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Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital; the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State, to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, which is often shortened to Washington.

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By Lisandra Paraguassu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the CIA on Monday as he sought support from the Trump administration for..
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to..
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By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday that Europe was concerned about the United States' long-term..
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By Lisandra Paraguassu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the CIA on Monday as he sought support from the Trump administration for..
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat..
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Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies..
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Former President George W. Bush, a vocal Republican supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, urged lawmakers in Washington to support "just" and "fair"..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area..
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters on Monday, an unusual move for a foreign head of state that was not on..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White..
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Intelligence director James Clapper says Tehran still has not decided whether to pursue militarization of nuclear program By Associated Press. March 12, 2013..
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton has not ruled out that Turkey is a “foe” of the United States, blasting Ankara for maintaining a “very bad”..
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Democratic candidate says other issues matter, but America cannot afford to have another leader who does not have climate change as their top priority There are..
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Washington: According to a recent study, improvements in memory were noted in obese older women who took three times the recommended dose of Vitamin D. However,..
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) will meet this week in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen here at a Middle East peace..
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On his first visit, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with his American counterpart Donald Trump to strengthen military..
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Amazon.com Inc's planned second headquarters in northern Virginia cleared a key test on Saturday when local officials approved a proposed financial package worth..
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WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - Brazil is considering granting an import quota of 750,000 tonnes of U.S. wheat per year without tariffs in exchange for other..
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Seven years ago, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Since then, that list of states and the size of the market,..
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Alaska Airlines became the first commercial carrier in decades to fly from Everett, Washington on Monday. United will join them this summer, giving Seattle..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not..
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The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months..
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War crimes investigators working for the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be barred from entering America if they probe the actions of the country's..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he told New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a phone call on Friday that the United States is..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refilled to insert dropped word 'as' in paragraph 5) U.S. President Donald Trump said he told New Zealand Prime..
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Friday the country's gun laws will change after at least 49 people were killed in the largest massacre in..
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By Lee Van Der Voo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to sign a veto of the congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday will veto a congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a wall at the..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to sign a veto of the congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a..
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Freshman Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar joined students in Washington to call for action on climate change. It was part of a global effort Friday involving..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would impose visa restrictions on people responsible for an International Criminal Court probe of war crimes in..
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The United States on Friday asked why Russia had not provided any evidence to back up its accusation that Paul Whelan, a detained former U.S. marine, was a spy,..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, says North Korea’s allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike..
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Hundreds of youngsters are planning to skip school to join a rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers are calling an international Youth Climate..
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North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio..
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Washington State has fired head coach Ernie Kent after five seasons, according to a person with knowledge of the decision
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refilled to correctly reflect that spokesman said he misspoke when he said sanctions, rather than measures) The..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering measures against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refilled to correctly reflect that spokesman said he misspoke when he said sanctions, rather than measures) The..
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By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Afghan official on Thursday accused the U.S.
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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey's pending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system presents a national security problem for NATO,..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang..
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By Lisandra Paraguassu and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States will strengthen military ties with Brazil to a level usually reserved for NATO..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang..
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) � The last remaining American diplomats in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, amid deteriorating ties between Washington and..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped Boeing Co can figure out whatever problem might exist with its 737 MAX jetliners and..
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A federal judge in Washington has set Roger Stone's trial for November 5. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she expects the trial to last at least two weeks. (March..
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WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National..
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The US and India have asked Pakistan to take "tangible and irreversible action" against terrorist groups on its soil and deny safe haven to them to launch..
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The WA Environmental Protection Authority has withdrawn a recommendation to state government that new emissions-intensive projects should be carbon neutral.
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Ehab Amin scored 17 points, Miles Norris added 14 and Oregon rolled over Washington State 84-51 in the most lopsided game in Pac-12 tournament history
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India and the United States sought "tangible and irreversible action" by Pakistan against terrorist groups and leaders, with the US national security..
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Legal Aid WA says 112 people asked for help in January and February because they couldn't pay their mortgage, compared to 301 people for the whole of last year.
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The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington. The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India,..
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China's attempt to placate Washington amid trade war negotiations will only go so far.
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China offered Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage”..
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By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is aiming to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) in..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes such an operation would not be needed..
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