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  • Floyd Norris In The NY Times Completely Misunderstands The Taxation Of Capital Income
    This is rather annoying, seeing the New York Times advancing arguments that are quite so at odds with reality. ...
    By Tim Worstall.  Forbes.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:08:00 GMT.
  • Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case
    A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.
    Miami Herald.  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:13 EDT.
  • Africa: Rescued Abducted Girls' Figure Rises to 20
    [Leadership]Borno State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Musa Inuwa Kubo, on Thursday night told journalists by telephone that that the number of girls that escaped the Boko Haram captivity had now risen to 20.
    All Africa.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:27 GMT.
  • U.S. dealers grapple with recall pain -- missing parts, overtime, lost sales
    With multimillion-unit recalls by GM and Toyota, and numerous smaller recalls by other automakers, dealerships in the United States are grappling with missing parts, rising overtime costs for technicians, frustrated customers, and lost sales.
    AutoNews.com.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:23:16 EST.  Subscription required.
  • US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
    The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
    BBC News.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT.
  • Iraqi Immigrant Guilty Of Killing Wife In U.S.
    In the United States, a court in California has convicted an Iraqi immigrant of beating his wife to death.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:45 +0000.
  • Trial of Egyptian Cleric Opens in New York
    The U.S. federal trial of terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri began Thursday in a New York courtroom where the Egyptian-born cleric faces multiple terror-related charges.   Assistant U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:45:57 -0400.
  • Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'
    A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:46:44 GMT.
  • South African Airways Launches Airbus A330-200 Aircraft on Washington, DC - Dakar - Johannesburg Route
    South African Airways (SAA) will introduce the modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft on its daily flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Johannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal, effective September 1, 2014.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:39:08 EST.
  • US Authorizes Non-Lethal Aid for Ukraine
    The United States will send additional non-lethal military support to Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday, in the latest U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0400.
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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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