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  • After Indicting 14 Soccer Officials, U.S. Vows to End Graft in FIFA
    Hours after indicting 14 people, the Justice Department and prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York pledged to rid the international soccer organization of systemic corruption.
    Stephanie Clifford and Matt Apuzzo.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 May 2015 17:52:39 GMT.
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  • Murray tested but into third round
    Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:08 GMT.
  • George Pataki Announces Run for the Republican Presidential Nomination
    The former three-term governor of New York faces long odds, but being a moderate could give him a bit of hope for the New Hampshire primary.
    Alexander Burns.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 May 2015 16:13:22 GMT.
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  • Pataki launches US presidential bid
    Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:20 GMT.
  • The One Chart To Show You The Future Of Grid Energy Storage
    The United States installed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage systems during the first quarter of this year, a 16% bump over the same period a year ago, according to a report released by GTM Research and Energy Storage Association on Wednesday.
    By Ucilia Wang.  Forbes.  Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:00 GMT.
  • Winston-Salem awarded 2016, 2017 Volkswagen USA Cycling Pro Road and TT Nationals
    Winston-Salem, N.C., has been selected to serve as the host city for the 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and TT National Championships.
    USA Cycling.  Thu, 28 May 2015 13:46:25 GMT.
  • JetBlue Launches Nonstop Service to Reno-Tahoe From New York
    JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today launched service to its latest destination, Nevada's Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), with nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
    Travel Industry Wire.  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:10:45 EST.
  • US Charges 15 Chinese Nationals in SAT Fraud Scheme
    Fifteen Chinese nationals living in the United States have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which imposters took college entrance exams including the SAT, the Justice Department said on Thursday. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 May 2015 11:49:54 -0400.
  • Denis Coderre makes Expos pitch to MLB commissioner
    Denis Coderre has got high hopes to bring major league baseball back to Montreal, and he's making the pitch official today in New York City. CBC News will livestream the news conference after the meeting.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 28 May 2015 11:25:25 EDT.
  • Africa: DNA Editing Could Reduce Sickle Cell Symptoms
    [SciDev.Net] Editing the DNA of human blood cells has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of hereditary blood diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, according to researchers from Australia and the United States.
    All Africa.  Thu, 28 May 2015 06:46:04 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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