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  • Shot TV host was to face grand jury
    A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:57:39 GMT.
  • Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed
    Police in New York City say an intruder stabbed a couple who interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife.
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:41 EDT.
  • A 40 Hour Work Week In The United States Actually Lasts 47 Hours
    According to a Gallup poll, the working week in the United States is almost a full working day longer than standard. ...
    By Niall Mccarthy.  Forbes.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:40:00 GMT.
  • Turkey Summons U.S. Diplomat Over Spying Report
    Turkey is demanding an explanation from the United States over a media report that said Washington spied on Turkish leaders.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:27:28 +0000.
  • VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questioned
    Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:13 GMT.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Ukraine Conflict Has Been a Lift for China, Scholars Say
    As the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia over the unrest in eastern Ukraine, China has been able to stand apart and gain concrete advantages, experts on foreign policy say.
    By Jane Perlez.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:18:32 GMT.
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  • U.S. Open 2014: Gilles Simon Ousts David Ferrer
    Gilles Simon, seeded 26th, defeated fourth-seeded David Ferrer to become the first man at this United States Open to send a top-10 seed home, on a day when rain suspended play for about two hours.
    By Naila-jean Meyers.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:50:44 GMT.
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  • US Celebrates Labor Day
    Americans are celebrating Labor Day, a national holiday honoring the contributions of workers. The holiday has also come to mark the unofficial end of summer in the United States. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:02:53 -0400.
  • For Alfa dealer, the wait is over
    From his small dealership between New York City and Connecticut, 78-year-old Alfredo Gulla has waited nearly 20 years for his beloved Alfa Romeo to return.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • New war games launched in Latvia amid Ukraine crisis - The Baltic Times
    Around 1,000 troops from six countries will take part in military exercises in Latvia this week. Troops and air forces fromLatvia, United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria will ...
    Baltic Times.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
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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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