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  • David Geffen Captures Naming Rights to Avery Fisher Hall With Donation
    Mr. Geffen, the entertainment magnate, is giving $100 million to help pay for the renovation of the home of the New York Philharmonic.
    By Robin Pogrebin.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:19 GMT.
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  • Lawyer on Snowden’s Return to the U.S.
    Anatoly G. Kucherena, a lawyer for the former American intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, said he was in talks with American and German lawyers about his client’s return to the United States.
    International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:49:56 GMT.
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  • Kazakh Teen Charged In U.S. With Aiding IS Has Murky Past
    The background of a Kazakh teenager arrested in the United States on suspicion of assisting the Islamic State (IS) group is shrouded in mystery, an investigation by RFE/RL's Kazakh Service has revealed.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:44:14 +0000.
  • Scott Walker and the Gotcha Question
    Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.) got caught up in the wake of the dust storm kicked up when former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a private dinner in New York featuring Mr. ...
    By Jerry Weissman.  Forbes.  Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:42:00 GMT.
  • Former US Negotiator Pessimistic on Peace Prospects in Korea
    Tensions are rising again on the Korean peninsula as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military drills this week. In Seoul, a former chief U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:58:30 -0500.
  • VIDEO: The robot that can play the violin
    A retired engineer in the USA has created a 'kinetic sculpture' that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:29:56 GMT.
  • NFL pair to donate brains for research
    New York Giants' Steve Weatherford and former NFL player Sidney Rice want their brains to help research into injuries.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:19:23 GMT.
  • Message -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe
    TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:35:00 +0000.
  • Fiat Chrysler may sell more than 10% of Ferrari in New York IPO
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may sell a stake exceeding 10 percent when its Ferrari division holds an initial public offering this year, as more investors than expected seek a share of the supercar manufacturer.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:57:34 EST.  Subscription required.
  • US will 'protect' Syrian rebels when time comes: envoy
    The United States will be ready to "protect" moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top US official said March 2.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:22:00 +0200.
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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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