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Missouri River spills into Hamburg, Iowa, other cities; more rain could be on the way - Omaha World-Herald

Missouri River spills into Hamburg, Iowa, other cities; more rain could be on the way  Omaha World-Herald74...

Another top prosecutor exits Robert Mueller's team, raising speculations investigation is nearing its end - Fox News

Another top prosecutor exits Robert Mueller's team, raising speculations investigation is nearing its end  ...

Why Trump hates John McCain so much - Washington Examiner

Why Trump hates John McCain so much  Washington ExaminerA ‘pathetic life’: Meghan McCain escalates her push...

How Britain's parliamentary speaker just made Brexit harder - Washington Examiner

How Britain's parliamentary speaker just made Brexit harder  Washington ExaminerBrexit: Bercow chucks a hul...

USC students linked to admissions scandal can't enroll in classes, get transcripts, university says - NBC News

USC students linked to admissions scandal can't enroll in classes, get transcripts, university says  NBC Ne...

Suspected mob boss killer tried to make a citizen's arrest of de Blasio - New York Post

Suspected mob boss killer tried to make a citizen's arrest of de Blasio  New York Post 24-year-old accused ...

Law enforcement agencies prepare for Rosfeld trial - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Law enforcement agencies prepare for Rosfeld trial  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAntwon Rose Shooting: Trial Begi...






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]