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  • A Magisterial Synthesis Of Apes And Human Evolution
    University of Chicago anthropologist Russell H. Tuttle's book, Apes and Human Evolution, is a grand synthesis of all the latest research and data about primates and their relation to Homo sapiens.
    By John Farrell.  Forbes.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:00 GMT.
  • Iran open to extending nuclear talks by up to one year
    The United States and Iran sought to bridge gaps in negotiations on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal, as Iran signalled it was open to extending the talks by up to a year
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:09:00 +0200.
  • Iran nuclear talks set to miss deadline, countries seek extension
    Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:29:11 EST.
  • Afghan Parliament Approves U.S., NATO Agreements
    Afghanistan's parliament has approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow international troops to remain in Afghanistan past the end of this year.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:25:43 +0000.
  • Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies
    Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
    BBC News.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT.
  • Afghanistan Approves Plan to Increase US, NATO Military Action
    Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has approved agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year, amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:39:36 -0500.
  • Affordable Housing in New York City Sparks Debate
    Leaving the Mitchell-Lama program paves the way for market-rate sales at Southbridge Towers. Sound good? Not everyone thinks so.
    By Ronda Kaysen.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:52:46 GMT.
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  • Saudi Detainee Is Released From Guantánamo Bay After 12 Years
    Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani, was sent to Saudi Arabia on the recommendation of a United States government board that has been re-evaluating the need to continue holding some of Guantánamo’s prisoners.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:45:26 GMT.
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  • US Transfers Saudi Prisoner From Guantanamo Bay Prison
    The United States has released another inmate from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Muhammed Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, who was transferred to Saudi Arabia, spent 12 years at the prison for allegedly fighting for al-Qaida. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:24:22 -0500.
  • Yankees’ Austin Re-establishes Himself
    NEW YORK—To say that Tyler Austin had slipped on the prospect list wouldn’t have been accurate. A wrist injury limited him to 85 games in 2013, when he batted .265/.351/.378. ...
    George King.  Baseball America.  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:00:35 +0000.
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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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