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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 U.S. president, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by the British Empire in 1846, in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. The state, which is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, 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 often referred to as Washington State to distinguish it from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C..

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Washington: Twitter has told California Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris that it will not suspend US President Donald Trump’s account...
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Washington is inching toward an agreement with Paris and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on taxing global tech giants, US Treasury..
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The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said..
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Apple growers in Washington state reckon their new variety, the Cosmic Crisp, will be a global hit.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Wednesday that Facebook’s efforts to launch a Libra cryptocurrency must overcome a “core..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets..
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An estimated 50 US nuclear bombs are effectively being held hostage in Turkey as Washington attempts to find a diplomatic way of responding to the country’s..
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The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser flew to Turkey on Wednesday as part of an emergency delegation to try to persuade Ankara to halt an..
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The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and..
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Washington — The US carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the September 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which..
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The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and..
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In an interview with CBS News campaign reporter Musadiq Bidar, Colorado Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said he's "concerned" about..
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The largest primary debate in the U.S. is taking place Tuesday at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns,..
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City council hopeful David Regan was knocking on doors when he wound up giving emergency first aid to a potential voter in Vancouver, Washington.
 
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A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said it would reconsider an earlier ruling that handed victory to U.S. President Donald Trump in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that..
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BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% to 22,194.94 as Tokyo..
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Belarus briefly detained a Russian national accused by Washington of taking part in Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,..
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CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss Turkey’s..
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Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish..
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Changes on the ground in Syria are complicating efforts by U.S. troops to withdraw from the region. Meanwhile, President Trump announced he will issue sanctions..
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Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria's formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for..
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Profit reports from big manufacturers and other industrial firms arriving this week will provide investors with a crucial corporate gauge of the U.S. economy's..
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A U.S. diplomatic team that was working on stabilization projects in northeast Syria has left the country, a U.S. official said on Monday, a day after Washington..
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Pakistan must prevent terrorist groups from operating on its soil and prosecute top Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed, the US has said..
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Syria's Kurds on Sunday announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara pressed a deadly..
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many..
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WASHINGTON — Amid growing chaos in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid a bloody conflict..
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Northumbria Police reassures residents that firearms incidents are "very rare".
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North and South Korea face each other in a World Cup qualifier this week for their first ever competitive men's match in Pyongyang, while talks on the North's..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry . House committees are..
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Washington: The US is to send an additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia “to assure and enhance” the country’s security in the wake of the Aramco oil..
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What perfidy. Is there any more solemn a word that can be developed in the English language for such treachery? The West’s Kurdish allies are being betrayed..
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Washington: Chinese and American trade negotiators have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at easing the ongoing trade war between the two nations after..
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Washington: Citibank has agreed to pay a $30 million (23.7 million pounds) fine to settle charges of repeated violations of real estate holding rules and for..
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Washington warns of sanctions unless the advance into Syria stops, but Ankara vows to press on.
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The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom's defenses after the Sept. 14..
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The 81-year-old has a history of activism, and has vowed to protest every Friday until January 2020.
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday questioned President Trump’s former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, whose direct knowledge about the..
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The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom's defenses following the Sept. 14 attack on..
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The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces, possibly thousands, to Saudi Arabia following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil..
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A Chinese state newspaper said on Friday that a "partial" trade deal would benefit China and the United States, and Washington should take the offer on the..
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Washington: A recent study has found that patients suffering from mental illness like depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac..
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Donald Trump has defended allowing Turkey to invade northern Syria by saying the Kurdish people “didn’t help us in the Second World War.” The president’s..
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As U.S. and Chinese negotiators sat down in Washington to resume high-level talks on Thursday, President Donald Trump played coy about his desire to cut a deal..
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Chinese and U.S. officials are negotiating this week in Washington to try to end a debilitating 15-month trade war, with talks set to culminate on Friday when..
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Turkey's incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back, but the risks to..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to stand aside as Turkey sends troops into Syria and fights Kurds allied with Washington has some Israelis wondering..
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Chinese officials set to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. negotiators in Washington
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We're getting an inside look at the growing underground vaping industry, as more states take steps to fight the health risks linked to e-cigarettes. Washington..
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The newly identified small moons, ranging from about 2 to 4 miles (3 to 6 km) in diameter, were detected using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii by a research team..
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Officials are considering limiting access to U.S. capital markets and imposing greater scrutiny on Chinese companies as trade negotiators meet in Washington this..
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U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington on Thursday and Friday to try, once again, to defuse a trade war that has roiled markets and triggered..
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The United States and China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks held on Monday and Tuesday in Washington, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) said,..
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Shares of Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd, which were among companies blacklisted by Washington, fell sharply in early..
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Global stocks tumbled and the safe haven yen and Swiss franc gained in early Asian trade on Thursday, on signs Washington and Beijing were still wide apart on..
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The White House has denied a report from the South China Morning Post that said that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is planning to leave Washington on Thursday..
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Los Angeles could join San Francisco in ending sales of all vaping devices, if new measure passes. Meanwhile, Washington state bans flavored vapes.
 
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The Trump administration wants to extend how long it can detain migrant families with children who enter the U.S. illegally. Acting Homeland Security Secretary..
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The United States and China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks held during Monday and Tuesday in Washington, the South China Morning Post reported,..
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A "potentially historic" winter storm will slam the north-central U.S. from eastern Washington and Montana to Colorado
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President Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Thursday for his first campaign rally since Democrats in Washington launched an impeachment inquiry against..
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In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump, has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI investigation..
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Turkish forces are poised to advance into northeast Syria after U.S. troops began vacating the area, in an abrupt policy shift by President Donald Trump widely..
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Twenty-five years ago, the Northwest Forest Plan was put in place to protect more than 24 million acres of forest in Northern California, Oregon and Washington...
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Washington: The new managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, on Tuesday said that the trade war between the United States and..
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House Democrats have issued a subpoena to Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, for documents related to his contacts with Ukraine. This..
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Claim comes as family of tragic 19-year-old vow to travel to Washington in pursuit of justice
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