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  • Tennis Umpire Suspended for Corruption Worked at U.S. Open
    The United States Tennis Association, which operates the Open, blamed “a flaw in our process” for allowing the umpire work as a linesman.
    Christopher Clarey.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:48:26 GMT.
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  • Manilow 'doing well' after surgery
    Singer Barry Manilow is out of surgery and "doing well" after being rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.
    BBC News.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:23:40 GMT.
  • Review: An Intense yet Pastoral Mahler, Cowbells Included
    Semyon Bychkov conducts the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.
    James R. Oestreich.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:51:19 GMT.
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  • What Does Your Supermarket Say About You?
    In the 17 years since the online grocery store FreshDirect was launched in New York City—by a former CEO of Fairway, itself a cult grocery brand—it has grown into a phenomenon throughout the tristate area.
    By Marian Salzman.  Forbes.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:58:00 GMT.
  • As our data consumption uses too much power, one company floats a solution
    Every time you update your Facebook profile, every time you email a friend, every time you stream your favourite show, you're using data. And the energy required to power that usage is increasingly becoming a problem.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:00:00 EST.
  • NY cop found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black man
    A jury on Feb. 11 found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:54:00 +0200.
  • Barry Manilow rushed to hospital
    The singer was taken to a Los Angeles hospital due to complications from emergency oral surgery.
    BBC News.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:03:28 GMT.
  • U.S. Increases Air Strikes On Islamic State In Afghanistan
    The United States has expanded its air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama granted commanders broader authority to target the group there, a U.S. military spokesman said on February 11.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:57:38 +0000.
  • Three Nissan Winter Warrior Concepts Brave Chilly Chicago
    At the 2016 Chicago auto show, Nissan brought out the Rogue Winter Warrior crossover concept it revealed last month. ...
    Sogbac.  Motor Trend.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:45:32 +0000.
  • Toyota's TRD Pro version of Tacoma built to take on roughest terrain
    Toyota, fresh off launching the redesigned Tacoma late last year, is expanding the midsize truck's lineup with a high-performance off-road version. Toyota unveiled the Tacoma TRD Pro today at the Chicago Auto Show.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:45:00 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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