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  • VIDEO: The artist subverting the selfie
    David Henry Brown Jr, an artist based in New York City, says the punk ethic in his bizarre self-portraits mocks "the representation of every cliche, trope and stereotype on Instagram".
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 May 2016 13:31:20 GMT.
  • US plays down rift with Turkey over support for YPG
    The United States sought to play down a diplomatic rift with Turkey on May 27 after U.S. commandos were caught on camera wearing badges of a Syrian Kurdish group.
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 28 May 2016 10:49:00 +0200.
  • WW2 plane crashes into New York river
    A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 May 2016 06:38:16 GMT.
  • Putin Warns of Retaliation against US Missile Shield in Europe
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that he would have no choice but to retaliate against the United States over the country’s missile defense system in Europe. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 May 2016 06:32:59 -0400.
  • Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe
    Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin says he will respond to the defensive missile system the United States and its partners are building in Eastern Europe, because it threatens Russia's security. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 May 2016 06:32:39 -0400.
  • Short Answers to Hard Questions About Antibiotic Resistance
    A dangerous form of drug resistance has reached the United States, leaving us just one step away from infections that are completely untreatable.
    Sabrina Tavernise, Erica Goode and Denise Grady.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 May 2016 01:03:33 GMT.
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  • Album: When New York Harbor Is the Endpoint of a 17-Day Sprint
    Ben Zucker’s photographs capture several of the vessels that competed in this year’s Transat bakerly, including a winning sailboat, the Solidaires en Peloton-Arsep.
    John Leland.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 May 2016 23:42:23 GMT.
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  • Dodgers Promote Top Prospect, 19-Year-Old Julio Urias To Make MLB Debut Friday Vs. New York Mets
    Imagine having not one, but two Clayton Kershaw's in the same rotation? Dodgers' top prospect Julio Urias to make MLB Debut Friday.
    By Zach Petersel.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 May 2016 18:34:00 GMT.
  • Donald Trump's Pocahontas comment draws 'that's very offensive' from blogger
    A Calgary-based blogger is making headlines and trending on social media after objecting to Donald Trump’s use of the word Pocahontas to describe a United States senator.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 27 May 2016 12:05:48 EDT.
  • Epic Systems loses appeal in overtime pay dispute
    A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.
    Modern Healthcare.  Fri, 27 May 2016 12:01:38 EST.
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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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