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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. 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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Fly-by honors WWII airmen who died saving kids

Air Force planes roared over Sheffield to honor 10 American airmen who sacrificed their lives to save British children playing in a park beneath their crippled bomber during World War II. One of those..
USATODAY.com - Published

Singer R Kelly 'charged with sexual offences'

Singer R Kelly has been charged with sexual offences in Illinois, US media report.
BBC News - Published

Videos for United States

Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine, Paul Whelan [Video]Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine, Paul Whelan

A Russian court on Friday ruled that Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine accused of spying, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

'I am running': NC Democrat McCready [Video]'I am running': NC Democrat McCready

Democrat Dan McCready re-announces his candidacy in a special election after North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat. Officials said corruption..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

U.S. And China Resume Trade Discussions [Video]U.S. And China Resume Trade Discussions

Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks, says Reuters. If the two sides fail to reach a deal by midnight on March 1, their seven-month trade war could escalate...

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New York's growing gender-free community embraced by gender fluid model [Video]New York's growing gender-free community embraced by gender fluid model

New polling shows Americans are increasingly identifying as nontraditional gender roles and sexual identities. New spaces like the Phluid clothing store and community in New York are catering to them...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Father of Woman Who Joined ISIS Sues Trump Administration [Video]Father of Woman Who Joined ISIS Sues Trump Administration

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Hoda Muthana was not a U.S. citizen and therefore not allowed back in the country.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Robert Kraft charged in prostitution bust [Video]Robert Kraft charged in prostitution bust

Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr says Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, has been charged with solicitation as part of a prostitution bust. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

U.S. Democrats Launch A Resolution To Stop Trump's Border Wall Emergency [Video]U.S. Democrats Launch A Resolution To Stop Trump's Border Wall Emergency

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the US House of Representatives will vote on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trump's declaration of a..

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France Is Holding Out In Trade Talks With Trump [Video]France Is Holding Out In Trade Talks With Trump

France expressed reservations on Friday about proposed trade negotiations with the United States, says Reuters. Other EU countries supported talks with Washington that could fend off punitive U.S...

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Kim-Trump t-shirts fly off the rack in Vietnam ahead of summit [Video]Kim-Trump t-shirts fly off the rack in Vietnam ahead of summit

Vietnamese designer is cashing in on Kim-Trump mania with 'special edition' t-shirts ahead of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on February 27-28.

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France Says Agriculture Won't Be Included In Any Trade Deal With The U.S. [Video]France Says Agriculture Won't Be Included In Any Trade Deal With The U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a source in French President Emmanuel Macron's office said that France opposes agricultural products being included in any trade deal between the United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

SpaceX Launches Israel's First Mission To The Moon [Video]SpaceX Launches Israel's First Mission To The Moon

Israel has taken an important first step to the Moon following the launch of its privately-built Beresheet lunar lander, which entered space late yesterday aboard a SpaceX rocket. The SpaceX Falcon 9..

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U.S. Official Says No Clarity From Beijing On Intellectual Property Concerns [Video]U.S. Official Says No Clarity From Beijing On Intellectual Property Concerns

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a US Department of Agriculture official said that Chinese trade negotiators have yet to provide clarity on how Beijing will address the United States'..

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EU Debate Continues On When To Start Trade Talks With U.S. President Donald Trump [Video]EU Debate Continues On When To Start Trade Talks With U.S. President Donald Trump

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, European Union ministers began debating when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that US President Donald Trump may impose punitive..

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On Mueller probe, public moved on On Mueller probe, public moved on "a long time ago": Sanders

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and that "the only..

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Feds Charge El Chapo's Sons [Video]Feds Charge El Chapo's Sons

The feds got El Chapo. Now they want two of his sons. The Justice Department on Thursday announced drug conspiracy charges against the younger sons of Joaquin Guzmán. The men are accused of working to..

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WH looking into 'complicated' Acosta case [Video]WH looking into 'complicated' Acosta case

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says the administration is looking into the criminal case involving wealthy Florida financier Jeffrey Epstein who is accused of sex crimes, and U.S. Labor..

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A tearful pensioner has paid tribute to the 10 American airmen whose plane crashed in front of him, after a flypast to mark the 75th anniversary of their deaths. Tony Foulds was speaking after watching..

