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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 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.


A massive iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., just broke off of the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica

The Pine Island glacier "is one of the fastest-retreating glaciers in Antarctica," according to NASA. One scientist calls it "unsettling."
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Masked white nationalists march in Washington with police escort

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.
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Videos for Washington, D.C.

XFL football set to return nearly two decades after folding [Video]XFL football set to return nearly two decades after folding

XFL football ready to kickoff off first season in nearly two decades in Washington, DC and hoping for better results second time around

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Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game [Video]Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game

Alex Ovechkin wears number 24 jersey before Capitals game to honor late Kobe Bryant

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'Call the witnesses': Parnas in D.C. [Video]'Call the witnesses': Parnas in D.C.

Longtime Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas arrived in Washington D.C. after reportedly being invited by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to attend Trump's impeachment trial. His request to..

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U.S. increases virus screening to 20 airports -CDC [Video]U.S. increases virus screening to 20 airports -CDC

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, told reporters on Tuesday that "based on the evolving information from China" on the coronavirus, the CDC has "decided..

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DeVos Comments On Abortion Cause Controversy [Video]DeVos Comments On Abortion Cause Controversy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration. She has rolled back protections for students facing massive education debt. She's reduced..

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Trump To Attend March For Life [Video]Trump To Attend March For Life

President Donald Trump will attend the March For Life, and anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C. According to Business Insider, it will be the first time a sitting president attend the match. Trump..

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Buttigieg predicts 'historic finish' in Iowa [Video]Buttigieg predicts 'historic finish' in Iowa

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a mayors' conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday said that he was "days away" from reaching a "historic finish" in the Iowa caucuses.

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Bezos' Lavish Properties: Seattle Estate And NYC Apartments [Video]Bezos' Lavish Properties: Seattle Estate And NYC Apartments

David Ryder/Getty Images Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has amassed a massive real-estate portfolio across the US. Last year, he dropped about $80 million for three adjacent New York City..

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Trump impeachment trial begins in Washington D.C. [Video]Trump impeachment trial begins in Washington D.C.

Four days of opening arguments await as the impeachment trial against Donald Trump formally begins in Washington D.C. Senate rules say the trial must proceed six days a week - all but Sunday - until it..

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Women's March protesters pledge to oust Trump [Video]Women's March protesters pledge to oust Trump

Thousands of demonstrators gathered for the Women's March on Washington around the U.S., vowing to get President Donald Trump voted out of office in 2020. Roger Fortuna has more.

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Women's March protestors pledge to oust Trump [Video]Women's March protestors pledge to oust Trump

Thousands of demonstrators gathered for the Women's March on Washington around the U.S., vowing to get President Donald Trump voted out of office in 2020. Roger Fortuna has more.

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Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate [Video]Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the Trump impeachment articles at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday that were then formally delivered to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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Schumer fears China's Xi 'laughing at us' over trade deal [Video]Schumer fears China's Xi 'laughing at us' over trade deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday doubled down on his rejection of Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade deal, saying President Donald Trump should "throw it away and take China back to the..

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House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial [Video]House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial


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Celebs mourn Australia, call for peace not war in D.C. [Video]Celebs mourn Australia, call for peace not war in D.C.

Inspired by youth climate action around the world and despite her earlier arrest, actress Jane Fonda called for peace not war in her latest "Fire Drill Friday" protest in Washington, D.C. on Friday,..

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Putin thanks Trump for thwarting New Year attacks [Video]Putin thanks Trump for thwarting New Year attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the potential for arms control in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said. Roger Fortuna..

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Bruce Allen fired from Washington Redskins after decade as president [Video]Bruce Allen fired from Washington Redskins after decade as president

The owner of the Washington Redskins on Monday (December 30) announced that Bruce Allen had been fired as president of the football franchise after a difficult decade. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Lily Tomlin arrested at Jane Fonda's latest protest [Video]Lily Tomlin arrested at Jane Fonda's latest protest

Lily Tomlin was apparently arrested during a protest in Washington, D.C.?She became the latest celebrity to be taken into custody for participating in her Grace and Frankie co-star Jane Fonda’s..

