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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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Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy

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

Parents push for new gun storage law after son's death

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..
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Videos for Washington, D.C.

U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran [Video]U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran

Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. Zachary Goelman..

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U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran [Video]U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran

American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command said. Yahaira Jacquez..

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China says Liu He will still attend trade talks [Video]China says Liu He will still attend trade talks

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..

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Tiger Woods awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom [Video]Tiger Woods awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump, golf fan and owner of many courses, ordered up the ceremony immediately after Woods won the Masters

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Tiger Woods Receives Standing Ovation After President Trump Awards Him Medal Of Freedom [Video]Tiger Woods Receives Standing Ovation After President Trump Awards Him Medal Of Freedom

President Donald Trump gives professional golfer Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House May 06, 2019 in..

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Trump Escalates Simmering Trade Dispute With China [Video]Trump Escalates Simmering Trade Dispute With China

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump escalated a simmering trade dispute with China over the weekend, leading global equity markets into decline. On May 6th, markets around the world hit a..

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China still preparing to go for trade talks after Trump cranks up pressure [Video]China still preparing to go for trade talks after Trump cranks up pressure

As global markets took a nose dive, Beijing says its delegation is preparing to go to the United States for trade talks after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would raise tariffs on $200 billion..

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Trump Meets With Taiwanese Presidential Candidate Terry Gou [Video]Trump Meets With Taiwanese Presidential Candidate Terry Gou

Taiwanese presidential hopeful Terry Gou recently met President Donald Trump. The White House said Trump met with him at the White House in Washington. According to CNN, Trump gave Gou some advice:..

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Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks [Video]Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks

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..

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Maduro's 'time is over': Vecchio [Video]Maduro's 'time is over': Vecchio

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..

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Mnuchin hopes for Mnuchin hopes for "substantial progress" in China trade talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that he hopes to make "substantial progress" with Chinese negotiators in the next two rounds of trade talks. No reporter narration.

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Is Joe Biden Ready For The Challenges Of A 2020 Campaign? [Video]Is Joe Biden Ready For The Challenges Of A 2020 Campaign?

According to Politico, many in the Democratic party don’t think the 76-year-old Joe Biden is ready for the rigors of a modern presidential campaign, or even the demands of a party transformed...

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Former U.S. Senator Lugar Dies At 87 [Video]Former U.S. Senator Lugar Dies At 87

Centrist Republican Richard Lugar died on Sunday at age 87 reports Reuters. He championed nuclear nonproliferation during his 36 years in the U.S. Senate. The Lugar Center, a Washington-based..

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Trump's pick for Fed, Stephen Moore, says he's the victim of a 'smear campaign' [Video]Trump's pick for Fed, Stephen Moore, says he's the victim of a 'smear campaign'

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s..

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D.C. bicyclists mourn road deaths, demand action [Video]D.C. bicyclists mourn road deaths, demand action

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..

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Trump Demands Americans Get Measles Vaccinations [Video]Trump Demands Americans Get Measles Vaccinations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to protect themselves with the measles vaccination as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease in the United..

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Russian agent Butina sentenced to 18 months in U.S. prison [Video]Russian agent Butina sentenced to 18 months in U.S. prison

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..

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The Craziest Conspiracy Theories About First Lady Melania Trump [Video]The Craziest Conspiracy Theories About First Lady Melania Trump

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..

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Biden Swears Off Lobbyists’ Money, K Street Likes Him Anyway [Video]Biden Swears Off Lobbyists’ Money, K Street Likes Him Anyway

When Joe Biden ran for president in 2008, his campaign raked in checks from Washington lobbyists as well as PACs affiliated with corporations such as Bank of America, eBay and T-Mobile. This time..

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Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts [Video]Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Alex Arrow, the father of fifth-grade Washington, D.C. student Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa who was killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, says his son had a brilliant mind and "was going to do great..

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Could Democrats Try To Impeach Trump? [Video]Could Democrats Try To Impeach Trump?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations..

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Could Democrats Impeach Trump? [Video]Could Democrats Impeach Trump?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to pursue the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own..

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Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig [Video]Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig

Politico reports former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12th. He's being charged with lying and concealing information from the Justice Departments about his work for..

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Nancy Pelosi Won't Discuss Trump Impeachment [Video]Nancy Pelosi Won't Discuss Trump Impeachment

FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. House of Representatives..

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Archbishop Gregory installed in Washington, DC

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 sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions: PM

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

New abortion bans spark protests across the country

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

Dynamo rally with consecutive goals to beat DC United 2-1

Memo Rodríguez and Tommy McNamara scored a minute apart in the middle of the second half to rally the Houston Dynamo past D.C. United 2-1
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"No Exit!" A "CBS Sunday Morning" special

"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

In the slow lane with Jay Leno

The comedian and car enthusiast takes a vintage Ford Model T out for a spin in Washington, D.C., where gentle political humor these days seems similarly antiquated
CBS News - Published

Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

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

Guaidó Officials Rally at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington as a Stalemate Ends

The police arrested activists who had occupied the embassy since April, allowing diplomats representing the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó into the building.
NYTimes.com - Published

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy

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

Activists arrested in Venezuelan embassy in Washington after a monthlong occupation

Activists have occupied the Venezuelan Embassy for the past month. This morning, law enforcement personnel arrested the activists.
USATODAY.com - Published

Open up U.S. market, EU says in riposte to Pentagon threat

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

Polish leader to visit Trump in June: White House

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

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran

Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran.
Reuters - Published

"My revenge was success": Female fire battalion chiefs inspire others

When Kishia Clemencia and Queen Anunay joined the fire department in Washington, D.C., only 35 out of more than 1,500 firefighters were women
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories May 14 A

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

Activists refuse to leave Venezuelan embassy in DC

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

Revamped International Spy Museum pulls back veil on lives of spies

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

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