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  • Bits: Daily Report: The Tax Man Comes for Apple in Ireland
    Unlike their counterparts in the United States, European regulators are focusing on complaints about the technology industry.
    Jim Kerstetter.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:48:45 GMT.
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  • U.S. Open Today: How and What to Watch on Day 2
    Here’s what’s happening, and what’s going to happen, at the United States Open on Tuesday.
    Naila-jean Meyers and Daniel Gendler.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:02:29 GMT.
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  • U.S. Offers Bounty For Fugitive Tajik Colonel
    The United States is offering a reward of $3 million for information about fugitive Tajik Colonel Gulmurod Halimov, who joined the Islamic State (IS) group last year.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:44:20 +0000.
  • First Half 2016 Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts Reveal Increases For Many But Not All Metropolitan Areas
    A ranking of the top U.S. metropolitan areas by the dollar amount of construction starts for commercial and multifamily buildings shows that the New York NY metropolitan area continued to lead the nation during the first half of 2016.  Thr, 18 Aug 2016 23:30:00 EST.
  • Broadcast Media Has A Youth Problem
    Traditional broadcast media has a problem attracting young viewers to watch live events. And not Michael Phelps, Simone Biles or even Usain Bolt can fix it.
    By Jon Markman.  Forbes.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:52:00 GMT.
  • African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood
    Some actors and directors from Africa are getting the chance to learn from their Hollywood counterparts. Creative professionals from Africa will get to spend three weeks in Los Angeles, visiting movie studios and taking intensive classes. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:32:00 -0400.
  • TV audience for MTV VMAs drops, while Facebook streams rise tenfold
    The Sunday broadcast of the Video Music Awards saw a third fewer people tune in, the New York Times reports, but Facebook streams have a massive increase.
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:36:08 GMT.
  • Jumpy Americans
    Travellers fled Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday in the latest case of panic at US airports. Are people getting jumpier about attacks?
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:26:22 GMT.
  • Africa: Addressing the Dangers of Freelance Journalism
    [IPS] New York -As the reliance on freelance journalists by news organisation has increased, so has the burden of guaranteeing a safe working environment for these journalists, especially when reporting from war-torn areas.
    All Africa.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:12:07 GMT.
  • Kim Dotcom Wins Right to 'Broadcast' Extradition Appeal
    A New Zealand judge has ruled that Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can livestream an upcoming court hearing on his appeal against his extradition to the United States, where he is facing criminal charges related to online piracy. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:19:11 -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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