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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 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. 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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Tariff nerves wilt stocks, Swedish crown savaged by inflation slowdown

U.S. car tariff worries shunted Europe's stocks off a four-month high on Tuesday, while Sweden's crown was savaged by a slowdown in inflation less than two months after its central bank had dared to..
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

bernie sanders announces second us presidential bid
The Vermont senator and self-declared socialist announces a second bid for the White House.
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Videos for United States

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on [Video]For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to announce the demise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, U.N. data suggests many of those it displaced have not returned home. Emily Wither reports.

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Bernie Sanders Is Running In 2020 [Video]Bernie Sanders Is Running In 2020

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Yemen resolution on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2019. Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost a bid for the..

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No need for Abe: Trump's other Nobel Peace Prize nomination [Video]No need for Abe: Trump's other Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by..

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Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid [Video]Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

But Sanders is joining an already-crowded and diverse field of candidates for the Democratic nomination.

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Bernie Sanders Is Running For President ... Again [Video]Bernie Sanders Is Running For President ... Again

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he's running for president in 2020. Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign made him a household name. However, he lost the Democratic primary to former Secretary..

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Payless Is Seeking Bankruptcy Protection [Video]Payless Is Seeking Bankruptcy Protection

Business Insider reports that U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time. Payless said it would wind down all North American..

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Kuroda flags BOJ's readiness to ease further, yen slips [Video]Kuroda flags BOJ's readiness to ease further, yen slips

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank was ready to ramp up stimulus if sharp yen rises hurt the economy and derail the path towards achieving its 2 percent inflation..

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Jussie Smollett Reportedly Paid $3,500 For Attack [Video]Jussie Smollett Reportedly Paid $3,500 For Attack

View 1 more image (Newser) – The two brothers arrested last week in connection with the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett broke their silence with a statement Monday—but they didn't address reports..

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Honda quits Britain, says it's not about Brexit [Video]Honda quits Britain, says it's not about Brexit

Honda says it will stop making cars in the UK, but the Japanese firm says it's not about Brexit, just a response to a changing global market. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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New round of U.S.-China trade set to start Tuesday [Video]New round of U.S.-China trade set to start Tuesday

U.S and China negotiators head to the table once again this week to try and hammer out a trade deal. Justin Solomon reports.

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Data diary: PMIs, trade talks, exports add to global growth puzzle [Video]Data diary: PMIs, trade talks, exports add to global growth puzzle

Flash PMI readings February are released for the US, Japan and euro zone, and US/China trade talks resume in Washington. As David Pollard reports, Japanese trade data is expected to show the fastest..

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Honda to close UK car plant cutting 3,500 jobs [Video]Honda to close UK car plant cutting 3,500 jobs

Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs, a lawmaker told Reuters, in the latest blow to the UK car industry as Brexit..

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Emotional scenes as Vonn, Djokovic and Biles win Laureus Awards [Video]Emotional scenes as Vonn, Djokovic and Biles win Laureus Awards

Some of the top names in sport, including Novak Djokovic, Simon Biles, Lindsey Vonn and Arsene Wenger, are honored in Monaco at the Laureus Awards. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Former Trump Adviser Stone Causes Controversy On Instagram [Video]Former Trump Adviser Stone Causes Controversy On Instagram

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U.S. states sue Trump over border wall funds [Video]U.S. states sue Trump over border wall funds

A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sue President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico..

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Trump Is Not Taking Military Off The Table For Venezuela [Video]Trump Is Not Taking Military Off The Table For Venezuela

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16 states file Lawsuit to stop National Emergency Declaration [Video]16 states file Lawsuit to stop National Emergency Declaration

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16 U.S. States Are Suing Trump Administration Over National Emergency Claims [Video]16 U.S. States Are Suing Trump Administration Over National Emergency Claims

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EU Warns of Reduced US imports if Trump Tariffs EU Cars [Video]EU Warns of Reduced US imports if Trump Tariffs EU Cars

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Commander of US-backed Forces Fighting ISIS Asks to Keep Troops in Syria [Video]Commander of US-backed Forces Fighting ISIS Asks to Keep Troops in Syria

(CNN)The commander of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is asking the US and its coalition partners to provide air support and keep up to 1,500 troops in Syria as part of an effort..

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Trump Calls Venezuelan President Maduro a 'Cuban Puppet' [Video]Trump Calls Venezuelan President Maduro a 'Cuban Puppet'

President Trump gave a speech in Miami and continued his push to force Venezuela's president out of power.

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Election Official Says 'Unlawful' Balloting Occurred In North Carolina Congressional Vote [Video]Election Official Says 'Unlawful' Balloting Occurred In North Carolina Congressional Vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said..

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Bernie Sanders to seek U.S. presidency again in 2020

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, will seek to run for the White House again in 2020, he said in an interview that aired on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Despite sanctions, Iran's oil exports rise in early 2019: sources

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have increased purchases..
Reuters - Published

Leader of U.S. anti-harassment group Time's Up resigns

The president and chief executive of Time's Up, a group dedicated to fighting sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace, has resigned in order to focus on undisclosed family concerns,..
Reuters - Published

Teva expects sales injection from U.S. EpiPen market

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries expects its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen to claim about 25 percent of the U.S. market by the end of the year, CEO Kare Schultz said on Tuesday, as the company closes..
Reuters - Published

'Confusion, deflation & uncertainty' - could Fury deal block golden era?

