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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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The agency has decided to move its headquarters from DC to western Colorado, Gardner, a Colorado Republican, said Monday
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience the rocket launch.
 
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The government of Guatemala said on Sunday that it would postpone President Jimmy Morales' visit to Washington as it waits for the Central American country's top..
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The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
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Born and raised in Washington D.C., Sara Polon spent several years pursuing stand up comedy in New York. But when she tired of the grind, she went back home and..
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Quincy Amarikwa volleyed home Wayne Rooney's free kick in the 86th minute, helping D.C. United tie the 10-man New England Revolution 2-2
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Hundreds of people gathered Friday night for Washington’s “Lights for Liberty” event and vigil, one of more than 700 that were planned worldwide.
 
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The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed..
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Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels to the Iran-backed movement despite ramping up sanctions against its officials.
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Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, has issued subpoenas to the N.R.A. and its large affiliated charity.
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The attorney general for the District of Columbia issued subpoenas on Friday to the National Rifle Association and its charitable foundation seeking financial..
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The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited..
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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, and sources said he may sign an agreement declaring the Central..
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"This is about retaking the democracy from the corrupt corporate power that is determining what happens in Washington, D.C."
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Bowser said that the district's Emergency Planning and Security Fund will be depleted by the end of 2019
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In a letter to Trump, Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city spent about $1.7 million on Trump's "July 4th holiday activities" and subsequent protests.
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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that argued President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by benefiting from his business.
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The decision blocks one of two suits challenging the president over profits at his Washington hotel.
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Boris Johnson threw Britain's ambassador to Washington "under the bus" when he refused to back the envoy in his row with Donald Trump, junior Foreign Office..
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Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the..
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Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the..
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Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the..
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The District of Columbia sued Marriott International Inc on Tuesday, claiming that mandatory resort fees at its hotels are illegal and deceptive, the attorney..
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Attorney General William Barr said he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court..
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Britain's ambassador to Washington remains in post and continues to carry out his duties with Prime Minister Theresa May's full support, her spokesman said on..
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The DC-based judge struck down a requirement that was set to go into effect within hours, on Tuesday
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A month's worth of rain fell in just one hour around the D.C. area during Monday morning's commute. Dozens of drivers were rescued on major highways and local..
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Driving rains flooded parts of Washington, D.C., on Monday, shattering a daily record in just an hour, forcing 15 swift-water rescues from stranded cars and..
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Rainwater poured down the opening of the roof of Virginia Square-GMU Metro station during Monday's downpour.
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This is one of the most severe flood warnings that can be issued by the National Weather Service
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Two-and-a-half years after moving out of the White House, Michelle Obama is talking about her time as first lady and her journey to Washington. The former first..
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Amtrak is stopping train travel on account of severe weather in the Washington, D.C., area Monday morning.
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D.C. Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue said fireworks were set off at Union Station. The fireworks which led some to believe there was an active shooter.
 
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