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  • Bits Blog: Regulators Crack Down on Marketers of ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans
    TracFone Wireless, the largest provider of prepaid mobile service in the United States, agreed to pay $40 million to settle charges that it had deceived customers in its marketing of “unlimited” data plans.
    By Natasha Singer.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:14:51 GMT.
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  • States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid
    Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.
    By Rick Rojas and Motoko Rich.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:49:54 GMT.
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  • Puerto Rico profile
    Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean.
    BBC News.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:41:48 GMT.
  • Georgian FM To Meet Biden In U.S. Visit
    Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has begun her first working visit to the United States since assuming office in November.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:43:10 +0000.
  • Obama: Netanyahu Meeting Before Israel Election 'Inappropriate'
    President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate'' two weeks before an election in that country. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:44:55 -0500.
  • Africa: Obasanjo, Balarabe Musa for Africa's Leadership Discourse
    [Daily Trust]Ibadan -Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Convener of Eastern Mandate Union, Dr. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:42:52 GMT.
  • Placido Domingo revives Woody Allen Puccini opera
    Placido Domingo will star in a return to Los Angeles of Woody Allen's first opera production, Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," the opera house said on Jan. 27
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0200.
  • US admits snow forecast errors
    The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
    BBC News.  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:35:20 GMT.
  • How The Wealthiest Families Save Taxes With Foreign Trusts . . . Legally
    In 1997, Congress enacted relatively simple means by which US persons with assets that remain in the United States can achieve foreign tax status for their trusts and garner all of the tax benefits of such characterization.
    By Todd Ganos.  Forbes.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:50:00 GMT.
  • NYC Officials Defend Shutting Down City for Blizzard That Wasn't
    Winter Storm Juno, as it's being called, dumped as much as 60 centimeters (almost 2 feet) of snow on parts of the northeastern United States but failed to live up to its "historic" billing in New York City. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:00 -0500.
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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.

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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