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White House petition wants D.C.'s name changed to District of Criminals

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(WJLA) - Someone in Southern California really doesn't like the District of Columbia.

In fact, they dislike it so much that they're petitioning the White House to change its name from "District of Columbia" to "District of Criminals."

This is a real petition. It is not a fake. Someone from National City, Calif., a southern suburb of San Diego, started a petition Tuesday to effect that change.

"The name of the country's capital is misleading and should be changed," the petition simply reads. The petition's title simply says that the city's name should be changed "for relevancy."

As of midday Wednesday, the petition had only two signatures. Any petition on whitehouse.gov must reach a threshold of 100,000 signatures to be addressed by President Barack Obama's administration.

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