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  • VIDEO: Film features plight of African park
    The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:22:06 GMT.
  • Africa: U.S, African Countries Team Up to Tackle Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
    [VOA]Three blocs of African countries and the United States have agreed to coordinate efforts to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
    All Africa.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:58:15 GMT.
  • Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers
    A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:02:43 GMT.
  • With 24 Million Students, Codecademy Is Bigger Than You Thought
    Way back in the heady days of early 2012, Codecademy became a darling of New York tech world after attracting 200,000 students in seven days through its wildly popular Code Year campaign. ...
    By J.j. Colao.  Forbes.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:40:00 GMT.
  • NYC police head: We won't quit social media
    The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07 EDT.
  • US lifts freeze, will deliver Apache choppers to Egypt
    The United States will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:33:00 +0200.
  • NYC Department of Records archives showcase city's history
    You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the 900,000 plus images available online through the NYC Department of Records archives. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:00:00 Z.
  • US to Deliver Apache Helicopters to Egypt, Relaxing Hold on Aid
    The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's armed forces ousted President Mohamed Morsi last year and cracked down violently on protesters. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:04 -0400.
  • U.S. troops head to the Baltics - The Baltic Times
    The United States will deploy about 600 troops to Poland and Baltic countries, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, April 22, reports AFP. A company of 150 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd ...
    Baltic Times.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • US to Send 600 Paratroops to Poland, Baltics
    The United States is sending about 600 paratroopers to Poland and the Baltic states in an expansion meant to underscore its commitment to NATO allies as a result of escalating tensions in Ukraine. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:56:20 -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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