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Washington (state): State in the northwestern United States
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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U.S. strikes militants' Somalia compound

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Reuters - Published

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NYTimes.com - Published

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Reuters - Published

Barr says tweets by Trump make job 'impossible'

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WorldNews - Published

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Reuters - Published

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Reuters - Published

Barr agrees to testify as Democrats question his leadership

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WorldNews - Published

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NYTimes.com - Published

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WorldNews - Published

Venezuela's Guaido returns to resume fight against Maduro

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WorldNews - Published

US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

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WorldNews - Published

Merkel's conservatives set to stop short of Huawei 5G ban in Germany

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WorldNews - Published

White House calls for biggest NASA budget in decades to reach the moon, Mars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday asked Congress for $25.2 billion (£19.52 billion) for NASA in 2021, the agency's biggest budget in decades, calling for steady increases over five..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon: 109 troops suffer brain injuries from Iran strike

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WorldNews - Published

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Reuters - Published

U.S. warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves

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Reuters - Published

Air Force suicides surged last year to highest in 3 decades

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WorldNews - Published

Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran should increase military might to prevent war

ayatollah khamenei says iran should increase military might to prevent war
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WorldNews - Published

Antitrust Inquiry Dropped Against Automakers That Sided With California on Fuel Economy

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NYTimes.com - Published

Russia foreign minister slams U.S. sanctions during visit to Venezuela

Russia's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. sanctions against Venezuela during a visit to Caracas, providing a public show of support for President Nicolas Maduro as Washington mulls ramping up..
Reuters - Published

House managers say Trump hasn't learned a lesson from impeachment trial

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WorldNews - Published

Russia foreign minister visits Venezuela as U.S. warns of sanctions reprisal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds talks with Russia's foreign minister on Friday as Moscow continues to support the isolated South American nation's socialist government despite Washington's..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump ‘apoplectic’ in call with Boris Johnson over Huawei

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Donald Trump vented “apoplectic” fury at Boris Johnson in a tense phone call over Britain’s decision to allow Huawei a role in its 5G mobile phone networks, according to officials in London and..
WorldNews - Published

Final results of Iowa Democratic caucuses show tight Buttigieg-Sanders game

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Full results of Monday's Iowa Democratic caucuses were released Thursday night, showing a tight game between Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and U.S...
WorldNews - Published

Asian Stock Markets Retreat After Surge on China Tariff Cut

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Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all declined. Major Asian..
WorldNews - Published

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