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Statehood Movement Grows in District of Columbia

The United States flag has had 50 stars to represent the 50 states since Hawaii joined the Union in 1959. However, if a movement growing in Washington, D.C., picks up steam, the flag could one day have a 51st star. D.C. statehood is a political movement advocating for the creation of a state out of what is currently the District of Columbia. The origins of the movement date to the 1700s. Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress power over a district "not...

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