talked about the societal change that allowed him to become Ireland's first openly gay prime..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Gloria and Emilio Estefan awarded U.S. top honor for popular song, the Gershwin Prize [Video]Gloria and Emilio Estefan awarded U.S. top honor for popular song, the Gershwin Prize

The first husband-and-wife team and the first Latinos to win the award, were honored for their unique contributions to the United States' musical history. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Roger Stone trial set for Nov. 5 start [Video]Roger Stone trial set for Nov. 5 start

Roger Stone will go on trial starting Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C, the federal judge presiding in the high-profile case said on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set out a calendar..

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Anti-gay rights Pence meets gay Irish PM and partner [Video]Anti-gay rights Pence meets gay Irish PM and partner

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his sister Ann met on Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett in Washington, D.C., the meeting drawing attention amid Pence's..

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Arthur Brooks Discusses America's Obsession With Contempt [Video]Arthur Brooks Discusses America's Obsession With Contempt

Arthur Brooks, author of a new book called "Love Your Enemies," wants Americans to join together to fight the culture of contempt in politics.

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Trump: No Rush To Complete China Deal [Video]Trump: No Rush To Complete China Deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a..

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Manafort Indicted by Manhattan DA Hours After DC Sentencing [Video]Manafort Indicted by Manhattan DA Hours After DC Sentencing

​The Manhattan District Attorney's office announced the president's former campaign manager was being charged on 16 counts.

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D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison [Video]D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison

Wednesday's sentencing hearing was for the two conspiracy charges Manafort pleaded guilty to last September.

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D.C. adds 3.5 years to Manafort's total prison time [Video]D.C. adds 3.5 years to Manafort's total prison time

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday to about 3-1/2 more years in prison for charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into..

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US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements [Video]US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements

​U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said negotiators drafted two potential agreements on counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

New York AG Subpoenas Banks Over Trump Projects [Video]New York AG Subpoenas Banks Over Trump Projects

New York's attorney general's office requested various financial records from two banks in regard to President Trump's hotels, among other things.

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Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV [Video]Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV

LGBTQ rights advocates welcome President Trump's plan to eradicate HIV, but urge the administration and Congress to put more funding into the plan.

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U.S. travelers wary about Max 8 [Video]U.S. travelers wary about Max 8

Some travelers at D.C.'s Reagan National Airport expressed unease on Tuesday about flying aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by American Airlines and Southwest, after Sunday's deadly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Biden hints at a 2020 run [Video]Biden hints at a 2020 run

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hinted at a 2020 presidential run on Tuesday before a cheering audience at the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Washington Roundup: The President's Budget Proposal [Video]Washington Roundup: The President's Budget Proposal

The president's budget proposal is sort of like a marketing tactic. The Firewall's David Hawkings explains.

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2020 budget takes aim at D.C.'s 'spending problem' [Video]2020 budget takes aim at D.C.'s 'spending problem'

President Trump's acting budget director Russell Vought on Monday said Trump's 2020 budget calls for overhauling social programs that help poor and elderly Americans, while boosting military spending..

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McCabe McCabe "shocked" by "lenient" Manafort sentence

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he was "shocked" by what he described was a "lenient" sentence for Paul Manafort. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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US Muslims express shock at NZ massacre

Muslim worshippers attending Friday prayers in Washington, D. C. expressed shock and sorrow over the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that has left at least 49 dead and dozens more..
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New Tom Clancy video game gives realistic look at a battered Washington D.C.

Ubisoft released "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" for Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. As an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, you respond to an emergency at the unit's..
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Tom Clancy video game 'The Division 2' brings a battered Washington, D.C., to life

Your mission is to bring order and help restore a pandemic-hit nation's capital in the new video game 'Tom Clancy's The Division 2,' released Friday.
USATODAY.com - Published

17 states sue Trump administration over census

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities are suing the U.S. government, saying a plan to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional. (April 3)
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U.S. to upgrade military ties with Brazil during visit next week: sources

The United States will designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally: sources

The United States will designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries,..
Reuters - Published

Top Afghan official accuses Trump envoy of colonial intentions

Afghan national security adviser flies to D.C. to ask White House about "perception" that U.S. envoy wants to create a crisis to install himself as "viceroy"
CBS News - Published

Senate Confirms Neomi Rao to Replace Brett Kavanaugh on Key Appeals Court

Ms. Rao, who heads a White House office on regulatory affairs, was confirmed, 53-46, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals in Washington.
NYTimes.com - Published

Paul Manafort indicted in New York moments after sentencing in D.C. case

Manafort was sentenced to a total of 90 months in prison in federal court in Washington earlier on Wednesday
CBS News - Published

Nick Sandmann's legal team files $275 million lawsuit against CNN

This is the second defamation lawsuit filed against a media company after the incident in Washington, D.C., involving Covington Catholic students.
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Paul Manafort sentencing, college admissions bribery case, NFL free agency: 5 things to know Wednesday

Paul Manafort faces second sentencing in DC court, NFL free agency starts in earnest, Lori Loughlin appears in court and more things to start your Wednesday morning.
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Paul Manafort to be sentenced in D.C.

Paul Manafort was sentenced to four years in prison in Virginia last week
CBS News - Published

Joe Biden speaks amid chants of "Run, Joe! Run!"

Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible presidential bid while speaking to the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, D.C. CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns..
CBS News - Published

NY AG subpoenas Deutsche Bank over Trump business dealings

The New York attorney general has opened an inquiry into Trump real estate projects including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
CBS News - Published

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