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Washington, D.C.: Capital of the United States of America
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution, Washington was named for 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. Located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, the city is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with more than 20 million visitors annually.

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Pope names first African-American as new cardinal

Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday (October 25) including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C., who will become the first African-American to hold the rank. Ciara Lee..

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[NFA] Fellow Howard University alumnae beam with pride as they discuss Senator Kamala Harris and her historic rise in American politics as she prepares for a high-stakes debate against Vice President..

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[NFA] Fellow Howard University alumnae beam with pride as they discuss Senator Kamala Harris and her historic rise in American politics as she prepares for a high-stakes debate against Vice President..

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Crowds at Supreme Court mourn loss of Ginsburg [Video]

Crowds at Supreme Court mourn loss of Ginsburg

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[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with..

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Wildfire smoke causes record pollution in Oregon, wafts as far as Washington, D.C. [Video]

Wildfire smoke causes record pollution in Oregon, wafts as far as Washington, D.C.

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Rescue ongoing after flash floods hit DC streets [Video]

Rescue ongoing after flash floods hit DC streets

The streets of Washington DC were flooded on Thursday (September 10) after heavy torrential rain fell on the U.S. capital.

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Bodycam released of DC police shooting Black man [Video]

Bodycam released of DC police shooting Black man

Video shows the shooting of young Black man Deon Kay, which had sparked protests in the area.

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Martin Luther King III and Yolanda Renee King Speak During Historic March on Washington [Video]

Martin Luther King III and Yolanda Renee King Speak During Historic March on Washington

The event, called "Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," commemorates the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington .

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Thousands march for racial equality in Washington [Video]

Thousands march for racial equality in Washington

Thousands of people took part in a march in Washington on Friday to denounce racism, on the anniversary of the march in 1963 where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr made his historic "I Have a..

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US will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine this year: Donald Trump [Video]

US will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine this year: Donald Trump

While addressing the Republican National Convention in Washington on August 27, US President Donald Trump said, "We have three different vaccines in the final trial stage. We are producing them in..

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