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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; D.C.; 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.


Priebus: Presidents not impeached for acting "inappropriately"

President Trump's first chief of staff spoke to "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell and chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett on Day 1 of the public impeachment hearings
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Amanda Knox and Lorena Bobbitt 'have a startling number of things in common'

Knox invited Gallo on-stage at Death Becomes Us, a true-crime podcast festival in Washington D.C., Sunday to talk about their shared experiences.
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Videos for Washington, D.C.

Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension [Video]Watch: Erdogan visits Trump after US-Turkey diplomatic tension

US president Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.View on euronews

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NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation [Video]NBA star Enes Kanter appears on Capitol Hill in support of Turkish human rights legislation

Turkish NBA Star Enes Kanter is teaming up with U.S. legislators to help advance human rights in his home country

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Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against Trump In Tax Return Legal Kerfuffle [Video]Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against Trump In Tax Return Legal Kerfuffle

House Democrats got one step closer on Monday to having a look at President Donald Trump's tax returns. Trump now can't prevent House Democrats from taking advantage of a recently passed New York law...

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Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping [Video]Jane Fonda Swears Off Shopping

The “Grace and Frankie” actor announced Friday in Washington, D.C., that she is going to try to stop purchasing clothing in the near future, for environmental reasons. Fonda said to the crowd..

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Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama [Video]Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama

A video shared on social media by an attendee shows crowds cheering and a "Four more years!" chant can be heard as President Donald Trump attends a University of Alabama versus Louisiana State football..

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Jane Fonda Talks Her Night in Jail After Fourth Arrest in D.C. | THR News [Video]Jane Fonda Talks Her Night in Jail After Fourth Arrest in D.C. | THR News

Hollywood, get off your keisters and join Jane Fonda in Washington.

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President Trump honors World Series champs at the White House [Video]President Trump honors World Series champs at the White House

The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in a best of seven series to become the first Washington team to take the championship since 1924

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Trump Gets Booed At UFC Fight [Video]Trump Gets Booed At UFC Fight

President Donald Trump went to a UFC match in New York City. The president was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers when he arrived. He attended the vent with his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and some..

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Nationals cap off their World Series winning season with rally in DC [Video]Nationals cap off their World Series winning season with rally in DC

Washington Nationals thank fans at rally to celebrate their first World Series victory

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Bus driver goes Nats as Washington win the World Series [Video]Bus driver goes Nats as Washington win the World Series

Eyewitness footage of bus driver celebrating with members of the public after Washington Nationals win the World Series. Video credit: TWITTER/@VICCI82

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Nationals beat long odds to win World Series [Video]Nationals beat long odds to win World Series

The Washington Nationals stunned the Houston Astros 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game Seven on Wednesday to secure their maiden Major League Baseball World Series title in a Fall Classic unlike any other...

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Baseball fans boo Trump at World Series [Video]Baseball fans boo Trump at World Series

U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and a smattering of chants of "Lock him up!" when he appeared on screen at the World Series in Washington on Sunday, even as he celebrated one of the..

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World Series fans greet Trump with cheers and boos [Video]World Series fans greet Trump with cheers and boos

U.S. President Donald Trump attended Game 5 of the World Series Sunday (October 27) to see the hometown Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros. (Rough cut - no reporter narration)

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Nationals fans excited as World Series returns to D.C. for first time since 1933 [Video]Nationals fans excited as World Series returns to D.C. for first time since 1933

Nationals fans excited as World Series returns to Washington, D.C. for first time since 1933

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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school [Video]Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

American tech giant's CEO Jeff Bezos meets with high school students as part the company's initiative to fund computer science. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Pence says Space Force will 'soon' be reality [Video]Pence says Space Force will 'soon' be reality

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence kicks off the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. telling participants that 'soon' the U.S. will launch the 6th branch of the armed forces and..

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Jane Fonda arrested again in Washington DC at climate change protest [Video]Jane Fonda arrested again in Washington DC at climate change protest

Jane Fonda is picking up where she left off in civil disobedience nearly a half-century ago. But there's one thing that's changed: that step up into the police van is tougher at age 81.

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Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden [Video]Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump will become 'more erratic' as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry in the House of..

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Kanye makes surprise appearance at Howard University [Video]Kanye makes surprise appearance at Howard University

Musician Kanye West and his reality TV star Kim Kardashian made an impromptu visit at Howard University's homecoming Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. when the rapper brought his worship-style..

