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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 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.

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In just hours, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. will say goodbye to Bei Bei, as the adorable 4-year-old panda cub departs for China. (Nov...
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Red Flag gun laws allow temporary confiscation of firearms if a gun owner displays dangerous or threatening behavior. The laws have been adopted in 17 states and..
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Red Flag gun laws allow temporary confiscation of firearms if a gun owner displays dangerous or threatening behavior. The laws have been adopted in 17 states and..
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A new book from an anonymous author, described only as "a senior Trump administration official," tells of a White House in chaos led by a president characterized..
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On November 17, 1800, the United States Congress met for the very first time in the as-yet-unfinished Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin joined CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett to talk about impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, his role on..
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After Thursday's school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, Washington faces renewed questions about national progress on gun control
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The CDC reports 2,172 vape-related lung injury cases in 49 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 42 vape-related deaths.
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An alleged serial rapist who assaulted 10 women, killing one of them, in Washington, D.C., and Maryland was arrested, authorities said Thursday.
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Highlights of this day in history: Sherman begins 'March to the Sea' in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters..
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Lawmakers are responding to the first day of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major..
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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..
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As the House held the first public hearings in the impeachment probe, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus joined CBS News to discuss the inquiry. He..
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Knox invited Gallo on-stage at Death Becomes Us, a true-crime podcast festival in Washington D.C., Sunday to talk about their shared experiences.
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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..
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With President Trump facing legal questions over his profiting from business while in office, there are signs that the Trump International Hotel in Washington..
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