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  • An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recognized, 75 Years Later
    Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant who settled in New York, was the chief carver of the monument, which the National Park Service recently acknowledged after a long effort by his family.
    Sam Roberts.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:46:30 GMT.
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  • U.S. OKs Russian Overflights Despite Worries About Intrusive Surveillance
    The United States has authorized a Russian surveillance jet to overfly U.S. territory as part of an international treaty, closing a dispute that had elicited vocal criticism from some lawmakers over the technology being used by the Russians.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:16:54 +0000.
  • Lethal Buzzers: America’s Six Most Dangerous Mosquitoes
    Among the planet’s 3,000 mosquito species, here are a few offenders in the United States that can transmit diseases to humans, such as the Zika virus.
    Emily S. Rueb.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:41:09 GMT.
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  • Chemists Find New Method For Recycling Common Plastics As Fuel
    Researchers have discovered a cleaner, greener way to turn millions of tons of waste plastic into usable liquid fuel.
    By Janet Burns.  Forbes.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:30:00 GMT.
  • Pat Summitt, legend of women's basketball, dies at 64
    Acclaimed basketball coach Pat Summitt, who led one of the best teams in college history and the USA team to Olympic glory, dies aged 64 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:05:28 GMT.
  • Top Gear USA cancelled, BBC confirms
    The US version of the popular motoring show has been cancelled, the BBC has confirmed.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:01:44 GMT.
  • Zika Funding Fails in US Senate
    With mosquito season well underway in the United States, the U.S. Senate blocked new funds to fight the Zika virus Tuesday, prompting furious partisan finger-pointing in the oft-gridlocked chamber. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:40:59 -0400.
  • Being Young and Muslim in America
    On June 28, the Voice of America hosted a panel discussion at the Newsuem in Washington to explore the social challenges facing Muslim Millennials in the United States.
    Voice of America.  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:13:02 -0400.
  • Africa: A New Breed of Business for the SDGs
    [SciDev.Net] Global leaders from business, civil society and universities meet in New York, United States, today for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. ...
    All Africa.  Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:55:25 GMT.
  • USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Roster
    Evan Skoug is part of the roster for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team The post USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Roster appeared first on
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:29:23 +0000.
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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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