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The wildly popular hip-hop musical "Hamilton," a tale of America's founding fathers that has won fans as high-profile as US President Barack Obama, netted a record 16 Tony nominations Tuesday. The much-acclaimed production by Lin-Manuel Miranda -- who recently won a Pulitzer Prize for the work -- received nods across the board for the awards honoring Broadway's best, to be handed out in June. In the best actor and featured actor categories, the show's stars -- including Miranda as Alexander Hamilton -- will compete against each other for top honors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.