'confusion, deflation & uncertainty' - could fury deal block golden era?
Tyson Fury's deal with a US broadcaster could have damaging ramifications for a thriving heavyweight division, say the 5 live boxing team.
BBC News - Published

Global shares slip from four-month high, Swedish crown slumps

European and Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen dribbled lower as Japan's central bank said it..
Reuters - Published

Teva expects about 25 percent of EpiPen market by year: end

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries expects its generic version of Mylan's EpiPen to have about 25 percent of the U.S. market by the end of 2019, Chief Executive Kare Schultz said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Germany sees 'most difficult part' in EU-U.S. trade talks ahead

The most difficult part in trade negotiations between Europe and the United States is starting now and talks should focus on reducing tariffs on industrial goods to increase the chances of a deal,..
Reuters - Published

SeaWorld rescue: People trapped on ride in San Diego

seaworld rescue: people trapped on ride in san diego
US firefighters work to bring down people trapped on an airborne ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.
BBC News - Published

Asian shares flirt with four-month highs, yen eases on Kuroda comments

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen slipped as the Japanese central bank said it won't rule out..
Reuters - Published

New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Russia probe overseer Rod Rosenstein 'to step down by March'

ex-russia probe overseer rod rosenstein 'to step down by march'
The deputy attorney general monitored the US investigation into alleged Russian election meddling.
BBC News - Published

Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.
Reuters - Published

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down..
Reuters - Published

U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the..
Reuters - Published

US states sue Trump over border wall

Coalition of 16 US states sues Trump administration over decision to declare emergency over border wall
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources..
Reuters - Published

Alysa Liu: 'I’m the youngest lady to land a triple axel'

alysa liu: 'i’m the youngest lady to land a triple axel'
Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu is the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion.
BBC News - Published

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that..
Reuters - Published

Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to..
Reuters - Published

George Mendonsa, US WWII 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95

george mendonsa, us wwii 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95
George Mendonsa was famously photographed during VJ Day celebrations in New York in 1945.
BBC News - Published

Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained

haiti arrests: us confirms americans among group detained
The state department says US citizens are among a group held in a nation rocked by protests.
BBC News - Published

The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

the us cannot crush us, says huawei founder
Ren Zhengfei tells BBC that Huawei will survive despite security concerns and the criminal case against his daughter.
BBC News - Published

Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs

The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential..
Reuters - Published

Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for..
Reuters - Published

U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker

United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S., the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Trump to seek to raise pressure on Venezuela military

trump to seek to raise pressure on venezuela military
The US president is expected to stress his support for opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a speech.
BBC News - Published

EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a..
Reuters - Published

No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the U.S. president has been put forward by..
Reuters - Published

Trump lashes out at 'treasonous' officials after McCabe interview

trump lashes out at 'treasonous' officials after mccabe interview
The US president vents anger at an "illegal act", amid claims there were discussions to oust him.
BBC News - Published

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

U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's military officials should "work toward democracy" or risk losing everything they have.
Reuters - Published

Trump to say in speech Venezuela's military should let humanitarian aid into country

U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's path toward democracy is irreversible and that Venezuelan military officials should work toward democracy or risk losing..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'

Hundreds of foreign jihadist fighters held in Syria represent a "time bomb" and could escape and threaten the West unless countries do more to take them back, the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed authorities..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

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 Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-backed force won't release jihadists but says countries must take them back

Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria said on Monday they would not free foreign Islamic State detainees but countries must repatriate them, after U.S. President Donald Trump said jihadists would be..
Reuters - Published

Tyson Fury signs ESPN fight deal worth reported £80m

British heavyweight Tyson Fury signs a fight deal with a United States television network worth a reported £80m.
BBC News - Published

YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

youtube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests
The ranks of people who believe the Earth is flat are being helped by YouTube, suggests a US study.
BBC News - Published

Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's..
Reuters - Published

Daytona 500: Giant crash triggered by Paul Menard causing 'carnage everywhere'

daytona 500: giant crash triggered by paul menard causing 'carnage everywhere'
American driver Paul Menard triggers a giant crash in the Daytona 500 with 10 laps to go, a race that Denny Hamlin went on to win.
BBC News - Published

North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim

North Carolina election officials on Monday will begin hearing evidence on allegations that absentee ballots unlawfully collected by a Republican operative may have tipped a tight November U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated: sources

The United States is lobbying Gulf states to hold off restoring ties with Syria, including the UAE which has moved closer to Damascus to counter the influence of its rival Iran, five sources told..
Reuters - Published

World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

Hopes of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2-1/2 month highs on Monday, though European gains were dampened by concerns..
Reuters - Published

France snubs Trump's appeal to repatriate IS fighters en masse, for now

France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump's call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a "case-by-case" basis, its..
Reuters - Published

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.
Reuters - Published

Asia shares bounce on trade talk, stimulus wagers

Asian share markets bounced broadly on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks.
Reuters - Published

U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even..
Reuters - Published

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