In the news, Washington refers either to the state or the capital of the United States. Despite the distinction between Washington and Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.), the “D.C.” is often dropped in new stories in lieu of inferred context. In international stories, the prevalence of using Washington instead of Washington, D.C. is especially common. Despite the fact that they are on opposite coasts of America, both Washington the capitol and Washington the state are extremely important in international news. Namely, Washington, D.C. is the centerpoint of American government and Washington state is a centerpoint of the technology world.