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  • "Birdman" Stars Discuss Its Filming
    In a recent panel discussion in New York, actors appearing in Alejandro Inarritu’s new hit movie Birdman had nothing but praise for the unusual way the film was made.
    By Jane Levere.  Forbes.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:00 GMT.
  • Hamilton fastest in America practice
    Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:06:28 GMT.
  • Syrian Photographer’s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action
    A celebrated defector is no longer optimistic that the United States has the will to stop the abuses committed by the Assad government.
    By Michael R. Gordon.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:51 GMT.
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  • Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test
    The winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons the past two years, Jeptoo may lose her World Marathon Majors title after testing positive for a banned substance.
    By Mary Pilon.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:11:45 GMT.
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  • 2015 New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects Chat
    Baseball America’s Josh Norris will be here at 2 p.m. EST to chat about the Yankees top 10 prospects. ...
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:01:12 +0000.
  • NHL star Vanek linked to gambling, money laundering case: report
    NHL star Thomas Vanek’s name has surfaced again in connection with a case involving an alleged illegal sports gambling ring and money laundering in Western New York.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:39:58 EDT.
  • Aston Martin wins temporary exemption to new U.S. safety rules
    British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin has been granted a temporary exemption to new safety rules in the United States that would have stopped it selling hundreds of cars in one of its key markets, federal regulators said today.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:27:59 EST.  Subscription required.
  • American Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge After Failed Bid to Join IS
    An American man who tried but failed to join the Islamic State militant group faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the United States on Thursday for attempting to support a terrorist group. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:22:23 -0400.
  • US bigwigs blast Netanyahu as 'chickenshit'
    Stinging remarks by US President Barack Obama's officials have added fuel to the United States's row with Israel.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200.
  • US Advises Citizens Against All Non-Essential Travel to Burundi
    The United States has issued a travel warning for Burundi and instituted a de facto night-time curfew for U.S. government employees in the small African nation. The U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:58:57 -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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