Washington, D.C.

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, 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.
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  • Washington Monument will reopen to the public after years of repairs
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    Washington Monument will reopen to the public after years of repairs

    The Washington Monument will reopen to visitors following years of closure for renovations, the National Park Service announced Friday. Doors will open to the public on at 9 a.m. September 19. The 555-foot marble obelisk, the centerpiece of the National Mall in Washington, DC, was closed for 37 months for repairs to the elevator control system, the National Park Service said in a news release. The monument was shut down in August 2016 when a cable broke loose in the elevator that takes visitors on a ride up the structure to take in views of the nation's capital. In 2011, a magnitude-5.8 earthquake caused extensive damage to the structure, cracking the marble in over 150 places. After a nearly three-year

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    Happy 100th Birthday, Vanilla Beane: Washington DC's Famed Milliner Turns 100 on September 13th

    WASHINGTON DC / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2019 / Vanilla Beane, Washington DC's “hat lady” and the most celebrated milliner in the nation's capital, turns 100 years old on September 13th. Her family plans to mark this milestone with a special birthday party that weekend. A media day, and opportunity for others to wish Mrs. Beane well, is planned for September 13th in Washington, DC. Beane's hats have adorned the heads of such luminaries as famed Maya Angelou, Dorothy Height, and Washington's mayor, Muriel Bowser. Each hat is custom made, by hand and designed by Beane herself. No two exactly the same. At age 99, Beane still owns and operates Bene Millinery & Bridal Supply, which she opened in 1979.

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    Amtrak Offers 50% Off National Travel with September Sale

    WASHINGTON , Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtrak is making it even easier to see America this fall with its September Sale , offering customers 50% off ticket purchases nationwide. Starting Friday, Aug. ...

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    Argument against D.C. statehood is a vote for oppression

    Re “There is no good case for D.C. statehood” (Opinion, Aug. 11): As a resident of the District of Columbia who is living in Massachusetts, I found Jeff Jacoby's column to be offensive and tone-deaf. First, the idea that people should simply leave the District if they are upset about disenfranchisement ignores those low-income residents for whom moving is simply not an option. Second, Jacoby apparently does not know the fraught history of the District, and how its abortion clinics, needle exchange programs, and gun laws have been eviscerated by Congress over the years. “Taxation Without Representation” isn't just a catchy slogan; it's a reminder that the values we've fought for since the Revolution aren't realized.

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    Happy 100th Birthday, Vanilla Beane: Washington DC's Famed Milliner Turns 100 on September 13th

    WASHINGTON DC / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2019 / Vanilla Beane, Washington DC’s “hat lady” and the most celebrated milliner in the nation’s capital, turns 100 years old on September 13th. A media day, and opportunity for others to wish Mrs. Beane well, is planned for September 13th in Washington, DC. Beane’s hats have adorned the heads of such luminaries as famed Maya Angelou, Dorothy Height, and Washington’s mayor, Muriel Bowser.