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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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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Frustrated and angry House lawmakers were rushing back to Washington, taking red-eye flights and driving for hours due to threats that one member could block a..
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Washington DC: United States has now surpassed China in the number of COVID-19 cases around the world, with at least 82,404 people are known to have been..
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Optician Ali Nelson sent the final few orders of eyeglasses to clients last week before her Washington D.C.-based store closed to help prevent the spread of the..
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Washington D.C.'s municipal government ordered all non-essential businesses in the U.S. capital to close for a month starting on Wednesday night due to the..
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The Social Distancing Scoreboard from location data firm Unacast grades all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on the change in average distance traveled.
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From her living room in Washington, D.C., Donna Borak hosts a daily free meditation class for anyone craving connection or seeking to recharge while living in..
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WASHINGTON, March 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. first lady Melania Trump has tested for the coronavirus and the result is negative, President Donald Trump told...
5 days ago • WorldNews
The U.S. had more than 35,200 confirmed cases and 471 deaths across 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as of early Monday.
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A singer in Washington, D.C., got by on multiple gigs. As the coronavirus shut down her city, her smartphone delivered one blow after another.
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