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United States of extinction: Threat to America's iconic animals

New Scientist - ‎8 hours ago‎
You might think being declared a national or state animal comes with some perks. On 27 April, the US House of Representatives voted to make the American bison the first US national mammal, so what does this mean for this beast that once ruled the plains?

Australia and the United States: close but different

The Australian - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The US economy generates a gross domestic product of $18,000 billion a year, 11 times the Australian economy. US military spending is $600bn, is 26 times the Australian spending.
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New passport rule for UK travellers flying to US could ruin your holiday plans

Metro - ‎11 hours ago‎
Millions of British travellers could be refused entry to the United States despite having a valid passport after changes were made to the country's entry requirements.
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Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off US GDP: study

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
The research adds to concerns about the Republican presidential nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million ...
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Why Cinco de Mayo is more celebrated in the US than in Mexico

Christian Science Monitor - ‎7 hours ago‎
According to a Pew report, 11 percent of the American population is of Mexican origin, and Mexicans account for 64 percent of all Latinos in the United States. As of 2012, 33.7 million people of Mexican origin resided in the United States - about the ...

United States of America Planting and Fertilizing Machinery Market - Negative Environmental Impact of Using ...

Business Wire (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The Unites States planting and fertilizing machinery market is expected to grow into a USD 1.9 billion market by 2020. Planting and fertilizing machinery offers solutions to crop farmers to sow the seeds for crop production and spread fertilizers ...
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In Donald Trump's Rise, Allies See New American Approach

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Asked on Thursday if Beijing was concerned about the prospect of a Trump presidency, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, replied, “We hope the U.S. people from all walks of life would view bilateral relations from a reasonable and ...
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Pakistan not a colony of United States of America: Nisar to Trump

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎May 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan angrily criticized Donald Trump, frontrunner for the US Republican presidential nomination, for saying he would force the country to free a jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin ...

Salmonellosis - United States of America

World Health Organization - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
On 20 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of an ongoing investigation of four multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to exposure to small turtles (with shell length <4 inches/10 ...

7 Million Older Americans In The United States Are Seeking Help From Nation's Largest Network Of Food Banks

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, issued a call today in honor of Older Americans Month. More than 1 in 12 older Americans are facing hunger in the United States ...

Unhappy America: Will the United States Collapse Due to an Internal Societal Meltdown?

Charisma News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America? (Flickr/Creative Commons). Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America? All great nations eventually fall, and the United States is not going ...
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Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

Washington Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical errors” in hospitals and other health-care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third-leading cause of death in the United States - claiming 251,000 lives every year ...
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US Justice Department: HB2 violates Civil Rights Act

Charlotte Observer - ‎May 4, 2016‎
U.S. Justice Department officials repudiated North Carolina's House Bill 2 on Wednesday, telling Gov. Pat McCrory that the law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX - a finding that could jeopardize billions in federal education funding. The ...
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Zika Virus Is Coming and We're Not Ready, US Experts Say - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Zika virus is going to start spreading in the U.S. and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. It probably won't spread much - most U.S. areas don't have the right conditions for widespread transmission of the virus - but even a little ...
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Public Uncertain, Divided Over America's Place in the World

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sharp rise in support for increased defense spending The public views America's role in the world with considerable apprehension and concern.
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Update: The United States Has Stockpiled a Glorious Surplus of American Cheese

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Update, May 3, 2016: Glorious news. It turns out that under the USDA's definition, "natural American cheese" is an umbrella category that includes cheddar, colby, Monterey, and Jack, while Kraft singles and the like fall under the separate domain of ...

Online sports betting ignored by Canadian government while US acts - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Many offshore sites stopped taking U.S. customers, but others carried on, and savvy gamblers can employ workarounds like proxy servers and certain third-party payment companies that allow bettors to top up their online accounts by acting as middle men ...