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UAE 'trying' to silence Al Jazeera [Video]UAE 'trying' to silence Al Jazeera

The UAE is reportedly running a lobbying campaign in Washington, DC, using a law firm to influence people working for members of the US Congress.

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Immigrant activists shout McAleenan off stage [Video]Immigrant activists shout McAleenan off stage

The chants of pro-immigrant activists disrupted acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan's address at a conference hosted by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington,..

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Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden [Video]Pence defends Trump's call for foreign nations to probe Biden

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his boss' calls for Ukraine and China to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Warren Proposes Strict New Lobbying Tax [Video]Warren Proposes Strict New Lobbying Tax

According to Politico, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to stomp out "excessive lobbying" in Washington D.C. On Wednesday she proposed a stringent new tax on “excessive..

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Climate change activists return to D.C. streets [Video]Climate change activists return to D.C. streets

Protesters demanding action to fight climate change marched past Trump International Hotel and shut down streets of downtown Washington during Friday's morning commute, to coincide with the U.N...

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Trump Organization to put D.C. hotel up for sale after ethics questions

President Donald Trump's controversial namesake hotel in Washington, D.C. — just a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House — is for sale with an asking price of as much as $500..
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Trump's D.C. hotel may go up for sale

With President Trump facing legal questions over his profiting from business while in office, there are signs that the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., which has become a go-to destination..
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Nikole Killion

CBS News Correspondent, Washington D.C.
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Conway weighs in on Women's March on Washington

Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Trump, offered up criticisms of Saturday's packed march for women's rights in Washington -- an event she said included unnecessary "profanity-laced vulgar..
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Full interview: Bernie Sanders, January 22

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, weighs in on the Women's March on Washington and challenges President Trump to stand by his campaign promise to keep Medicare and Medicaid. The full interview aired on..
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Ambassador Nikki Haley calls Russia investigation "D.C. chatter"

Ambassador Nikki Haley says while she does not want any country to interfere with U.S. elections, none of her fellow ambassadors from other countries "are talking about D.C. chatter."
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Governors promote bipartisanship to fix health care

Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, and Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, discuss how their states are finding solutions to the many problems they face despite Washington partisanship.
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Extended interview: Sen. Tim Kaine on "Face the Nation"

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, sits down with John Dickerson, CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and anchor of "Face the Nation."
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A look back at over half a century of "Face the Nation" sets

"Face the Nation" this Sunday will debut a new studio in the new CBS News Washington bureau. We took a look back at the various designs of the last "Face the Nation" set, after over half a century in..
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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel defends Trump immigration ad

The head of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, joins John Dickerson from the RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C., and defends President Trump’s messaging on immigration.
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'Just trying to have some fun': Nationals' Kurt Suzuki explains wearing MAGA hat at White House visit

Trump called Suzuki to the podium during the ceremony and the Washington catcher put on the red hat.
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Turkey's Erdogan may call off U.S. trip after Congress votes: officials

President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek..
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Trump booed at UFC event in New York City

Trump was booed earlier this week​ at the World Series in Washington, D.C.
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Thousands of fans turn for Nationals' World Series parade

Thousands turned out to cheer the Washington Nationals in D.C on Saturday after their first-ever World Series win. The Nationals have also accepted an invitation to visit the White House on Monday.
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Washington Nationals' World Series parade in D.C.: Follow along for updates and highlights

On Saturday, the Washington Nationals celebrated their 2019 World Series title with a parade through the streets of downtown Washington, D.C.
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Nationals celebrate World Series championship in D.C.

After 95 years, the city of Washington D.C. celebrates a World Series championship.
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This week's impeachment inquiry highlights

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe join CBSN to recap the recent developments in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
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Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener arrested during climate change protest in DC

Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener have been arrested in Washington, D.C. at a climate change protest Friday.
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Washington Nationals fans get political in Best of Late Night

Even a sports victory in Washington D.C., can't steer clear of partisanship. See what happened from the late-night comics.
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Calendar: Week of November 27

From Grammy nominations to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
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David Hogg's March For Our Lives video diary

David Hogg, a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and a survivor of last month's school shooting, describes the experience of appearing at the March For Our..
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The listener: The stories of Craigslist Confessional

Washington, D.C. lawyer Helena Bala experienced an unusual sense of connection and fulfillment five years ago when she saw a homeless man, with whom she stopped and shared a sandwich and a..
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From 2000: Mementos at the Wall

It is among America's most visited and most poignant sites: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. From the day it was dedicated in 1982, "The Wall" has touched people so profoundly that a..
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How the first Americans became iconic symbols

