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Washington, D.C.: Capital of the United States
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, first President of the United States and 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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Brazil markets lashed as storm clouds gather over Bolsonaro

Standing beside U.S. President Donald Trump on a crisp afternoon outside the White House in Washington this week, a smiling Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro enjoyed a moment in the sun.
Reuters - Published

Islamic State no longer holds territory in Syria: White House

Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday after Washington's local ally in Syria reported that fighting with the jihadists continued at the site of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Washington, D.C.

Facebook Asks Judge to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit [Video]Facebook Asks Judge to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook says D.C. doesn't have jurisdiction over the company.

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'Time will tell' results of Mueller report, D.C. says [Video]'Time will tell' results of Mueller report, D.C. says

Residents and visitors in Washington, D.C. on Friday said they expected transparency after Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned over his Russia probe report to the Justice Department after a nearly..

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Judge: Injunction on Military Transgender Policy Stands [Video]Judge: Injunction on Military Transgender Policy Stands

An injunction temporarily blocking the military's transgender ban is at the center of a legal dispute.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

GOP-Appointed Judges May Dismiss Lawsuit Against Trump [Video]GOP-Appointed Judges May Dismiss Lawsuit Against Trump

Judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may dismiss a lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump in June 2017. The suit, by the Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and the District of..

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Washington Roundup: Supreme Court on Gerrymandering [Video]Washington Roundup: Supreme Court on Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is back on the docket for the Supreme Court. But this time the bench looks a little different. The Firewall's David Hawkings explains.

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Domestic terrorism a 'real and serious' danger [Video]Domestic terrorism a 'real and serious' danger

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday that although the primary terrorist threat in the U.S. continues to come from Islamic militants, the 'real and serious..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

How Did The FAA Approve The Boeing 737 Max? [Video]How Did The FAA Approve The Boeing 737 Max?

Washington (CNN)The Transportation Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 Max planes, the Wall Street Journal..

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U.S. students skip school to protest climate inaction [Video]U.S. students skip school to protest climate inaction

Young people across the United States held student-led protests on Friday calling for action on climate change and support for the Green New Deal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High [Video]CDC Says Number Of Flu Cases Is Down, But Still High

The number of people who reported having the flu last week has gone down, UPI reports. But overall, the Centers for Disease Control said the nation still remains at an elevated level for the flu. Last..

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Highlights of Leo Varadkar's trip to Washington [Video]Highlights of Leo Varadkar's trip to Washington

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on his trip to Washington DC.

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Irish PM tells Pence, we are 'all God's children' [Video]Irish PM tells Pence, we are 'all God's children'

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during a breakfast hosted by Mike Pence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday talked about the societal change that allowed him to become Ireland's first openly gay prime..

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Irish PM tells Pence: We are 'all God's children' [Video]Irish PM tells Pence: We are 'all God's children'

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during a breakfast hosted by Mike Pence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday talked about the societal change that allowed him to become Ireland's first openly gay prime..

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Gloria and Emilio Estefan awarded U.S. top honor for popular song, the Gershwin Prize [Video]Gloria and Emilio Estefan awarded U.S. top honor for popular song, the Gershwin Prize

The first husband-and-wife team and the first Latinos to win the award, were honored for their unique contributions to the United States' musical history. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Roger Stone trial set for Nov. 5 start [Video]Roger Stone trial set for Nov. 5 start

Roger Stone will go on trial starting Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C, the federal judge presiding in the high-profile case said on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set out a calendar..

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Anti-gay rights Pence meets gay Irish PM and partner [Video]Anti-gay rights Pence meets gay Irish PM and partner

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his sister Ann met on Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett in Washington, D.C., the meeting drawing attention amid Pence's..

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Arthur Brooks Discusses America's Obsession With Contempt [Video]Arthur Brooks Discusses America's Obsession With Contempt

Arthur Brooks, author of a new book called "Love Your Enemies," wants Americans to join together to fight the culture of contempt in politics.

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Trump: No Rush To Complete China Deal [Video]Trump: No Rush To Complete China Deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a..

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Manafort Indicted by Manhattan DA Hours After DC Sentencing [Video]Manafort Indicted by Manhattan DA Hours After DC Sentencing

​The Manhattan District Attorney's office announced the president's former campaign manager was being charged on 16 counts.

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D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison [Video]D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison

Wednesday's sentencing hearing was for the two conspiracy charges Manafort pleaded guilty to last September.

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D.C. adds 3.5 years to Manafort's total prison time [Video]D.C. adds 3.5 years to Manafort's total prison time

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday to about 3-1/2 more years in prison for charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into..

