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Washington, D.C.: Capital of the United States
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 as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after 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. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with more than 20 million visitors annually.

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Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House [Video]

Tear gas fired at protesters outside White House

Police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters outside the White House on Sunday as the United States entered its sixth day of protests over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who..

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Mass protests against African-American man's death intensify across US, curfew imposed in 40 cities [Video]

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Mass protests against the death of an African-American man, George Flyod, allegedly at the hand of police, have intensified across the United States. Demonstrators enraged in Boston and set ablaze a..

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Tear gas, fires outside White House [Video]

Tear gas, fires outside White House

Police tried to push protesters back in Washington DC on Sunday (May 31) in a sixth day of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minneapolis.

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Dr Birx Calls Out Three Major US Cities That Definitely Shouldn't Re-Open Right Now

Dr. Deborah Birx is the lead coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. According to Business Insider, she expressed her concern on Friday about lingering outbreaks in three major US..

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NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

NBA great and current Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing announces on social media he has tested positive for coronavirus

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Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims [Video]

Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims

Flags were at half-staff on Friday at the White House, the Capitol and other federal buildings after President Donald Trump made the order to honor the victims of the coronavirus. The flags will be at..

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“We are in the midst of an economic downturn without modern precedent... and while the burden is widespread, it's not evenly spread" Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said before speaking to..

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Less populated areas of New York, Virginia and Maryland took their first steps towards lifting lockdowns on Friday, part of a patchwork approach to the coronavirus pandemic that has been shaped by..

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National Symphony Orchestra performs online during lockdown [Video]

National Symphony Orchestra performs online during lockdown

The "NSOatHome" performances and videos are produced by the NSO musicians themselves at home while social distancing. Video source: National Symphony Orchestra / John F. Kennedy Center for the..

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Robert Downey Jr. switching from Marvel to DC to produce Netflix show [Video]

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Robert Downey Jr. is swapping Marvel comic books for DC by producing the new family-friendly Netflix series Sweet Tooth.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians board special flight from US to return home [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Stranded Indians board special flight from US to return home

Over 240 stranded Indians on May 13 boarded the special Air India flight from Washington DC to fly back home as part of Vande Bharat Mission amid the travel restrictions due to the coronavirus..

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President Trump honours VE Day in Washington DC [Video]

President Trump honours VE Day in Washington DC

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were joined by US veterans during a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate VE Day in Washington DC.

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Biden tweets his support for USWNT after equal pay lawsuit setback

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweets his support for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team after setback in equal pay lawsuit

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A flyover tribute in D.C. honoring healthcare workers [Video]

A flyover tribute in D.C. honoring healthcare workers

Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels staged a flyover in Washington D.C. Saturday to honor the front-line workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

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Trump Calls House's Extended Recess A 'Vacation' [Video]

Trump Calls House's Extended Recess A 'Vacation'

Democratic leaders said lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington. According to Reuters, plans were changed because of the continued risk of getting infected with..

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U.S. House Will Not Return Next Week Due To "Risk" Of Coronavirus [Video]

U.S. House Will Not Return Next Week Due To "Risk" Of Coronavirus

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned. A top House Democrat said the decision was made due to the continuing risk of coronavirus infection...

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Trump: Dems 'enjoying' vacation, should come back [Video]

Trump: Dems 'enjoying' vacation, should come back

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted House Democrats after Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the U.S. House will not return to Washington next week as planned citing health concerns amid a..

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Pompeo Says They May Never Resotre Funding For The World Health Organization [Video]

Pompeo Says They May Never Resotre Funding For The World Health Organization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the World Health Organization needs an overhaul. According to Reuters, he said Washington may never restore WHO funding after the coronavirus pandemic...

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