Washington, D.C.

Capital of the United States

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. 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. Located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, the city is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with more than 20 million visitors annually.

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Retired airline captain John Cox answers your questions, from flying altitudes to the easiest airport to operatie in and out of in Washington, D.C.
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The funeral and burial will mark the end of a series of events that have honored John Lewis in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Alabama.
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Tensions between China and the Western democracies over China's crackdown in Hong Kong, COVID-19 and claims regarding the South China Sea dominated discussions..
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The nonprofit Protect Democracy filed the lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of several individual protesters and groups.
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President Donald Trump greeted a former marine and Vietnam veteran, who walked from Stokesdale, North Carolina to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the..
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