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  • Turkey welcomes Cuba-US rapprochement
    The Turkish capital has voiced its pleasure over the announcement of rapprochement between Cuba and the United States
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:23:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Statement From USAID Administrator Shah
    [USAID]I want to thank President Obama for the honor of serving our country these past five years as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:44 GMT.
  • New York City 'hinge on Lampard'
    How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:57:43 GMT.
  • Video: First Store Staffed Entirely by Telepresence Robots Opens in California
    The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. ...
    Elizabeth Montalbano.  Design News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:50:00 EST.
  • U.S. Calls On Belarus To Release Political Prisoners
    The United States is calling on Belarus to release all of its “political prisoners” ahead of the fourth anniversary of a crackdown that resulted in the jailing of hundreds of opposition activists.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:36:56 +0000.
  • A ‘Brave’ Move by Obama Removes a Wedge in Relations With Latin America
    Leaders who have consistently lambasted the United States and President Obama abruptly changed course, praising the policy shift on Cuba.
    By Simon Romero and William Neuman.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:35:07 GMT.
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  • Editorial: Insurance Fairness for Transgender People
    In a move to protect the civil rights of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making sure that gender reassignment surgery and other treatments are covered.
    By The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:07:52 GMT.
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  • Cubans Imagine New, More Prosperous Life Without an Old Foe
    From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:56 -0500.
  • New York Says No To Fracking Jobs And Any Fracking Money
    Politics and Energy are hardly strange or unusual bedfellows. We know they’ve been under the covers with each other for a very long time, which is why when politicians act as though they didn’t know it really is irritating.
    By Bill Tucker.  Forbes.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:39:00 GMT.
  • Vatican Mediation in US-Cuba Relations Applauded
    Pope Francis' involvement in helping Cuba and the United States improve diplomatic relations was seen as a positive step forward at the Vatican on Thursday. The pontiff congratulated the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:29:38 -0500.
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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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