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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, 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 is also one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.

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The Rolling Thunder motorcycles that descend on Washington, D.C. every Memorial Day weekend made their final ride on Sunday, ending a three decades-old tradition..
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FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — Wayne Rooney converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to give D.C. United to a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday..
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The International Spy Museum in D.C. reopened after undergoing a three-year, $162 million renovation. Errol Barnett reports.
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Today 6:34 AM AP Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott..
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In its most recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that in 2017 there were 720 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in D.C. However,..
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Axios reports that a coalition of more than 75 corporations will be on Capitol Hill this week to lobby for a national price on carbon dioxide emissions. Axios..
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The New York attorney general has opened an inquiry into Trump real estate projects including the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2..
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WASHINGTON -- More Democrats are calling - and more loudly - for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by..
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A new study finds thousands of young lives could be saved, if adults took proper care of their weapons. But right now, only three states and Washington, D.C...
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The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his..
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East,..
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Protests against abortion bans are being held across the country in reaction to new laws passed recently by several Republican-controlled state legislatures...
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WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in..
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "end tension" amid concerns of a possible military conflict between the United States and Iran, the..
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East,..
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By Sarah N. Lynch and David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - Amid growing talk on Capitol Hill of impeaching President Donald Trump, the House of..
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Asian shares wobbled near four-month lows on Tuesday on mounting worries the White House's black-listing of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies could..
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Memo Rodríguez and Tommy McNamara scored a minute apart in the middle of the second half to rally the Houston Dynamo past D.C. United 2-1
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"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley presents our special driven by our love of the automobile, which includes Lee Cowan's story on the search for solutions to..
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The comedian and car enthusiast takes a vintage Ford Model T out for a spin in Washington, D.C., where gentle political humor these days seems similarly..
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