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  • Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack at U.S. Base in Kabul
    Three soldiers with the American-led coalition were killed Tuesday in the attack on a convoy at the gates of a United States military base, officials said.
    By Rod Nordland.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:57:03 GMT.
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  • Is Eli Manning Playing His Final Season With The New York Giants?
    It's only mid-September but not too early to ponder if Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has one year remaining on his contract, may be nearing the end of his days in Big Blue.
    By David Lariviere.  Forbes.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:54:00 GMT.
  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda
    New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30 EDT.
  • AMA pleads for more user-friendly EHRs
    The American Medical Association is targeting the usability -- or lack thereof -- of electronic health-record systems as part of a broader campaign to improve physician satisfaction.
    Modern Healthcare.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EST.
  • Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will bypass Wall Street road show
    Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he doesn't plan to hold a road show for investors before listing shares of the combined car company in New York next month.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:21:30 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Opel to Scale Back Operations in Russia
    The automaker’s cuts reflect how the conflict in Ukraine, and sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States, have begun to have broad economic repercussions.
    By Jack Ewing.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:43:42 GMT.
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  • Police to probe actress handcuffing
    Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
    BBC News.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:57:53 GMT.
  • Africa: Rethinking Global Drug Policy
    [IRIN]New York -What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized?
    All Africa.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:37:26 GMT.
  • US Expands Air Strikes in Iraq as Congress Debates Aid to Syrian Opposition
    The United States has expanded its air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militant group targets, hitting an IS fighting position near Baghdad firing on Iraqi security forces.  U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:39:46 -0400.
  • VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years
    In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.
    BBC News.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:19:27 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.

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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