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The Family of an Alabama Woman Who Joined the Islamic State Has Sued So She Can Come Back [Video]The Family of an Alabama Woman Who Joined the Islamic State Has Sued So She Can Come Back

The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:33Published

FDA Plans to Update Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Regulations [Video]FDA Plans to Update Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled plans to strengthen regulatory requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Venezuelan Vice President Reportedly Could Visit Moscow Soon [Video]Venezuelan Vice President Reportedly Could Visit Moscow Soon

According to a report by Reuters, Venezuela's deputy foreign minister said that Vice President Delcy Rodriguez may visit Moscow soon. Venezuela, an ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil and the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

SpaceX Launches First Private Mission to Moon [Video]SpaceX Launches First Private Mission to Moon

SpaceX's rocket was carrying a spacecraft built by an Israel nonprofit group called SpaceIL.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms [Video]EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms

EU ministers have begun debating when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long. As..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Germany: state spending helped avert Q4 recession, but morale index sinks again [Video]Germany: state spending helped avert Q4 recession, but morale index sinks again

German business morale has fallen for the sixth month as concern persists over a slowdown in Europe's largest economy. As David Pollard reports, the survey results came within hours of official data..

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Rejected! Brandon Clarke defending the rim for Gonzaga

Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke was overshadowed early on by all the national and international focus on teammate Rui Hachimura, who is a star in both the United States and Japan
USATODAY.com - Published

Wild weather weekend: Blizzard, tornadoes, floods, ferocious winds all expected

The final weekend of February will deliver a wild potpourri of weather as winter and spring do battle across the United States.
USATODAY.com - Published

New York prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Manafort: source

The Manhattan district attorney's office is pursuing criminal charges against Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, whether or not Trump pardons him for his federal..
Reuters - Published

Man writes his own obituary to warn of smoking

man writes his own obituary to warn of smoking
A US man who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking penned his own obit as a cautionary tale.
BBC News - Published

Wall Street climbs as trade hopes power tech shares

U.S. stocks rose on Friday, as technology shares were boosted by signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.
Reuters - Published

America's on the lookout for terrorists

America is looking to stop terrorists. Are we looking in the right places?
USATODAY.com - Published

Mexican president to help 'El Chapo's' sisters visit him in U.S.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had ordered Mexican authorities to help two sisters of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman visit the drug lord in the United States following his..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil at three-month high

Stocks rose in major markets on Friday on bets of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, while crude futures hit their highest in over three months, supported by ongoing supply..
Reuters - Published

Hoda Muthana: Father of IS bride sues US to allow her return

US-born Hoda Muthana is a citizen and should be allowed to return with her son, the lawsuit claims.
BBC News - Published

France holds out over start of EU trade talks with Trump

France expressed reservations on Friday about proposed trade negotiations with the United States, diplomats said, while other EU countries supported talks with Washington that could ward off punitive..
Reuters - Published

US spy suspect Whelan in Russian court

us spy suspect whelan in russian court
Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.
BBC News - Published

Tech stocks lift Wall Street amid trade hopes

U.S. stocks rose on Friday as technology shares were boosted by signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.
Reuters - Published

American road trip: The 50 longest highways in the US

While driving across the U.S., it might seem like some highways are never-ending, but which one's actually the longest? Hint: One end begins in Boston.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S., China resume talks on thorniest issues in trade war

Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle to detail how to bridge deep differences on China's role in global commerce.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergency

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a resolution aimed at stopping President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico,..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Flypast for WW2 US bomber crash crew

flypast for ww2 us bomber crash crew
The Remember The Ten flypast was organised after a BBC presenter's chance meeting with the man who tends a memorial to the crew.
BBC News - Published

Judge grants US citizenship to twin son of same-sex couple

judge grants us citizenship to twin son of same-sex couple
Only one of the twin boys was initially deemed an American citizen by the US State Department.
BBC News - Published

France wants agriculture kept out of a EU-U.S. trade deal: Elysee

France opposes including agricultural products in any trade deal between the United States and the European Union, a source at French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela crisis: Rival border concerts as aid row continues

venezuela crisis: rival border concerts as aid row continues
The concerts, being held just 300m (980ft) apart, represent two opposing sides of a power struggle between Mr Maduro and Mr Guaidó, who declared himself interim leader last month and is recognised by..
WorldNews - Published

Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

jussie smollett suspended from empire tv show
The actor has been suspended from US TV series Empire after charges of faking assault, producers say.
BBC News - Published

Signs of progress in trade talks prop up Wall Street

U.S. stocks rose on Friday on signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China, but a plunge in shares of Kraft Heinz hit the consumer staples sector.
Reuters - Published

OnePlus will launch its first 5G phone in the second quarter, but it won’t start in the US

OnePlus' first 5G will be coming out in the second quarter for under $1,000. Unfortunately, it won't launch in the U.S..
USATODAY.com - Published

Which cities watch the Oscars the most across America? New York and almost all of Texas

It's not surprising some cities like New York and Chicago tune in more to the Oscars telecast. But El Paso, Dallas and Harlingen, Texas? Who knew?
USATODAY.com - Published

One winner from tax overhaul: America's banks

Profits at U.S. financial institutions soared 44 percent to record highs last year, largely due to changes in tax law
CBS News - Published

U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in trade aid to date: USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $7.7 billion so far to farmers, William Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, said on Friday, in aid designed to offset the negative..
Reuters - Published

