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  • Australia Warns of Terror Threat in Kenyan Capital
    The alert from the Australian diplomatic branch in Kenya follows a similar advisory two days ago from the United States about neighboring Uganda.
    Isma’il Kushkush.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:41:02 GMT.
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  • Follow the International Space Station Launch
    Scott Kelly will become the first American astronaut to head into space for a year. The New York Times will stream video and provide live updates from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Eastern time.
    The New York Times.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:40:03 GMT.
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  • Scenario Analysis: How Dish Might Not Be Able To Monetize Its Spectrum Holdings
    Dish has made significant investments in spectrum over the past few years and the company is now the fifth largest holder of wireless spectrum in the United States. ...
    By Trefis Team.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:00 GMT.
  • VIDEO: How one US school is battling obesity
    Newsround reporter Ricky visited the United States to see how a school in Philadelphia is tackling obesity.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:04:45 GMT.
  • 2015 NHSI Index
    This is the landing page for Baseball America’s comprehensive NHSI coverage from the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. ...
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:50:57 +0000.
  • Scion iA sedan uncovered
    The Scion iA, scheduled for a New York Auto Show debut next week, has been caught and spy photos show the subcompact with a fast, sloping hood and a wide, trapezoid-shaped front grille.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Twelve hurt in New York buildings collapse, blaze
    Twelve people were hurt when two New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through neighboring properties Thursday in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:24:00 +0200.
  • Syria's Assad Open to Dialogue With US
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he would be open to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect." In an interview with CBS, Assad was responding to recent comments by U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:57:37 -0400.
  • DOJ: Illinois National Guard Soldier Tried to Join ISIS
    U.S. federal law enforcement agents arrested two suburban Chicago men accused of trying to join ISIS overseas, while also plotting attacks in the United States. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:11:00 -0400.
  • Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Deadline Looms
    Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran are expected to continue in Switzerland on March 27.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:01:13 +0000.
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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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