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US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements [Video]US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements

​U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said negotiators drafted two potential agreements on counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal.

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New York AG Subpoenas Banks Over Trump Projects [Video]New York AG Subpoenas Banks Over Trump Projects

New York's attorney general's office requested various financial records from two banks in regard to President Trump's hotels, among other things.

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Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV [Video]Trump's Budget Includes New Funding To Fight HIV

LGBTQ rights advocates welcome President Trump's plan to eradicate HIV, but urge the administration and Congress to put more funding into the plan.

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From Korean chicken wings to raw oysters, Nationals Park shows off new amenities for 2019

Washington's home ballpark will have a plethora of new food options, as well as new features to be more environmentally-friendly.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Announces US Will Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

trump announces us will recognize israeli sovereignty over golan heights
Setting aside decades of Middle East policy, US President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted “After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israeli's Sovereignty over the Golan..
WorldNews - Published

Unsealed documents show FBI began investigating Cohen long before previously reported

Hundreds of pages of documents relating to President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen were released. Kevin Cirilli, chief Washington correspondent for Bloomberg News, joins "Red & Blue" to discuss..
CBS News - Published

Judges Lean Toward Siding With Trump In Washington DC Hotel Emoluments Lawsuit

judges lean toward siding with trump in washington dc hotel emoluments lawsuit
A three-judge federal appeals court seemed sympathetic toward President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a lawsuit which claims he is profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his new..
WorldNews - Published

U.S., China Reported Planning New Trade Talks For Deal By End Of April

u.s., china reported planning new trade talks for deal by end of april
Top U.S. and China negotiators are planning new rounds of talks starting next week to end a trade dispute between the two nations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. U.S. Trade Representative..
WorldNews - Published

Appeals Court To Hear Arguments In Trump Emoluments Lawsuit Tuesday

appeals court to hear arguments in trump emoluments lawsuit tuesday
A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on a challenge to President Donald Trump’s ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the White House, NBC News reported. The case..
WorldNews - Published

Trump to nominate Washington lawyer ambassador to Mexico - White House

trump to nominate washington lawyer ambassador to mexico - white house
By Rich McKay (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico, the White House Press Office said on Monday...
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon tells Congress of projects that could be hit to pay for wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had provided Congress with a list of projects from the military construction budget that could be cut back in order to..
Firstpost - Published

Brazil's President Bolsonaro visits CIA during Washington trip

brazil's president bolsonaro visits cia during washington trip
WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - 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 the...
WorldNews - Published

Supreme Court will decide if convicted sniper in 2002 District of Columbia area killings can get new sentence

The Supreme Court agreed to decide if life-without-parole sentences for the primary gunman in a series of 2002 D.C.-area murders must be reconsidered.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rooney's hat trick leads DC United over Real Salt Lake 5-0

Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick and added an assist to help D.C. United beat nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0
USATODAY.com - Published

Brazil import quota for U.S. wheat could come with Bolsonaro visit -source

brazil import quota for u.s. wheat could come with bolsonaro visit -source
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 trade concessions, according to a..
WorldNews - Published

Group seeking to overthrow Kim behind North Korea embassy raid in Spain - Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dissident organisation committed to overthrowing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was behind a raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain last month, The Washington Post reported..
Firstpost - Published

US Muslims express shock at NZ massacre

Muslim worshippers attending Friday prayers in Washington, D. C. expressed shock and sorrow over the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that has left at least 49 dead and dozens more..
USATODAY.com - Published

New Tom Clancy video game gives realistic look at a battered Washington D.C.

Ubisoft released "Tom Clancy's The Division 2" for Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Windows PCs. As an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, you respond to an emergency at the unit's..
USATODAY.com - Published

After China’s Masood Azhar block, UNSC vote under consideration

US diplomats are of the view that Washington may be forced to pursue other actions at the UNSC if Beijing continued with this policy.
IndiaTimes - Published

Tom Clancy video game 'The Division 2' brings a battered Washington, D.C., to life

Your mission is to bring order and help restore a pandemic-hit nation's capital in the new video game 'Tom Clancy's The Division 2,' released Friday.
USATODAY.com - Published

17 states sue Trump administration over census

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities are suing the U.S. government, saying a plan to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional. (April 3)
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. to upgrade military ties with Brazil during visit next week: sources

The United States will designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally: sources

The United States will designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries,..
Reuters - Published

Top Afghan official accuses Trump envoy of colonial intentions

Afghan national security adviser flies to D.C. to ask White House about "perception" that U.S. envoy wants to create a crisis to install himself as "viceroy"
CBS News - Published

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