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, 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.
Two shootings in Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair of suspects from.. Reuters - Published
Hong Kong democracy activists spoke to members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, in a bid to win support for a bill that would force Washington to review its relationship with Hong Kong amid months-long..
Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States grappled with yet another mass shooting event on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that background checks on gun purchasers would not have prevented recent..
Attorney General William Barr has booked President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington, DC. And it isn't just one room for himself. According to Business Insider, it was for a $30,000 holiday party with..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared alert and in good spirits on Monday as she made her first public appearance since completing a three-week course..
Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express and Marriott , have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, which promotes the.. Reuters - Published
The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle between the White House and the state's.. Reuters - Published
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth demonstrators Friday in a protest and march outside the White House to demand action by the U.S. government on climate change. (Sept... USATODAY.com - Published
Israel's leader is denying a report claiming his government planted surveillance devices around Washington, D.C., including near the White House. The devices, known as "StingRays" could have been used.. CBS News - Published
Venezuela's ex-military intelligence chief told a Spanish court that Washington was fabricating drug-trafficking charges in its extradition request, throwing into doubt future cooperation with the U.S... Reuters - Published
Ceremonies in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. In New York, family members and first responders returned to ground zero to.. CBS News - Published
Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by U.S... Reuters - Published
Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that.. Reuters - Published
Seven U.S. states and the District of Columbia on Monday sued to block rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would allow brokers to recommend products that benefit them as.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as U.S. President Donald Trump mulls cutting.. Reuters - Published
The federal government is reportedly investigating the e-cigarette giant Juul Labs, as the company faces increasing scrutiny over the rise in youth vaping. Reports say the FTC and attorneys general in.. CBS News - Published
On "The Takeout" podcast this week, Cloud, who plays for the Washington Mystics, tells Major Garrett about how she organized a media blackout in June to protest gun violence in D.C. CBS News - Published
Tasha Cloud, a point guard for the Washington Mystics, joins Major Garrett for "The Takeout." In June she visited a school in the Anacostia neighborhood of D.C. where multiple shootings have occurred.. CBS News - Published
We're taking a closer look at hate crimes in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post reports there were 204 hate crime related attacks in 2018, but only three cases resulted in charges and there have been.. CBS News - Published
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and President Trump signaled they were willing to meet each other, but Iran is demanding that Washington lift sanctions first before any meetings. CBS News State.. CBS News - Published
Attorneys general for 19 states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to block a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain migrant families seeking to.. Reuters - Published
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued on Monday over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention (Aug... USATODAY.com - Published
A coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia, led by California and Massachusetts, said on Monday they will sue the Trump administration to stop a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain.. Reuters - Published
Iran's foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday, as Paris ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move.. Reuters - Published
Iran's foreign minister flew in for side talks at the G7 summit on Sunday as host France ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move that the White.. Reuters - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete.. USATODAY.com - Published
Attorneys general from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will announce on Thursday they are joining forces with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications.. Reuters - Published
A Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly posting threats online to “shoot up” a facility run by Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C., the latest arrest in a nationwide law.. Reuters - Published
Donald Trump returns to Washington today after spending 10 days at his New Jersey golf club. After months of tough trade talk with allies and China, the president now finds himself on the defensive.. CBS News - Published
Mayors across the country are asking Washington to take action on gun control. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz sat down with four mayors, from different political parties, whose cities have been shaken by gun.. CBS News - Published
So-called "red flag" laws allow courts to confiscate weapons from people found to be at risk of harming themselves or others. Currently, 17 states and the District of Columbia have passed such.. CBS News - Published
South Korean President Moon Jae-in tapped a seasoned former diplomat as his new ambassador to Washington on Friday as South Korea steps up efforts to connect with the Trump administration on issues.. Reuters - Published