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Health and wealth divides in UK worsening despite ‘levelling up’ drive, report finds - The Guardian

Health and wealth divides in UK worsening despite ‘levelling up’ drive, report finds  The Guardian

Mum desperate for answers after daughter's body found in field - Liverpool Echo

Mum desperate for answers after daughter's body found in field  Liverpool Echo

Raheem Sterling missed out for England with 'family matter', Gareth Southgate unsure of winger's return - Sky Sports

Raheem Sterling missed out for England with 'family matter', Gareth Southgate unsure of winger's return  Sk...

Elon Musk cheers on release of Twitter emails about Hunter Biden files - The Telegraph

Elon Musk cheers on release of Twitter emails about Hunter Biden files  The TelegraphGOP congressman promis...

White House slams Trump’s call for ‘termination’ of constitution - Al Jazeera English

White House slams Trump’s call for ‘termination’ of constitution  Al Jazeera EnglishTrump's call for 'termi...

Bentley-driving polygamist had 20 wives as young as nine, FBI alleges - Daily Mail

Bentley-driving polygamist had 20 wives as young as nine, FBI alleges  Daily MailArizona cult leader had 20...

Knightsbridge steakhouse: Animal rebellion activists removed from site - BBC

Knightsbridge steakhouse: Animal rebellion activists removed from site  BBCMoment activists are removed aft...






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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]