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Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. "D.C." is an abbreviation for the District of Columbia, the federal district coextensive with the city of Washington. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. Columbia in this context is an early poetic name for the United States of America.

The city is commonly referred to as D.C., the District, or simply Washington. Historically, it was called the Federal City or Washington City. To avoid confusion with the state of Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest, the city is often called simply D.C.. To locals, the entire metropolitan area, including suburbs, is "D.C."

 

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News from Washington, D.C. from TheHill.com

Kevin Sorbo said he doesn't want to see another Bush or Clinton in the White House.

 

The former NBA great said he will likely switch the party he votes for in 2016.

 

Rep. Jared Huffman might not have a gold medal, but to him he has something more valuable.

 

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) has vowed that nobody will out-conservative him.

 

In a different reality, Rep. Robert Beto ORourke might be touring as a rock star.

 

The Democrat's slow road map was junked when redistricting created a new open seat.

 

Rep. Doug Collinss (R-Ga.) career experience goes beyond the eclectic.

 

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) knew he wanted to be a politician from his earliest days.

 
 

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Maryland agencies need to do more to promote business. Thats according to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has been critical of the states economy since its Board of Revenue Estimates last ye...

 

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The Navy will pay for one littoral combat ship, not two, from Lockheed Martin Corp. with fiscal 2015 funds with a second ship partially funded to enable the company to procure equipment and not throw...

 

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The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the District has the Vatican Embassy, and the U.S. Secret Service, thinking security. The Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See (also known as the Embassy of the Vati...

 

The General Services Administration's proposal for a civilian cyber campus to be built at an as-yet-undetermined location in the D.C. area could cost about $540 million to design and build but would s...

 

Welcome to permits on this sunny Wednesday. Let's get to it. 627 H St. NW: Civil plans permit approved for grading the future site of a 230-room micro-unit Chinatown hotel, to be developed jointly by...

 

Sales of vacation homes in 2014 surged to the highest level since at least 2003, when the National Association of Realtors began keeping track, jumping 57.4 percent from the previous year. Vacation h...

 
 

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