Washington, D.C.

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, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach. The Great Falls have been depicted in well-known paintings over the years. The waterfalls may be seen in the background of John Mix Stanley's large painting "Barter for a Bride" (originally titled "A Family Group"), which was painted some time between 1854 and 1863 and now hangs in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. United States


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at the Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy School of Government) leading a study on Propaganda in American Politics http: www.istook.com '''Humana Inc.''' ( ), founded in 1961 in Louisville, Kentucky, is a Fortune 100 company that markets and administers health insurance. With a customer base of over 11.5 million in the United States, the company is the largest (by revenues) Fortune 100 company headquartered in the Commonwealth


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inspector in 1880, and subsequently secretary of the lighthouse board (United States Lighthouse Board), a service in which he took great interest. Meanwhile he had been promoted to the grade of commander (Commander (United States)). This residence in Washington as a bureau officer of high rank gave him an extensive acquaintance, and he became one of the most popular men in the capital. He was a member of the Metropolitan Club, the leading social club of Washington. The '''Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation''' (VVAF), Veterans For America » ABOUT VFA at www.veteransforamerica.org established in 1980, now the Veterans for America (VFA), is a Washington, D.C.-based international humanitarian organization that addresses the consequences of war and conflict. The founder of VVAF is Bobby Muller, a former U.S. Marine lieutenant and Vietnam veteran. Career Blanche Calloway, Cab Calloway's sister, also a bandleader, arranged a gig for Brown at a Washington, D.C. nightclub called Crystal Caverns and soon became her manager. Willis Conover, a Voice of America disc jockey, caught her act with Duke Ellington and recommended her to Atlantic Records bosses, Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson. Brown was unable to audition as planned because of a serious car accident that resulted in a nine-month hospital stay. She signed with Atlantic Records on her hospital bed. "Suzi Quatro's Pioneers of Rock: Ruth Brown" at bbc.co.uk, broadcast by BBC Radio 2 , 9 February 2012. In 1948, Ertegün and Abramson drove to Washington, D.C., from New York City to hear her sing in the club. Although her repertoire was mostly popular ballads, Ertegün convinced her to switch to rhythm and blues. Wealth and power In 1981, at the height of his power, Castellano built a lavish 17-room mansion on a ridgeline in Todt Hill, Staten Island. Designed to resemble the White House in Washington, D.C., Castellano's house featured Carrara marble, an Olympic size swimming pool, and an English garden.


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in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry. Personal data He was born April 11, 1941 in Long Beach, California, but considers Winchester, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. to be his hometowns. His parents are the late Captain


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; Among the successful free men was Benjamin Banneker, a Maryland astronomer, mathematician, almanac author, surveyor and farmer, who in 1791 assisted in the initial survey of the boundaries of the future District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.).


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, 1978. Reynolds, demoted when the network hired Reasoner, returned as lead anchor, reporting from Washington, D.C.. Max Robinson, the first African American network news anchor, anchored national news from Chicago, Illinois, and, also returning for a second stint, Jennings reported international headlines from London, United Kingdom. Occasional contributions included special reports by Walters, who was credited as anchor of the special coverage desk from New York City

