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House approves bill to make Washington, D.C. 51st U.S. state

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state of the United States in a historic vote of 232 to 180. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill, as Republicans - including President Donald Trump - are opposed to granting statehood to the federal district, which they predict would elect Democrats to Congress.

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