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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, first President of the United States and 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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Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were last year’s National Hockey League champions.
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President Trump signed a proclamation Monday recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This comes as the AIPAC conference is underway in..
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Congressional Democrats are calling for Attorney General William Barr to release the full findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation. CBS News..
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A political showdown is brewing in Washington over what should happen next, now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed his report. CBS News chief..
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Washington, March 25 (IANS) Pilots from the three American carriers that fly the Boeing 737 MAX planes tested software changes developed by the company to a key..
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Standing beside U.S. President Donald Trump on a crisp afternoon outside the White House in Washington this week, a smiling Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro..
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Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday after Washington's local ally in Syria reported that fighting with..
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Washington's home ballpark will have a plethora of new food options, as well as new features to be more environmentally-friendly.
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Setting aside decades of Middle East policy, US President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted “After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize..
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Hundreds of pages of documents relating to President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen were released. Kevin Cirilli, chief Washington correspondent for..
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A three-judge federal appeals court seemed sympathetic toward President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a lawsuit which claims he is profiting from foreign and..
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Top U.S. and China negotiators are planning new rounds of talks starting next week to end a trade dispute between the two nations, the Wall Street Journal..
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A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on a challenge to President Donald Trump’s ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the..
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By Rich McKay (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico, the..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had provided Congress with a list of projects from the military construction..
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WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters on Monday, an unusual move for a..
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The Supreme Court agreed to decide if life-without-parole sentences for the primary gunman in a series of 2002 D.C.-area murders must be reconsidered.
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Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick and added an assist to help D.C. United beat nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0
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