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Washington, D.C.

Capital of the United States

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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, 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.

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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..
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle..
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Wyoming has two senators and over 1.3 million cattle. DC has no senators, three cows and many more people. How is this fair? It's time for statehood.
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Brad Pitt brought "Ad Astra" to Washington, DC Monday night and opened up about everything from NASA dreams to his 'Friends' flub.
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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...
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Israel's leader is denying a report claiming his government planted surveillance devices around Washington, D.C., including near the White House. The devices,..
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Sorrentino's castmates recently tried to "free Sitch" early by going to lawmakers in Washington, D.C
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Venezuela's ex-military intelligence chief told a Spanish court that Washington was fabricating drug-trafficking charges in its extradition request, throwing..
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