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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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Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down after Trump threats

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..
Reuters - Published

Turkey expects Washington to extend sanctions waiver on Iran oil

Turkey expects the United States to extend a waiver granted to Ankara to continue oil purchases from Iran without violating U.S. sanctions, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Washington, D.C.

Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig [Video]Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig

Politico reports former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12th. He's being charged with lying and concealing information from the Justice Departments about his work for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Nancy Pelosi Won't Discuss Trump Impeachment [Video]Nancy Pelosi Won't Discuss Trump Impeachment

FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. House of Representatives..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Trump Foresaw End Of His Reign When Told Of Special Counsel Investigation [Video]Trump Foresaw End Of His Reign When Told Of Special Counsel Investigation

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File photo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Trump's Legal Team Calls Mueller Report A 'Victory' For Trump [Video]Trump's Legal Team Calls Mueller Report A 'Victory' For Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts participants of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson WASHINGTON..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

From the White House to Notre Dame: Why We Rebuild Icons [Video]From the White House to Notre Dame: Why We Rebuild Icons

The 1814 White House fire led to discussions about moving the U.S. capital. Instead, the government rebuilt the city and its iconic structure.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:47Published

Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down [Video]Migrant camps overflow as Mexico cracks down

Amid pressure from Washington, Mexico is backpedaling on promises of better treatment for Central American migrants, leaving hundreds stranded in unsanitary camps near its southern border and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

How to Choose Between Smoking, Vaping, Eating, and Dabbing Weed [Video]How to Choose Between Smoking, Vaping, Eating, and Dabbing Weed

After generations in the shadows and long nights of “still waiting on the guy, what’s up with the guy, should we call the guy again?” anxiety, buying legal cannabis is becoming a way of life in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:59Published

Washington Roundup: Congress' Spring Break Isn't a Break [Video]Washington Roundup: Congress' Spring Break Isn't a Break

Congress is on a break, but that doesn't necessarily mean members are sitting beachside while you go to work.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:55Published

Trump Goes After Ilhan Omar Again [Video]Trump Goes After Ilhan Omar Again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an “out of control” purveyor of “hate” speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Tax Day Brings Extra Challenges For Pot Businesses [Video]Tax Day Brings Extra Challenges For Pot Businesses

Paying federal taxes can be a pain for any business, but federal restrictions on marijuana make it much harder for cannabis businesses.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:57Published

Trump Wishes No Harm On Ilhan Omar [Video]Trump Wishes No Harm On Ilhan Omar

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at an event in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump did not wish any..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Georgetown students back slave reparations fee [Video]Georgetown students back slave reparations fee

Students at Georgetown University have voted in favor of paying reparations to the descendents of slaves who were sold by the university to keep the institution afloat. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Netanyahu's Winning Strategy [Video]Netanyahu's Winning Strategy

Benjamin Netanyahu’s portrayal of Israel as a success story under his leadership and the showcasing of his rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump were vital ingredients in his triumphant election..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Oregon Poised to Join National Popular Vote Compact [Video]Oregon Poised to Join National Popular Vote Compact

The compact changes the way states award electoral votes to ensure that the candidate who gets the most votes nationwide wins the presidency.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

The Affordable Housing Crisis For Renters In Rural America [Video]The Affordable Housing Crisis For Renters In Rural America

Thousands of affordable apartments in rural areas will phase out of a government program in the coming years if funding for new units is not secured.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

Bryce Harper Gets Booed in His Return to Washington, D.C. [Video]Bryce Harper Gets Booed in His Return to Washington, D.C.

The Phillies' Bryce Harper made his much-anticipated return to Washington, D.C. Tuesday after with signing with Philadelphia this past offseason.

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 00:49Published

Washington Roundup: The Push to See President Trump's Taxes [Video]Washington Roundup: The Push to See President Trump's Taxes

The Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is demanding the IRS release President Trump's tax returns.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:08Published

Democrats Will Never See Trump's Taxes, Says White House [Video]Democrats Will Never See Trump's Taxes, Says White House

Washington (CNN)Congressional Democrats will "never" obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday. "Nor should they (obtain the documents)"..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Feds Arrest Man Who Threatened To Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar [Video]Feds Arrest Man Who Threatened To Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar

A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington, DC,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Biden jokes, Biden jokes, "I had permission to hug Lonnie"

In his first public speech since facing allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, former Vice President Joe Biden jokes about hugs and touching. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

States Sue Trump Administration Over School Lunch Nutrition [Video]States Sue Trump Administration Over School Lunch Nutrition

Attorneys general from New York, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Vermont and the District of Columbia filed the lawsuit Wednesday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post [Video]Former Atlanta Archbishop Named To Take Highest U.S. Catholic Post

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church's highest U.S. position, looking to end a disturbing trend after the two previous men..

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Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C. [Video]Pope Names Atlanta's Wilton Gregory To Be The Next Archbishop Of Washington D.C.

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Pope Francis named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the new head of the Catholic Church in Washington D.C. The 71 year old becomes the first..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Invited Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk To Redecorate Her Office [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Invited Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk To Redecorate Her Office

‘Queer Eye’s stand out interior designer, Bobby Berk, may be taking on a new project in the nation's capitol. According to Business Insider, on Monday, Berk tweeted at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Will Bobby Berk From Queer Eye Remodel AOC’s Congressional Office [Video]Will Bobby Berk From Queer Eye Remodel AOC’s Congressional Office

According to Gizmodo.com, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bobby Berk may have just become best friends... The interior designer and reality TV personality on Tuesday tweeted at AOC, offering his time and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

 

Washington to consider removing Sudan from terror list after changes: official

The United State will consider removing Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list if there are significant changes in its government and after a smooth political transition, a senior State..
Reuters - Published

Nationals to challenge WA minister at poll

The Nationals are putting forward Scott Bourne to challenge Environment Minister Melissa Price for the WA seat of Durack.
SBS - Published

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