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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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Washington D.C. joined dozens of cities in declaring a weather-related emergency ahead of record-breaking temperatures expected throughout the weekend. Cities in..
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Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet Trump at his Oval Office on Monday, the first by a Pakistani leader in nearly four years, the last one being that..
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Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to meet Trump at his Oval Office on Monday, the first by a Pakistani leader in nearly four years, the last one being that..
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Trump claimed to reporters in the Oval Office the following day that he was not pleased by the taunts and attempted to cut them short. WASHINGTON: Former first..
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Half of the United States was dealing with a massive heatwave stretching from the Midwest through the East Coast on Friday and into Saturday as temperatures..
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A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit..
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A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit..
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Record hot temperatures are likely, says National Weather Service. Heat index is forecast to surge past 100 degrees and near the 110s in many areas.
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WASHINGTON — The United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of...
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Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started..
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The nation’s capital is among the places bracing for triple-digit heat. On Saturday, the temperature in Washington D.C. is expected to feel like 113 degrees,..
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President Trump is preparing to hold a 2020 reelection rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday night. He won the state by just 3 points in 2016. Brian..
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Google has finally said its controversial project to build a censored search engine for China has been "terminated". Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee..
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CBS News' Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the battle between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen known..
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Donald Trump declined to criticise Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington..
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An upcoming heat wave could lead to power outages in the central and eastern U.S., including major metropolitan areas, experts say.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth..
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The agency has decided to move its headquarters from DC to western Colorado, Gardner, a Colorado Republican, said Monday
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WASHINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The White House formally nominated Mark Esper as the secretary of defense on Monday as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post..
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience the rocket launch.
 
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The government of Guatemala said on Sunday that it would postpone President Jimmy Morales' visit to Washington as it waits for the Central American country's top..
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The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
 
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Born and raised in Washington D.C., Sara Polon spent several years pursuing stand up comedy in New York. But when she tired of the grind, she went back home and..
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Quincy Amarikwa volleyed home Wayne Rooney's free kick in the 86th minute, helping D.C. United tie the 10-man New England Revolution 2-2
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Hundreds of people gathered Friday night for Washington’s “Lights for Liberty” event and vigil, one of more than 700 that were planned worldwide.
 
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The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed..
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Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels to the Iran-backed movement despite ramping up sanctions against its officials.
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Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, has issued subpoenas to the N.R.A. and its large affiliated charity.
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The attorney general for the District of Columbia issued subpoenas on Friday to the National Rifle Association and its charitable foundation seeking financial..
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LONDON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said British diplomats should keep speaking "without fear" after Britain's Ambassador to..
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The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited..
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A scheduled speech at a Washington think tank by the former United States general consul to Hong Kong has been postponed on the orders of the U.S. State..
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