Located on the northeastern bank of the Potomac River, Washington, DC is built on land that was ceded by Maryland and Virginia during the late 18th century. Its location was selected in a compromise between Northern and Southern state interests. It is the seat of the United States government and a symbol of the nation's history. President George Washington appointed French architect Pierre L'Enfant to design the city, which features a horizontal and vertical street grid pattern with diagonal avenues. The National Mall and Tidal Basin, a large park area located in the heart of the city, is lined with museums, monuments, imposing government buildings, and cherry blossom trees.
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The city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. Washington, DC history, geography, and travel information are the subjects of this Washington, DC atlas page.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, 33, is being held in federal custody in Washington DC, and on Wednesday his attorney Al Watkins filed a motion seeking his release pending trial.
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