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On the careers page, I entered a new location for my "Willing to Locate" section. Since my old one said "Oregon, United States", I typed in "Washington, United States" for the new location. This was immediately changed to "Washington, DC. United States". My attempts to remove the incorrect part was ignored when I tabbed out as it put the DC right back in. After I changed it to "Washington State, United States" did it change back to my original typing of "Washington, United States"

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Tr "WA, United States" as a possibly workaround. Not that it makes this issue less of a bug. – dmckee Jun 4 '12 at 1:31
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We’ve hard-coded an exception for this case. Enter the location as either “Washington State” or simply “WA”, and it should resolve correctly.

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Why wouldn't you include "Washington" in your list of exceptions? I don't think anyone from DC will accidentally forget the 'DC' part... – Kevin Vermeer Jun 4 '12 at 15:12
@KevinVermeer Well, I think people meaning to type DC will accidentally forget from time to time, but it's still their own fault if/when they do. – Servy Jun 4 '12 at 16:51
The number of people who want "Washington DC" and forget the DC will surely be a lot less than those who want "Washington State" and don't know they should enter "State". – Andrew Leach Jun 4 '12 at 18:02
Neither of the workarounds work anymore. They all shortcut back to "Washington, DC, United States". – Michael Gorgei Feb 10 '15 at 14:59

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