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  • New York-Penn League All-Star Game Ends In Tie
    BROOKLYN—The New York-Penn League all-star game ended in a 1-1 tie Tuesday, marking the first time in the game’s 10-year history that there wasn’t a winner. ...
    Everett Merrill.  Baseball America.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:25 +0000.
  • DealBook: Infineon to Buy International Rectifier, a Chip Maker, for $3 Billion
    The merger, the biggest ever by Infineon, will bolster the Germany manufacturer’s presence in Asia and the United States.
    By Michael J. De La Merced.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:04:21 GMT.
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  • The Coming Crash And Rebirth Of Smartphone Apps
    The sales and usage reports from the app world are not good, but it shouldn’t be surprising. ...
    By Jonathan Salem Baskin.  Forbes.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:01:00 GMT.
  • Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries
    Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
    BBC News.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:06 GMT.
  • Don Pardo: A Voice on Television That Stood Out
    Before “Saturday Night Live,” Don Pardo was known in New York, where he spent his early career making the mundane sound important.
    By James Barron.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:13:36 GMT.
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  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State
    President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09 EDT.
  • Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead
    Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.
    BBC News.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:13:32 GMT.
  • Africa: USAID's Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises
    [State Department]This blog post by Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, originally appeared on the USAID website on August 12.
    All Africa.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:23:22 GMT.
  • New York Times hails Latvia’s ’Versailles’ after restoration of palace - The Baltic Times
    U.S. newspaper New York Times has praised Latvia's Baroque-style Rundale Palace, calling it the "Latvian Versailles." The newspaper reports on the ten-year long restoration of Rundale ...
    Baltic Times.  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • US Defenseless Against North Korean EMP Threat
    The electric grid in the United States remains largely unprotected, according to a longtime adviser to Congress on national security issues. Peter Vincent Pry told VOA he believes North Korea is ready to attempt a strike on the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:08:51 -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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