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Highland Park shooting - live: Police arrest person of interest Robert Crimo in July 4 parade massacre - The Independent

Highland Park shooting - live: Police arrest person of interest Robert Crimo in July 4 parade massacre  The...

Chris Pincher: a timeline of allegations and investigations - The Guardian

Chris Pincher: a timeline of allegations and investigations  The GuardianCarrie Johnson openly questioned C...

Fuel protests: Arrests for slow driving during motorway delays - BBC

Fuel protests: Arrests for slow driving during motorway delays  BBCGo-slow fuel protesters block motorways ...

Keir Starmer criticised for ruling out UK return to EU - Financial Times

Keir Starmer criticised for ruling out UK return to EU  Financial TimesMaking Britain Work May Need Some Se...

Ukraine war: What will happen in the Donbas now Luhansk has fallen to Russia? - Sky News

Ukraine war: What will happen in the Donbas now Luhansk has fallen to Russia?  Sky NewsUkraine war: What is...

Copenhagen shopping mall shooting leaves three dead - BBC News - BBC News

Copenhagen shopping mall shooting leaves three dead - BBC News  BBC NewsCopenhagen shooting: Harry Styles f...

Bedford gas explosion: One dead as blast wrecks flats - BBC

Bedford gas explosion: One dead as blast wrecks flats  BBCBedford: Firefighters tackling 'inferno' after ga...






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USA

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.), America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic[17][18] consisting of 50 statesand a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is located in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.80 million square miles (9.85 million km2)[4] and with around 318 million people, the United States is the world’s fourth-largest country by total area and third-largest by population. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.[19]The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.[20]

The United States is a developed country and has the world’s largest national economy.[6] The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and high worker productivity.[29] While the U.S. economy is considered post-industrial, it continues to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers.[30] The country accounts for 37% of global military spending,[31] being the world’s foremost economic and military power, a prominent political and cultural force, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.[32]