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  • British Retailers’ Embrace of ‘Black Friday’ Brings Discounts and Disorder
    The kickoff to Christmas shopping, imported from the United States, has stoked merchant’s sales but also drawn criticism from police officials.
    By Stephen Castle.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:10:39 GMT.
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  • Is Google Doing Anything New?
    The New Yorker is mistaken in thinking that Google is General Motors.
    By Steve Denning.  Forbes.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:21:00 GMT.
  • Common Sense: With Art, Investing in Genius
    In a record-breaking auction season in New York, fine art perceived to be innovative and influential attracted smart money from investors.
    By James B. Stewart.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:55:50 GMT.
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  • UN Torture Watchdog Slams US for Police Brutality
    The United Nations Committee Against Torture urged the United States to investigate police abuse, as protests continue over a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:01:47 -0500.
  • Kahlo's home recreated in New York
    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:42:16 GMT.
  • Ferguson Protests Move to Retailers
    In the central United States, protesters in suburban Ferugson, Missouri, have moved their demonstrations against a grand jury's failure to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager to major retailers. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:30:50 -0500.
  • Afghan Senate Approves Security Agreements With U.S., NATO
    Afghanistan's upper house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow some 12,500 international troops to remain in the country beyond December 2014.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:37:27 +0000.
  • Delayed Arrival For Syndergaard
    NEW YORK—Noah Syndergaard had been expected to debut in the majors in 2014. ...
    Adam Rubin.  Baseball America.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:00:14 +0000.
  • Weekly Address: Happy Thanksgiving from the Obama Family
    Washington, DC -- In this week's address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and reflected on the history of our country and its celebration of diversity. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000.
  • United States country profile
    Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:32:26 GMT.
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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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