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Illinoisans To Greet 2020 On A High [Video]Illinoisans To Greet 2020 On A High

Many pot-smoking adults in Illinois will ring in the new year on a high note. That's when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in the state on January 1st. Many businesses in the city's North Side..

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Bayard Rustin, Gay Civil Rights Leader, Is Pardoned in California

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.
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Trump White House to welcome Venezuela opposition leader Wednesday

The White House in Washington said on Wednesday it will welcome Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to visit U.S. President Donald Trump, the day after Trump used a national address to support..
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China says U.S. should not overreact on coronavirus outbreak

China's foreign ministry reiterated on Tuesday the United States should refrain from overreacting on the coronavirus outbreak and called on Washington to work with Beijing and the international..
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Warren, Sanders and Klobuchar will return to the Capitol on Iowa caucus day.

The senators will return to Washington on Monday, taking them off the campaign trail in Iowa in the final hours before the caucuses.
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Fourteen U.S. states sue EPA for 'gutting' chemical plant safety protections

Fourteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to fight what they called the Trump administration's effort to gut rules meant to improve safety at..
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Parnas in DC to show support for 'fair trial'

An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is awaiting trial on charges that he made illegal campaign contributions arrived in Washington and said he wants to support "a fair trial" in the Senate's impeachment..
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PE teacher instructs students to yell 'Kobe!' when taking a shot

A physical education teacher in Washington D.C. taught his students to yell "Kobe!" while taking a shot.
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Trump meeting lends PR boost to political rival of Israel's Netanyahu

A Washington visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a long-awaited Middle East peace plan lent a surprise boost on Monday to his main political rival, who secured a separate..
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Klobuchar prepares to ‘turn into a pumpkin’ and return to Washington.

During one of several campaign stops in Iowa before leaving for the impeachment trial, Amy Klobuchar focused on health care and drug prices.
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Buttigieg suggests it would be too risky to nominate Sanders.

“We cannot run the risk of trying to defeat this president with the same Washington political warfare mentality that brought us to this point,” he said.
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Sanders ponders what could have been.

“A few weeks ago, I would not have told you that I would be spending the last week of the campaign in Washington, D.C.,” he said.
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Trump addresses anti-abortion March for Life rally

President Donald Trump called it his "profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. (Jan. 24)  
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March for Life expected to draw thousands as Trump becomes first president to attend

Tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected Friday at the March for Life rally in D.C., where President Trump will address the crowd
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U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D-printed guns

Twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block what they called its latest effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3-D printers to be..
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Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday

Uber Technologies Inc will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future..
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Netanyahu, his rival to meet Trump on Mideast peace next week: Pence

U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House Middle East peace plan, Vice..
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Israel's Netanyahu, rival Gantz to visit Washington, White House says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement on Thursday, and a source familiar with the situation said U.S. officials would most..
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Toxic 'forever chemicals' found in drinking water throughout US

The report found that 20 cities and regions nationwide — including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Miami and Louisville — contained high PFAS levels.
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Trump, back in Washington, attacks Democrats and their impeachment arguments.

It is not clear how much of the trial the president has watched live.
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DC Auto Show 2020: Kia, Toyota, Honda take home best overall value awards

Washington, D.C.'s 2020 Auto Show will host the awards for the U.S. News & World Report's list of best cars for the money.
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Local Prosecutor in Washington Sues Trump Inaugural Committee

The attorney general for the District of Columbia said in a civil suit that the president’s inaugural committee overpaid to rent space in the Trump hotel in Washington,
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DC attorney general sues Trump inaugural committee, businesses over $1 million spent at Trump hotel

D.C.'s Attorney General Karl Racine says Trump's inaugural committee misused funds when overpaying for event space at Trump's hotel.
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Saudi Arabia asks Washington to remove Sudan from terrorism list: TV

Saudi Arabia has asked the United States to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, Saudi state TV said on Wednesday, citing Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul..
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Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban

Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal..
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As impeachment trial starts, senator-jurors running for president get creative

The Iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away, and several Senators are stuck in Washington D.C. for a Senate impeachment trial.
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DC Protesters 'rise up' as part of Women's March

Demonstrators marched behind "Rise Up" banner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday as part of the Women's March rallies nationwide. (Jan. 18)  
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Democratic Attorneys General Sue to Block Trump Food Stamp Cuts

Fourteen states, New York City and the District of Columbia asked the courts to block the Trump administration from imposing tougher work requirements on food stamp recipients.
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Building under renovation caught on camera collapsing narrowly missing people walking by

A building under renovation in a Washington D.C. neighborhood collapsed covering the sidewalk in rubble.
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Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C. and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most.
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Chris Christie sits in as Supreme Court considers whether Bridgegate was actually a crime

"I'm glad he's paying attention," Bridget Anne Kelly said of Christie's decision to come to Washington.
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Jane Fonda brings stars for last DC climate rally

Jane Fonda returned to Washington, DC for her final Fire Drill Friday in the nation's capital. She brought along famous friends including Joaquin Phoenix, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen and Amber..
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Joaquin Phoenix, fresh off Golden Globes win, arrested at Jane Fonda's climate change protest

Joaquin Phoenix was arrested at Jane Fonda's latest Fire Drill Friday climate change march in Washington D.C.
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'It sounded like a bomb': Helicopter crashes into man's yard, killing pilot and passenger

A helicopter traveling from Washington, D.C., crash landed in Mike Brion's yard moments after he put his daughters to bed.
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DC school apologizes after black fifth-grader told to play slave in class project

Another black student was told to drink from a "segregated" water fountain. Principal Carrie Broquard later apologized in a letter to parents.  
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John Lewis, Congressman and Civil Rights Icon, Has Pancreatic Cancer

Mr. Lewis said he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but would return to Washington to continue work and begin treatment.
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Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Rep. John Lewis, who helped organize the March on Washington in 1963, asked for prayers in his statement and said he has a "fighting chance".
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Jane Fonda rings in 82nd birthday with 5th arrest at climate change protest

The Oscar winner, who turns 82 on Saturday, was arrested for a fifth time in Washington, D.C. Friday as part of her ongoing climate change march.
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Eastern States Introduce a Plan to Cap Tailpipe Pollution

Twelve states and the District of Columbia released a draft plan for an ambitious cap-and-trade program to curb planet-warming emissions on the region’s roads.
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'Mixed bag of glop' prompts weather alerts for 25 million Americans, threatens commutes from Missouri to DC

Some areas could see a foot of snow, others could just see ice, snow or rain – or a "mixed bag of glop," forecasters said.
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Republican women launch 'Conservative Squad' to take on AOC, progressives in D.C.

Four Republican women running for Congress have launched the Conservative Squad, aimed at taking on progressives in D.C.  
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Amid Impeachment Drama, a Bipartisan Celebration of the Arts

Lawmakers and artists alike came together to pay tribute to the winners of the Kennedy Center Honors during a fraught time in Washington.
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We went to the world's largest Christmas maze. Here are 3 things we loved and 3 we disliked

Enchant Christmas, which touts itself as the largest Christmas light maze in the world, came to Washington, D.C. It's also in Florida and Seattle.
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Capitol Christmas tree gets lit in Washington

A tree from the Land of Enchantment better known as New Mexico, is this years Christmas centerpiece in front of the Capitol. (Dec. 4)  
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NATO allies just want the United States to subsidize European defense

Reform NATO. China is our foremost adversary, not Russia, writes Jordan Schachtel, an investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C.
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Sushi, salad recall: Products pulled from Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens due to listeria

Ready-to-eat salads, sushi and spring rolls produced by Fuji Food Products, Inc. are part of a voluntary recall at stores in 31 states and D.C.
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"CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" moves to Washington, D.C.

"CBS Evening News" will be the only network evening news broadcast based from the nation's capital.
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How Trump stealthily went from Mar-a-Lago to Afghanistan

Air Force One, the plane President Donald Trump took from Washington, D.C., to Florida Tuesday evening, remained parked on the tarmac in Florida
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