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.
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 CBS News - Published
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...
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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,..
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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." CBS News - Published
"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.. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. USATODAY.com - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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,.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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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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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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) CBS News - Published