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  • Obama's Russia Sanctions: Corporate America Has Much More To Lose Than Washington Realizes
    In imposing sanctions on Russia, the Obama administration seems not to have noticed that U.S. allies may not be as enthusiastic as the United States in penalizing their corporations' Russian export opportunities.
    By Eamonn Fingleton.  Forbes.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:53:00 GMT.
  • Did Bolt see Scotland play netball?
    Did Usain Bolt watch the Commonwealth Games netball?
    BBC News.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:31:14 GMT.
  • Liverpool's move for Remy collapses
    Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR's striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.
    BBC News.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:29:32 GMT.
  • EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine
    Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:56 EDT.
  • New York Times calls for marijuana legalization
    The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:28:00 +0200.
  • Judge Declares Washington DC Ban on Public Handguns Unconstitutional
    A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a ban on carrying handguns in Washington, DC is unconstitutional. The ruling, made public Saturday, overturns the city's prohibition on carrying a gun in public. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:53:08 -0400.
  • Sports Briefing | Golf: Top-Seeded U.S. Is Out of International Crown
    Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu each birdied the first playoff hole Saturday in Owings Mills, Md., and South Korea eliminated the top-seeded United States.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:05:08 GMT.
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  • Norman Foster Enjoys a New York Moment
    Four major creations from the British designer Norman Foster, who favors lots of stainless steel and glass, are under construction or close to breaking ground in Manhattan.
    By C. J. Hughes.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:12:47 GMT.
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  • Three medals for Team USA Cycling in the Time Trial Superfinals on Saturday
    Team USA Cycling earned three medals on Saturday as the elite and junior competitions got underway at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships.
    USA Cycling.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:40:04 GMT.
  • Is Refsnyder Next In Line For Yanks?
    NEW YORK—A system that has been criticized for poor drafting and developing in recent years has begun to deliver pitchers to the Bronx. ...
    George King.  Baseball America.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:25 +0000.
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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.

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