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  • Wellington Aims To Be Most Prosperous, Livable and Vibrant City in the Southern Hemisphere
    There are cities around the world where there is a distinct energy about them. When you are in a place like New York, London or Beijing your mind and senses know that you are apart of something special. ...
    By Jason Lim.  Forbes.  Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:02:00 GMT.
  • Review: ‘George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker’ at Lincoln Center
    New York City Ballet’s version of this holiday classic returns to the David H. Koch Theater, with Andrew Litton as the company’s music director.
    Brian Seibert.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:00:10 GMT.
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  • May Gives White Sox Healthy Returns
    CHICAGO—Center fielder Jacob May is back up and running, and that is very good news for the White Sox. ...
    Scot Gregor.  Baseball America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:00:31 +0000.
  • Nanthealth holds off on IPO
    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is postponing the initial public offering of NantHealth, his precision medicine start-up, according to the Los Angeles Times.Soon-Shiong had said he wanted to take the company public by the end of 2015.
    Modern Healthcare.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:56:52 EST.
  • PPE 2015: Interview with portrait photographer Victoria Will
    Trained as a photojournalist, Victoria Will found herself gravitating toward portraiture as she honed her skills at the New York Post. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:00:00 Z.
  • In New York, Warm Reception for Syrian Refugees
    A divisive debate over the fate of Syrian refugees ripples across the United States. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0500.
  • Editorial: The Danger of Urban Oil Drilling
    Los Angeles is accused of failing to address environmental consequences, especially in lower-income minority neighborhoods.
    The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:49:19 GMT.
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  • Chicago gang members targeted 9-year-old boy shot in alley, say police
    A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:40:33 EST.
  • Charges over Chicago child 'execution'
    Chicago police say a 27-year-old man has been charged with murder over the execution-style shooting of a nine-year-old boy.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:54:24 GMT.
  • In New York, a Warmer Reception for Syrian Refugees
    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, politicians and others are calling for a ban — or at least a delay — on the influx of refugees to the United States. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:13:05 -0500.
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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.

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