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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 D.C., Washington, 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.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a religious rights dispute brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington against the Washington area..
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Sidewalks and streets in one of Washington's usually busy neighborhoods are nearly empty after DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered residents to stay at home. (April..
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Sheryl Pardo booked a last-minute flight from D.C. to visit her ailing mother in Boston, but she was the only passenger on the plane.
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Washington, D.C. needs an estimated 3,600 hospital beds within the next two weeks as it braces for a coronavirus outbreak, the mayor wrote in a letter to..
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A large beer garden in Washington, D.C. is now where a steady stream of hospitality industry workers line up to get much-needed care packages amid the..
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Cases have been reported in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York has reported the most deaths.
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