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  • Kerry says United States, Egypt return to ‘stronger base’ in relationship
    The United States and Egypt are returning to a “stronger base” in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Aug. ...
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:44:00 +0200.
  • Empire State hosts wildlife display
    Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
    BBC News.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT.
  • Why the minimum wage 'Fight for $15' may be the wrong battle
    When New York announced that it would gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast-food workers, it was hailed by labour activists as a victory. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 2 Aug 2015 05:00:00 EDT.
  • VIDEO: Selma civil rights march begins
    Civil rights campaigners in the US start an 860-mile (1,385 km) march from Selma, Alabama to Washington DC to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans.
    BBC News.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:17:22 GMT.
  • What's Going On With Mike Richards
    It's been about a month since the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards in connection with Richards being taken into custody at the Canadian/U.S. border for the unlawful possession of OxyContin pills. ...
    By Eric Macramalla.  Forbes.  Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:08:00 GMT.
  • After Deal, Europeans Are Eager to Do Business in Iran
    The rush to restart trade with Iran could make it more complicated to renew sanctions if the nuclear deal brokered by the United States falls apart.
    Alissa J. Rubin.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:03:36 GMT.
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  • A.& P. Bankruptcy Means New York, Chain’s Birthplace, Will Lose Last Store
    Once the company’s plan for liquidating is approved, the A.&P. on Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx will shut. And the chain, born just before the Civil War, will vanish from New York.
    James Barron.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:22:07 GMT.
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  • Russia Vows Retaliation For Expanded U.S. Sanctions
    Russia's Foreign Ministry has vowed retaliation against the United States for expanded sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:35:15 +0000.
  • Africa: Financing for Development - a Pan-African Perspective
    [Fahamu] This year is the deadline for MDGs, and the global community is set to come up with new set of development goals SGs in September at UN summit in New York. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:40:14 GMT.
  • US Urges Taliban to Stay With Afghan Peace Talks
    The United States is calling on the Taliban's new leaders - named Friday to succeed Mullah Omar - to take part in what the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:23:09 -0400.
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Facts About The United States

The United States of America is a federal republic located in North America.  Its capital city is Washington, DC; and its largest cities include New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  The national currency is the US Dollar, which is equivalent to 100 cents.

English is the primary language used in the United States, and in 2007, the USA's estimated population was 301,140,000.

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