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North America: Continent
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be described as a northern subcontinent of the Americas, or America, in models that use fewer than seven continents. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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Last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America under threat [Video]

Last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America under threat

About 90 percent of the Lacandon rainforest is believed to be already lost to deforestation.

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Trump plans to reduce U.S. troops in Germany [Video]

Trump plans to reduce U.S. troops in Germany

[NFA] The U.S. President says he wants to reduce troops in Germany to 25,000, accusing Berlin of not paying enough in military spending to NATO. Caroline Malone reports.

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Take a peek into an erupting volcano [Video]

Take a peek into an erupting volcano

Mexican experts conducted a flyover of the mighty Popocatepetl Volcano on Saturday (June 13) to take a peak inside its smoldering crater.

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Harry Styles postpones North American tour dates and plans to spend time educating himself about racism [Video]

Harry Styles postpones North American tour dates and plans to spend time educating himself about racism

Harry Styles has postponed his 2020 North American tour dates due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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Tesla slashes prices to boost demand [Video]

Tesla slashes prices to boost demand

Tesla is chopping prices as much as 6% on its electric vehicles in a bid to rev up demand. Fred Katayama reports.

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Renault, Nissan deepen ties in bid to survive [Video]

Renault, Nissan deepen ties in bid to survive

Renault and Nissan have set out plans to revive their alliance as they battle a global slump in sales. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America [Video]

Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America

Rabbits are under threat as a deadly hemorrhagic virus spreads across the southwestern United States.

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As Sales Sag And Droop, Victoria's Secret To Close 250 Stores [Video]

As Sales Sag And Droop, Victoria's Secret To Close 250 Stores

Victoria's Secret's parent company L Brands is permanently shuttering 250 stores in the US and Canada in 2020. According to Business Insider, L Brands reported first-quarter earnings for 2020 after the..

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S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes [Video]

S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes

U.S. stocks soared Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high. As Fred Katayama reports, encouraging data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the promise of more stimulus for the economy sent..

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NASCAR resumes season with no fans [Video]

NASCAR resumes season with no fans

NASCAR resumed competition after a two-month shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, holding its Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without fans. Chris Dignam has more.

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The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open [Video]

The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open

Stocks ended a volatile session firmly in the green and the iconic New York Stock Exchange announced it plans to reopen immediately after the Memorial Day holiday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines [Video]

U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines

Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday (May 11), paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict..

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Michigan Factories Humming, Lockdowns Ease [Video]

Michigan Factories Humming, Lockdowns Ease

DETROIT (Reuters) - Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way for major automakers to restore thousands of jobs across North America after more than six..

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Oil Glut Continues To Drive Down Prices [Video]

Oil Glut Continues To Drive Down Prices

Reuters reports oil prices opened about 1% lower on Sunday. A persistent glut has continued to drive down prices. Analysts say North America is battling a severe shortage of storage capacity, and that..

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Mexico suspends refugee requests as coronavirus cases climb to 405

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Asia prepares for coronavirus boomerang wave as residents return home

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Honeywell sees surge in demand for face masks in North America, China

Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc said on Friday it was seeing a surge in demand for its protective face masks in North America, Europe, India and China, following the coronavirus..
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White House adviser: More U.S. coronavirus cases likely but won't necessarily 'skyrocket'

The number of additional coronavirus cases in the United States is likely to increase but that does not mean they will "skyrocket" in North America, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on..
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Mexico's president says foreign firms optimistic on investing

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he met with a group of executives from foreign companies and discussed plans to maintain and increase investment in Mexico under a new..
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Venezuela's Guaido returns home on Tuesday afternoon after international tour

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to his country on Tuesday after traveling to North America and Europe, capping a three-week tour in which he was widely celebrated by foreign leaders.
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Venezuela's Guaido says he has arrived in his country following international tour

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday wrote on Twitter that he has arrived in his country after traveling in North America and Europe.
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Meghan goes back to Canada to be with son Archie after royal rift

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