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United States: Federal republic in North America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Bid

bernie sanders launches 2020 presidential bid
by Simon Baxendale - While the US General Election of 2016 was notable in many ways, the lead-up was just as dramatic. For the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton managed to knock out all of her rival..
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Videos for United States

Release of Mueller report up to Barr: Trump [Video]Release of Mueller report up to Barr: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be totally up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Trump's..

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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United States and three Central American nations announced an effort to combat human trafficking through the US-Mexico border, just days after..

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New York City Settles U.S. Claims Over Superstorm Sandy [Video]New York City Settles U.S. Claims Over Superstorm Sandy

According to Reuters, New York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in..

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House Democrats Plan To Introduce Resolution To Stop Trump's National Emergency [Video]House Democrats Plan To Introduce Resolution To Stop Trump's National Emergency

According to a report by Reuters, Democrats in the US House Of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border..

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Mike Pompeo Says Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS Not Allowed To Return To The U.S. [Video]Mike Pompeo Says Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS Not Allowed To Return To The U.S.

According to a report by CNN, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November of 2014 to join..

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U.S. Dismisses Putin's Nuclear Comments [Video]U.S. Dismisses Putin's Nuclear Comments

According to Reuters, on Wednesday t he United States dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia as..

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White House Preparing Panel To Question Security Risks Posed By Climate Change [Video]White House Preparing Panel To Question Security Risks Posed By Climate Change

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the White House is preparing a presidential plan that would question US military intelligence reports showing that human-driven climate change poses a..

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Supreme Court backs ‘excessive fines’ ban [Video]Supreme Court backs ‘excessive fines’ ban

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S...

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Environmental groups suing the Trump administration over its border wall plans say the emergency declaration puts endangered species at greater risk.

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U.S. Judge Dismisses Boys' Lawsuit Against Trump Climate Rollbacks [Video]U.S. Judge Dismisses Boys' Lawsuit Against Trump Climate Rollbacks

According to Reuters, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing..

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North Korea diplomats sidelined ahead of talks [Video]North Korea diplomats sidelined ahead of talks

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes [Video]Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday as the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January meeting showed policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes posed little risk. Fred..

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Lindsey Vonn Honored At Laureus World Sports Awards [Video]Lindsey Vonn Honored At Laureus World Sports Awards

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Trump expects to meet Kim Jong Un again after Hanoi [Video]Trump expects to meet Kim Jong Un again after Hanoi

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again after their planned summit next week in Hanoi. Speaking at the White House, Trump said he..

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Russia probe report release up to AG Barr: Trump [Video]Russia probe report release up to AG Barr: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be totally up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Rough Cut (no..

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'Being a man' means 'being a good human': Obama [Video]'Being a man' means 'being a good human': Obama

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SCOTUS Rules Ban On Excessive Fines Applies To States [Video]SCOTUS Rules Ban On Excessive Fines Applies To States

In an unanimous ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided excessive fines can't be imposed by state and local governments, per the Eighth Amendment.

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Federal Government May Have to Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws [Video]Federal Government May Have to Enforce Stricter Vaccine Laws

The FDA says the federal government may have to step in if states don't enact stricter vaccination rules.

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Trump Says March 1 Deadline For China Trade Talks Not 'Magical' Date [Video]Trump Says March 1 Deadline For China Trade Talks Not 'Magical' Date

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations. Tariffs on $200..

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Trump Signs Directive In Step to Create U.S. Space Force [Video]Trump Signs Directive In Step to Create U.S. Space Force

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive to start the lengthy process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space, the U.S...

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According to Reuters, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday that the number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an..

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U.S. & Allies On China's Huawei [Video]U.S. & Allies On China's Huawei

According to Reuters, U.S. Senator Mark Warner said on Wednesday he wanted to “more fully understand” Britain’s reasoning for saying it had not seen any malicious activity by China’s Huawei..

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Stricker named U.S. captain for 2020 Ryder Cup [Video]Stricker named U.S. captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

New U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Threatens to Retaliate if U.S. Deploys New Missiles in Europe [Video]Russian President Vladimir Putin Threatens to Retaliate if U.S. Deploys New Missiles in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as..

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Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a..
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Trump signs directive in step to create U.S. Space Force

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Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. presidency again in 2020

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CORRECTED: U.S. envoy for North Korea heads to Vietnam for pre-summit talks

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Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

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Firstpost - Published

Trump 'in no rush' on North Korea denuclearisation as envoy heads to finalise summit plans

By Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
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Brazil to send aid to Venezuela together with U.S.: spokesman

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Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race

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Firstpost - Published

Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report

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Firstpost - Published

Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked his acting attorney general to put a Trump-allied prosecutor in charge of a federal probe into the president's role in hush payments to women..
Firstpost - Published

Trump wants North Korea to denuclearize, but is in no hurry

By Jeff Mason and Josh Smith WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program, but he is in no rush and has no pressing time..
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Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S.
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Indian-American couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide at affluent Texas suburb; teen daughter asleep at time of incident

Police said Shanti was found with a gunshot wound to her head in the driveway of the home on Pendergrass and Sheffield Court. Sreenivas was found in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and a..
Firstpost - Published

Sailor George Mendonsa photographed in iconic Times Square kiss image dies at 95, two days before birthday

George Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on 14 August, 1945 - known as V-J Day, the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled..
Firstpost - Published

Support Juan Guaido or lose everything, Donald Trump tells Venezuelan military after Nicolas Maduro refuses to allow humanitarian aid

US president Donald Trump urged Venezuela's military Monday to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas..
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16 US states sue Donald Trump for declaring national emergency to fund border wall, claim move violates Constitution

Sixteen US states sued US president Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated..
Firstpost - Published

Trump to say Venezuela's military at risk for supporting Maduro

By Steve Holland WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S.
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U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

By Phil Stewart AIRBASE IN NORTHEAST SYRIA (Reuters) - The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight..
Firstpost - Published

Trump Declares State of Emergency - And Could Be Getting Sued as a Result

trump declares state of emergency - and could be getting sued as a result
by Alice Monroe - The ongoing political fracas between Donald Trump and Congress with regard to the funding of his proposed border wall with the US and Mexico appears to have been knocked up a gear,..
One News Page Staff - Published

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