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MGM and Columbia are both subsidiaries of Sony Pictures Entertainment.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.
He hopes to attend Columbia Medical School and specialize in Oncology.
The Daily Beast: You received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As of July 2014, only 22 states and the District of Columbia require sex education to be taught in public schools.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains|Aurora Snow|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He went east for a year of graduate study at Columbia University.Americans All|Various
The valley of the great southern branch of the Columbia, was spread out before us.
Within these limits of vision lay a noble and historic country, the lower watershed of the Columbia.The Guardians of the Columbia|John H. (John Harvey) Williams
We arrived at Columbia after dark in the evening, and marched directly to the county jail, situated in the city of Columbia.Battle of the Crater and Experiences of Prison Life|Sumner Upham Shearman
If you go straight through this cornfield you will strike a road that will take you to Columbia.Golden Days for Boys and Girls|Various
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Word Origin and History for columbia
poetic name for United States of America, earlier for the British colonies there, 1730s, also the nation's female personification, from name of Christopher Columbus (also see Colombia) with Latin "country" ending -ia. A popular name for places and institutions in the U.S. in the post-Revolutionary years, when former tributes to king and crown were out of fashion: e.g. Columbia University (New York, U.S.) founded in 1754 as King's College; re-named 1784. Also District of Columbia (1791, as Territory of Columbia); "Hail, Columbia" (Joseph Hopkinson, 1798), Barlow's "Columbiad" (1809).
Culture definitions for columbia
State in the southeastern United States, bordered by North Carolina to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and Georgia to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is Columbia.