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  • Common Explains Why 'Nobody's Smiling' In Chicago
    Over Independence Day weekend, 60 people were shot and nine were killed. ...
    By Zack O'malley Greenburg.  Forbes.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT.
  • DealBook: Spitzer Returns, Taking Aim Again at Financial Analysts
    Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former governor of New York, is now backing a website called TipRanks, an Israeli start-up that aims to hold financial experts accountable for their stock recommendations.
    By Sydney Ember.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:57:16 GMT.
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  • Registration Now Open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014
    Registration is now open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014, the annual photographic tradeshow that takes place in New York City, every autumn. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:43:00 Z.
  • Books of The Times: Catherine Lacey’s ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’
    In Catherine Lacey’s novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” a woman abruptly flees her life in New York and flies to New Zealand, where she has one surreal encounter after another.
    By Dwight Garner.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:57:48 GMT.
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  • IBM-Apple partnership could have big health IT impact
    IBM's plan to partner with Apple could prove significant for healthcare, addressing issues of data security that have stood in the way of the expansion of mobile healthcare usage and development.
    Modern Healthcare.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST.
  • Africa: Inside the Head of a Migrant
    [SciDev.Net]The strapline of a recent news article in The Economist claims "a wave of unaccompanied children swamps the debate over immigration" in the United States. ...
    All Africa.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:56 GMT.
  • Police probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch
    Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14 EDT.
  • Harrison tree killed by beetles
    A pine tree planted in 2004 in a Los Angeles park in memory of former Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested by beetles.
    BBC News.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:03:56 GMT.
  • Billy Joel Chosen for Library of Congress Pop Music Prize
    The Library of Congress, the national library of the United States, is honoring American singer-songwriter Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:18 -0400.
  • Former Ford digital exec Monty joins PR and social media firm
    Scott Monty, Ford's former social media chief who left the automaker two months ago, is joining Shift Communications, a public relations and social media agency with offices in Boston, San Francisco and New York.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:16:41 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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