No clarity yet from Beijing on intellectual property: USDA trade official

Chinese trade negotiators have yet to provide clarity on how Beijing will address Washington's demands for more protection of American intellectual property, a key issue in negotiations to end a trade..
Reuters - Published

Thirty years on, U.S.-China politics and tech collide

"U.S. EASES CURBS ON EXPORTS TO CHINA" read a Reuters headline on March 1, 1989, when Washington lifted long-standing restrictions on technology shipments to China.
Reuters - Published

Wall St. opens slightly higher, Kraft Heinz weighs on consumer staples

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday on hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China, but a 26 percent plunge in Kraft Heinz Co hit the consumer staples sector.
Reuters - Published

Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine accused of spying

A Russian court on Friday ruled that Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine accused of spying, should be held in a pre-trial detention facility for a further three months to give investigators more time to..
Reuters - Published

Week in Review: The world bids adieu to Karl Lagerfeld and France hits back at anti-Semitism

This week the world bid farewell to Karl Lagerfeld while France hit back at anti-Semitism. FRANCE 24 spoke to a woman who supported her family by living as a man under the Taliban and Venezuela's US..
France 24 - Published

One boy was a U.S. citizen, his twin brother wasn’t – until now

Judge rules that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
CBS News - Published

Kids lead protests to fight climate change

Greta Thunberg in Sweden and Alexandria Villasenor in the U.S. are two teenage girls at the forefront of a youth protest movement to fight climate change. CBSN has the story of the impact they're..
CBS News - Published

Wall St. set to bounce on signs of trade progress

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday on signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.
Reuters - Published

ISIS brides could be repatriated

Without specifically addressing Hoda Muthana, the American Islamic State bride, a U.S. State Department spokesman spoke broadly about options.
USATODAY.com - Published

EU debates when to start trade talks with Trump

European Union ministers began debating on Friday when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they..
Reuters - Published

FDA raises concerns about dietary supplements

The FDA is warning about harmful dietary supplements. The agency is alerting consumers about false claims, unknown ingredients, and potentially harmful products. Americans spent more than $40 billion..
CBS News - Published

EU trade chief sees EU decision soon to start U.S. trade talks

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday she expected European Union governments to decide soon to start trade negotiations with the United States.
Reuters - Published

Meghan Markle returns to London on £148,000 private jet reportedly paid for by Amal Clooney

meghan markle returns to london on £148,000 private jet reportedly paid for by amal clooney
The Duchess of Sussex flew back to London on Wednesday night, following her baby shower celebrations with celebrity friends in New York. Meghan Markle traveled to and from the U.S. on a private jet,..
WorldNews - Published

Dozens of trucks evacuate civilians from last IS group holdout in Syria

US-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group's dying "caliphate" in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the dragging battle to crush the jihadists.
France 24 - Published

War memorial or religious symbol? Cross fight reaches U.S. high court

When Fred Edwords first drove by the 40-foot-tall (12 meters) concrete cross that has stood for nearly a century on a busy intersection in suburban Maryland outside the U.S. capital, his first reaction..
Reuters - Published

Is It Possible For A Government To Outlaw Democracy And No One Notice? (Part II)

is it possible for a government to outlaw democracy and no one notice? (part ii)
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling “It’s what happens in a totalitarian regime!” is what one activist said. Another exclaimed, “It was insane, people were getting pushed and shoved..
WorldNews - Published

Macron to receive Merkel on February 27 for talks on Brexit, U.S., defence

macron to receive merkel on february 27 for talks on brexit, u.s., defence
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will host Germany's Angela Merkel in France on Feb. 27 for a working meeting to discuss Brexit, U.S. relations as well as the two countries defence..
WorldNews - Published

Russia accuses U.S. of planning to arm the opposition in Venezuela

russia accuses u.s. of planning to arm the opposition in venezuela
MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday accused the United States and its NATO...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Syria war: US to leave 200 troops for peacekeeping after withdrawal

syria war: us to leave 200 troops for peacekeeping after withdrawal
The announcement follows fierce criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops.
BBC News - Published

Is the American Autobahn next? How states are pushing highway speeds past the limit

A California legislator proposing no speed limit on a highway is in keeping with higher limits in other states. In Texas, you can go 85 mph.
USATODAY.com - Published

Accused U.S. spy Paul Whelan to be held by Russia 3 more months

Moscow court orders former Marine's detention extended; he denies the charges
CBS News - Published

Daimler, BMW to invest more than 1 billion euro in mobility services

German carmakers Daimler and BMW deepened their cooperation on Friday by unveiling a combined ride-hailing, parking and electric car charging business to counter emerging rivals like Uber from the..
Reuters - Published

Iran starts Gulf war games, to test submarine-launched missiles

Iran on Friday began large-scale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf, which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches, state media reported, at a time of rising tensions with the..
Reuters - Published

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