Ever since the United States was founded, the names and images of Native Americans – the first Americans – have served as the iconic symbols, brand names and mascots found on consumer goods and..
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Georg Baselitz: Turning the art world upside-down

Inverted paintings are the long-time trademark of German-born artist Georg Baselitz, who at 80 is the subject of a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Serena Altschul reports.
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Titanic: The untold story

In 1985 a top-secret Cold War search for two missing Navy submarines in the Atlantic would lead to discovering the final resting place of RMS Titanic, the luxury liner that sunk on April 15, 1912, with..
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State of emergency: Norman Ornstein on Trump's border wall

Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor for the Atlantic, says that if President Donald Trump can succeed with his..
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The folk art of Bill Traylor

Born into slavery around 1853 in rural Alabama, Bill Traylor worked as a sharecropper for nearly five decades after the Civil War and Emancipation. But in his 80s, without work and homeless in..
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Jay Leno in the driver's seat

Traffic during rush hour in Washington, D.C., is among the worst in the nation – so lethargic that even a venerable Ford Model T, driven by comedian and car aficionado Jay Leno, would have to slow..
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Lest We Forget

Morley Safer looks back at the controversy surrounding the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and meets its young designer, Maya Lin. Then, Safer checks in with Lin and one of her design's..
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Nationals' World Series win unites D.C.

The Washington Nationals are celebrating their World Series win. The team's road to victory was something that all of Washington. D.C. could unite around. Bob Schieffer explains.
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Washington Nationals unite D.C. with World Series win

As the team started winning, the whole town went crazy
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Washington Nationals bring a title back to D.C.

For the first time in 95 years, the city of Washington, D.C. is celebrating a World Series victory. David Samson, a CBS Sports MLB analyst and former president of the Miami Marlins, spoke to CBSN's..
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Washington, DC fans celebrate World Series win

Fans celebrated in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals defated the Houston Astros, 6-2 in Houston to win the 7th game of the 2019 World Series. The win gives the Nationals..
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D.C. bus driver goes nuts after Nationals win World Series

A D.C. bus driver dances with fans after the Washington Nationals win MLB's World Series.
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Nationals' Cinderella story ends with first World Series championship to national's capital since 1924

In a stunner, the Nationals brought the World Series trophy to Washington, D.C. for the first time since 1924 after beating the Astros in Game 7.
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From the "60 Minutes" archives: Opera star Denyce Graves

In 1996, Morley Safer interviewed Graves, an opera singer who went from D.C.'s inner city to the world's best stages.
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Why it's never to early to teach children about consent

The American Progress Center finds that of the 24 states and DC that mandate sex education in public schools, only a handful address consent and healthy relationships. Director of the Women and Gender..
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What is the White House hoping for from tonight's State of the Union?

CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid joins CBSN to break down what the White House is hoping for from President Trump's State of the Union address.
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Boeing CEO faces victims' families in second day of Capitol Hill testimony

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday faced a second straight day of congressional questioning about the company's 737 Max planes -- two of which crashed, killing 346 people. He also acknowledged..
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How Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns paved the way for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

A new book is tracing the political history of the American left that brought us into the age of debates over Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief of the Intercept,..
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Nancy Pelosi launches formal impeachment inquiry, Trump responds to announcement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, CBSN legal contributor Keir Dougall and CBSN..
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World Series fans chant "Lock him up!" at Trump

President Trump was greeted by boos and jeers at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, D.C. At the end of the third inning, following a salute to U.S. service members that met with cheers in the..
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US-China trade war worries tourism industry

Washington DC’s tourism marketing agency stays optimistic about Chinese tourism to the U.S., despite a still-raging trade war that prompted some tourists to opt to travel elsewhere. (Oct. 28)
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Dave Chappelle receives Mark Twain Prize in Washington D.C.

Dave Chappelle received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington D.C., and stars came out to celebrate.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 10/27

This week "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Martha Teichner's cover story about our fascination with Tyrannosaurus Rex, king of the dinosaurs. Plus: Faith Salie checks out the gargoyles..
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The art of gargoyles

Grimacing, gaping, grinning, mischievous creatures perched close to Heaven, they invite us, dare us, to raise our gaze. Faith Salie gets an up-close look at the gargoyles and grotesques that decorate..
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Gargoyles and grotesques get their closeup

The mischievous creatures that decorate the upper reaches of the National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C., range from the menacing (Medusa, Darth Vader) to the cheeky (a crooked politician)
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