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  • With Drybar, a Curly-Haired Girl Wages a Global War on Frizz
    Alli Webb, the chain’s founder, has elevated the modern blowout into a multimillion-dollar empire and the largest blow-dry chain in the United States.
    Taffy Brodesser-akner.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:06:32 GMT.
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  • Starbucks Cash Register Outage Results in Free Coffee for Some
    Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch disrupted sales at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:41:27 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Stiglitz on the roots of inequality
    In his latest book Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks to BBC World News America's Katty Kay about his latest book, The Great Divide, in which he examines the roots of inequality in the United States.
    BBC News.  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:53:07 GMT.
  • LA Angels Reportedly Prepared To Trade Josh Hamilton Back to The Texas Rangers
    Troubled slugger Josh Hamilton is reportedly on the cusp of being traded from the Los Angeles Angels back to the Texas Rangers.
    By Maury Brown.  Forbes.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:46:00 GMT.
  • Statue of Liberty in NY evacuated
    Tourist have been evacuated from the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York after the discovery of a suspicious package.
    BBC News.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:29:04 GMT.
  • An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition
    Germany and its European Union partners want to prevent further refugee dramas in the Mediterranean Sea. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in Lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. ... ...
    Spiegel Online.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:37:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Researchers Pinpoint the World's Happiest Country - Report
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Switzerland has the world's happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday.
    All Africa.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:16:54 GMT.
  • Healthcare REIT Ventas reports strong quarter
    Ventas, a Chicago-based healthcare real estate investment trust, reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2015 as it prepares to acquire a Nashville-based hospital operator and spin off its post-acute and skilled nursing portfolio.
    Modern Healthcare.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:15:00 EST.
  • Japan no free-rider on defense, Japan to tell US
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send a clear message to the United States when he visits Washington next week: Japan is ready to take more responsibility for security on the world stage
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:35:00 +0200.
  • Arctic Council meeting sees end of Canada's term as chair
    Canada is handing off its chairmanship of the Arctic Council to the United States during today's meeting in Iqaluit.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:16:51 EDT.
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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.

For more news and information about the United States, visit this official US government website.  For detailed maps of the USA and its States, visit this United States Maps website.

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