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  • Iran Sentences Two Charged With Spying to 10 Years in Prison
    The judiciary did not release the names of the two people convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.
    Thomas Erdbrink.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:04:55 GMT.
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  • Team USA Bounces Back At 18U World Cup
    Within the span of a few hours, on opposite sides of the world, USA Baseball sent two teams into action against Mexico. ...
    Teddy Cahill.  Baseball America.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:34:21 +0000.
  • Baseball Fan Falls to Death at Atlanta Braves Game
    A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:03:39 -0400.
  • Renowned neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at 82
    Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died on Sunday at the age of 82, the New York Times reported.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:59:37 EDT.
  • Sports Briefing | Golf: American Leads in Alabama as Sun Sets
    Austin Ernst of the United States took the lead at 10 under par before darkness forced the suspension of third-round play in a weather-delayed L.P.G.A. event in Prattville, Ala.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:01:46 GMT.
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  • Baseball fan dies in fall at Atlanta
    A baseball fan dies after falling from an upper stand at Turner Field, during the Atlanta Braves game with the New York Yankees.
    BBC News.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:31:32 GMT.
  • An Actually-Chic Fashion Brand With Burning Man Origins
    The brand may have originated at Burning Man, but the clothes are at home on a New York runway.
    By Kristen Philipkoski.  Forbes.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:52:00 GMT.
  • Eaton of US Breaks Decathlon Record in Beijing
    Ashley Eaton of the United States broke his own record in the decathlon at the 2015 world championships in Beijing Saturday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:44:59 -0400.
  • After Fleeing To Pakistan, Convicted U.S. Official Returns For Jail
    After spending 16 months in a Pakistani jail, a former deputy treasurer for the U.S. state of Ohio, Amer Ahmad, returned to the United States and was handed a 15-year prison sentence on August 28 on corruption charges.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:45:02 +0000.
  • How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
    Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT.
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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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