); although the newscast did air nationally on September 12, 2001 as part of special coverage of the September 11th terror attacks (September 11, 2001) on New York City and Washington, D.C. All of WGN's news programming, including the SyndEx-restricted segments, is streamed over the station's website and through WGN's smartphone applications. On November 10, 2009 Smerconish's Philadelphia-based morning program was introduced to a Washington, D.C. area audience via simulcasting on The Big Talker 1580 AM WHFS. Announcement of simulcast of Smerconish's talk show. Retrieved on November 10, 2008. On February 2, 2009, WOR (AM) WOR-AM became the first station to pick up Smerconish's midday program. Fybush, Scott. Northeast Radio Watch report. January 12, 2009. Both shows – the original morning drive program as well as an additional three hour broadcast from noon to 3 p.m. eastern time – are syndicated by Dial Global in a partnership with CBS RADIO. During the presidency of Porfirio Díaz, documents conveyed from the U.S. Consulate in Mexico kept the Secretary of State (United States Secretary of State) in Washington, D.C. informed about the Mexican Revolution. The Secretary of State told President (U.S. President) William Howard Taft of the buildup to the Revolution. Initially, Taft did not want to intervene but wanted to keep the Díaz government in power to prevent problems with business relations between the two countries, such as the sales of oil between Mexico and the United States. As the bus approaches Washington, D.C., Xavier discovers Jeremiah slumped over and unconscious in his seat. They rush him to a hospital, where it is revealed that Jeremiah has coronary artery disease and that he knew from the start that taking the trip would put his life in jeopardy. Evan Sr. and Jr., as well as Gary, Jamal, and Xavier, stay behind and watch the beginning of March on television to await word on Jeremiah as the others attend the march. A doctor (physician) later informs the group that Jeremiah has died. The men are shocked and saddened by Jeremiah's death. They end up watching the rest of the March from the hospital. As they come out of the hospital, the group sees their bus pull up, where George tells the group left behind that he and the rest of the people on the bus travelled only halfway to the march before they decided to come back to be with Jeremiah. After being informed of Jeremiah's passing, the men reflect in the parking lot. As the bus prepares to return home, George tells the men that the March should be seen as merely the beginning of a larger movement. George then abdicates Jeremiah's drum to Xavier, reflecting the joyous experience the latter had with Jeremiah when being taught how to play it. George finds a paper in the hollow bottom of the drum, which is told to be the prayer Jeremiah wrote in honor of the Million Man March. While reading part of it, George breaks into tears. Later, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, George leads the men in Jeremiah's prayer. Near the end of the reading of the prayer, the scene switchs to a scrolling view of the interior of the bus, as the group quietly reflects on the trip's events, which ends with Xavier, shown playing a rapidly increasing beat on Jeremiah's drum, displaying a feeling of awe on his face when he finishes. The film ends with a frontside view of the Lincoln Memorial that scrolls down to show a broken shackle lying near its base. location locations Dallas, Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri), San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Dubai, Doha area_served National Students from every state, Washington, D.C., and one student from a Department of Defense (United States Department of Defense) school get to compete at the National level. The students take a 25-question multiple-choice (multiple choice) test to determine the top 10 students. The top 10 compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in a nationally televised (television) event. The moderator is a celebrity, and in the past it has usually been Al Roker. 120px right (Image:US capitol icon.png)left 200px (File:DC locator map with state names w usmap.png) '''Washington, D.C.''' is the capital (capital (government)) city of the United States of America (United States). "D.C." stands for the "'''District of Columbia'''", the federal district containing 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. Plot Returning to Washington, D.C. from Manila, Air Force One is forced to stay in the air after a minor malfunction. Lassiter planned a low-key funeral before his death, opting for a modest service at his presidential library rather than a pomp-and-circumstance event at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.. Although he has a state funeral, Lassiter does not lie in state. His funeral is attended by President Bartlet, former President D. Wire Newman (see below) and former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Glen Allen Walken, in addition to his former cabinet officers and aides. Social and cultural references Writer Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. (Lawrence O'Donnell) is a former Washington (Washington, D.C.) insider, and the episode carries many references to contemporary political themes. The web site in question, bringing the leak about Hoynes, is the real-life Drudge Report, a political site that made its fame during the Lewinsky (Monica Lewinsky) scandal (Lewinsky scandal).


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, lawyer * Carlos P. Romulo - Pulitzer Prize winner, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, president of the United Nations General Assembly 1949-1950, chief delegate of the Philippines to the Far Eastern Commission in Washington, D.C., former chairman of the United Nations Security Council and University of the Philippines president * Manuel Roxas - former Philippine president '''WIAV-LP''' or '''WIAV TV 58''' is a low-power broadcasting low-power

independent (Independent station) television station licensed to Washington, D.C., broadcasting on channel 58 on the UHF (Ultra high frequency) band. The station is wholly owned and operated by AsiaVision, Inc. (Asia Vision (TV network)), which owns a small network of low-power stations in the Mid-Atlantic (Mid-Atlantic states) Region, including WRAV-LP, channel 8 in Ocean City, Maryland, and WQAV-LP, channel 34 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. TV 58 is based in the Washington


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His wife, Annie Kennedy Bidwell (Annie Bidwell), was the daughter of Joseph C. G. Kennedy, a socially prominent, high ranking Washington (Washington, D.C.) official in the United States Bureau of the Census who was active in the Whig party (Whig Party (United States)). She was deeply religious, and committed to a number of moral and social causes. Annie was very active in the suffrage and prohibition movements. ref name "spartacus" >


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. '''Smart Went Crazy''' (1996–1998) was a rock (Rock music) band from Washington, D.C. that recorded two albums, ''Now We're Even'' and ''Con Art'', on the D.C. Dischord Records label. Ex-members of the band continued to play and record music in other D.C. bands such as Faraquet, Beauty Pill. '''Black Eyes''' was a post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C. that existed from August 2001 to March 2004, disbanding two months prior to the release of its

Washington, D.C.

'''Washington, D.C.''', formally the '''District of Columbia''' and commonly referred to as '''Washington''', "'''the District'''", or simply '''D.C.''', is the capital (Capital city) of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast (East Coast of the United States). The U.S. Constitution (United States Constitution) provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction (District of Columbia home rule) of the Congress (United States Congress) and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown (Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)) and Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia). Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia (District of Columbia retrocession); in 1871, it created a single municipal government (District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871) for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 23rd-most populous city (List of United States cities by population) in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.8 million, the seventh-largest (Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas) metropolitan statistical area (United States metropolitan statistical area) in the country.

The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President (President of the United States), and Supreme Court (Supreme Court of the United States). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums (List of museums in Washington, D.C.), which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies (List of diplomatic missions in the United States) as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations.

A locally elected mayor (Mayor of the District of Columbia) and a 13‑member council (Council of the District of Columbia) have governed the District since 1973. However, the Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting (District of Columbia voting rights), at-large congressional delegate (Non-voting members of the United States House of representatives) to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the U.S. Senate. The District receives three electoral votes (Electoral College (United States)) in presidential elections as permitted by the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

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