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  • Visualizing Terminator Genisys' Poor Performance
    Contributor Scott Mendelson outlined six reasons why Terminator Genisys has been a huge flop in the United States. Explore the graphics below to further understand Terminator Genisys' domestic freefall.
    By William Noglows.  Forbes.  Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:39:00 GMT.
  • New York Times to Revamp Video Unit
    The paper will seek new leadership for what it says is a vital part of the newsroom.
    Ravi Somaiya.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:30:32 GMT.
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  • Jihadist From Tunisia Died in Strike in Libya, U.S. Official Says
    Seifallah Ben Hassine, one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants and Tunisia’s most wanted jihadist, was killed in an American airstrike in Libya last month, a senior United States official said.
    Carlotta Gall and Eric Schmitt.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri,03 Jul 2015 01:18:07 GMT.
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  • Obama Meets Vietnam's Communist Leader
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that despite differences between the United States and Vietnam over "political philosophy,'' the two countries are deepening cooperation on health, climate and other issues. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:57:50 -0400.
  • Donald Trump's new rant: 'Infectious diseases' crossing Mexican border
    Donald Trump has launched a new tirade reiterating his earlier rant about the worst elements in Mexico being pushed into the United States.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:30:39 EDT.
  • Cuba Salvages Finale Against Collegiate National Team
    CARY, N.C.—An 11-1 victory in Charlotte, N.C., on the Fourth of July clinched a series victory for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team against Cuba. ...
    Teddy Cahill.  Baseball America.  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:42:20 +0000.
  • Obama’s anti-ISIL team in Ankara for joint fight
    Turkey and the United States have intensified talks to jointly address the situation in northern Syria, in which Islamic jihadists are threatening to remove the Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the region’s most populous areas
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:44:00 +0200.
  • China professor held over drug sales
    A chemistry professor is arrested in China accused of making psychoactive drugs that were sold to the UK, Canada, the United States and Australia.
    BBC News.  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:37:12 GMT.
  • Accretive CEO made $20.5 million in his first year at the helm
    Dr. Emad Rizk made $20.6 million in his first year as CEO of Accretive Health, nursing back to health a Chicago company reeling from controversy.
    Modern Healthcare.  Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:15:00 EST.
  • Ten dead and dozens shot in Chicago
    Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.
    BBC News.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:13:22 GMT.
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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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