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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.


Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns [Video]

Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns

Rafael Nadal confirms he will not defend his U.S. Open tennis crown this year becasue of health concerns in North America. The Spaniard is the highest profile men's player to withdraw from the event..

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From Top To Tail, Witch Hazel Is Nature's Gift To Skin Care [Video]

From Top To Tail, Witch Hazel Is Nature's Gift To Skin Care

Ten years ago, toners were notorious for being too harsh on the skin. So much so, in fact, that dermatologists often discouraged their use. But according to Allure, toners, essences, and face mists now..

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Appetite for travel rebounds despite pandemic [Video]

Appetite for travel rebounds despite pandemic

A survey shows 51 percent of people in North America and Latin America are planning to take a trip within the next six months. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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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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High-Performance Waterproofing Market Size, Impacted by COVID-19, to Reach USD 4.5 Billion in 2025

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Stone tools suggest earlier human presence in North America – study

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Trump Hosts President López Obrador of Mexico to Spotlight Trade and Immigration

President Trump hosted Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House to spotlight a North American trade deal. - Published

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to skip Trump trade meeting amid tariff threat, coronavirus concerns

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined an invitation to attend a White House meeting Wednesday to mark the new North American free trade deal inked with Washington and Mexico. - Published

Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy citing COVID-19, looks to sell company to Aéropostale owner. Is your store closing?

Lucky Brand, which has about 200 stores in North America and sells its products in department stores, filed for Chapter 11 on Friday. - Published

Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line extend sailing suspensions into fall

Royal Caribbean will extend its sailing suspension through Sept. 15. Carnival Cruise Line will extend its pause in North America through Sept. 30. - Published

U.S. auto suppliers cheer as carmakers relaunch, but long-term worries remain

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Arrest of Mexican labor activist raises concerns for worker rights

Labor rights advocates in Mexico called on Tuesday for the release of activist Susana Prieto after her arrest on a charge of threatening public officials, raising questions about worker protections..
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Tesla cuts prices by as much as 6% in North America to boost demand

Tesla Inc has cut prices of its electric vehicles by as much as 6% in North America following a decline in auto demand in the region during weeks of lockdown that have now started to ease.
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Ford shuts two U.S. assembly plants due to COVID-19 infections

Ford Motor Co on Wednesday closed two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked early havoc with the No. 2 U.S. automaker's plan to restart North American production and begin making its..
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Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. - Published

Exclusive: Huge fentanyl haul seized in Golden Triangle as Asian crime gangs shift to opioids

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Mexico signals auto industry return on eve of restart plan

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Patagonia, Quick to Close, Could Be Last to Reopen

It was one of the first retailers to temporarily close as the coronavirus spread. But now, it has lost half of its sales in North America and is looking at a transformed landscape. - Published

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Michigan's governor on Thursday gave the go-ahead to the state's factories to reopen on May 11, removing a major obstacle to North American automakers bringing thousands of idled employees back to work..
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Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was postponing its plan to restart production at its North America plants due to safety concerns for its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ford delays North American production restart over coronavirus concerns

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