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-edge he returned to the United States to attend the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Jones, who is six feet four inches (1.93 m) tall, played forward (Basketball position#Frontcourt (forwards and center)) on the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team.

basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors (Golden State Warriors) from 1950 (1950-51 NBA season) to 1962 (1961-62 NBA season). He retired with the third highest career point total (16,266) in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in 1996. He was a high-scoring forward (basketball position) at Villanova University before being drafted by the Warriors


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, encouraging solidarity in the face of government threats. Coggins has written critical pieces on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment , the International Monetary Fund and the military policies of the United States government. In 2004, he co-drafted a presentation for the city of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario) on Municipal Property Tax Assessment, entitled "Our Tax System in Crisis".


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Atlanticism, NATO and the alliance with the United States, while the CPN advocated stronger links with the USSR. The PvdA had the strongest anti-communists in its ranks. During the 1970s when a more radicalized PvdA advocated a large progressive coalition, they still excluded the CPN. The '''Four Seasons Hotel and Tower''', also known as the '''Four Seasons Hotel Miami''' or simply the '''Four Seasons Tower''', is a skyscraper in Miami, Florida, United States


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by Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)-based Ardent Records. Though many critics praised the album's elegant vocal harmonies and refined songcraft (frequently drawing comparisons to the British Invasion groups of the 1960s, including The Beatles, The Kinks and The Who), ''#1 Record'' suffered from poor distribution and sold fewer than 10,000 copies. However, like Big Star's follow-up albums ''Radio City (Radio City (album))'' and ''Third Sister Lovers'', ''#1 Record'' has more


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for her first novel ''The First Wives Club'' (1992), which was adapted into the movie ''The First Wives Club'' (1996). The '''Kecksburg UFO incident''' occurred on December 9, 1965 at Kecksburg (Kecksburg, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania, USA (United States). A large, brilliant fireball was seen by thousands in at least six U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. It streaked over the Detroit, Michigan Windsor, Ontario area, reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan

. Their home field is Dwyer Stadium in Batavia. '''Tolbert Lanston''' (3 February 1844, Troy, Ohio – 18 February 1913) was the American (United States) founder of Monotype, inventing a mechanical typesetting system patented in 1887 and the first hot metal typesetter a few years later. Bouraoui was educated in France and in the United States, in French, English and American literature. In 1966, he joined the faculty at York University

song) Rocket ". www.deflepparduk.com - Information on the Def Leppard Dublin Show It was the first time any band had brought an "in the round" stage show on an international concert tour and was also the first full show the band played with their new guitarist, Vivian Campbell (who had joined following the death of Steve Clark). Interview: Hot Metal


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in Chile. In the Radio Cidade from São Paulo, Brazil, this song was #1. In Colombia, the single was #1 for 10 weeks. Since the track didn't do too well on U.S. (United States) radio, most fans think more radio-friendly songs from the album, like "Unconditional Love (Unconditional Love (Cyndi Lauper song))", would have done better as the commercially released second single. - align "left" U.S. (United States) ''Billboard'' Hot 100 (Billboard Hot 100) align "center

accusations that Mellencamp's previous album, ''Human Wheels'', didn't "fit the format." Mellencamp was irritated with this remark, feeling that none of his albums ever fit the format. As a result, he wrote several purposely radio-friendly songs and recorded them within the span of 14 days at the Belmont Mall Studio in Indiana, intending to show the lack of effort required to produce the type of album they were asking for. * George Koval, 92, Soviet intelligence agent


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of the United States with the actor-manager Ben Greet's company. She made her first stage appearance in Greet's 1904 production of Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)'s ''The Merry Wives of Windsor''. She went on to tour the U.S. in Shakespearean repertory for four years, playing some 112 roles. Cultural references The Iranian authorities permitted an album of songs by English (English people) rock (rock music) band Queen (Queen (band)) to be released in Iran


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http: www.wto.org english tratop_e inftec_e itscheds_e.htm title Schedules of concessions publisher World Trade Organization accessdate 2010-12-23 Taiwan phased out tariffs on IT products since January 1, 2002. The semiconductor industry, including IC manufacturing

, design, and packing, forms a major part of Taiwan's IT industry. Due to its strong capabilities in OEM wafer manufacturing and a complete industry supply chain, Taiwan has been able to distinguish itself from its competitors.


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; in 1987. The single was released following the Zeebrugge Disaster (MS Herald of Free Enterprise), which had occurred on 6 March 1987 involving the capsizing (capsize) of the MS ''Herald of Free Enterprise'' (MS Herald of Free Enterprise) ferry, which killed 193 passengers and crew. All proceeds from sales of the single were donated to the charity set up in the aftermath of the disaster. The recording was organised by ''The Sun (The Sun (newspaper))'' newspaper, after they had sold


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United States

national_anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" File:Star Spangled Banner instrumental.ogg image_map USA orthographic.svg map_caption The contiguous United States plus Alaska and Hawaii in green alt_map Projection of North America with the United States in green image_map2 US insular areas SVG.svg alt_map2 The United States and its territories (Territories of the United States) map_caption2 The United States and its territories (Territories of the United States) map_width 220px capital Washington, D.C. latd 38 latm 53 latNS N longd 77 longm 01 longEW W largest_city New York City official_languages languages_type National language languages English (English language) regional_languages English (English language) Spanish (Spanish language) French (French language) Hawaiian (Hawaiian language) Samoan (Samoan language) Chamorro (Chamorro language) Carolinian (Carolinian language) official_religion none demonym American (Americans) government_type Federal (Federalism) presidential (Presidential system) constitutional republic (Republic#Constitutional republic) leader_title1 President (President of the United States) leader_name1 leader_title2 Vice President (Vice President of the United States) leader_name2 leader_title3 leader_name3 leader_title4 Chief Justice (Chief Justice of the United States) leader_name4 John Roberts legislature Congress (United States Congress) upper_house Senate (United States Senate) lower_house House of Representatives (United States House of Representatives) sovereignty_type Independence (American Revolution) sovereignty_note from Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) established_event1 Declared (United States Declaration of Independence) established_date1 July 4, 1776 established_event2 Articles of Confederation established_date2 March 1, 1781 established_event3 Recognized (Treaty of Paris (1783)) established_date3 September 3, 1783 established_event4 established_date4 June 21, 1788 established_event5 Current composition (List of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union) established_date5 August 21, 1959 area_magnitude 1 E12 area_sq_mi 3,805,927 "State and other areas", U.S. Census Bureau, MAF TIGER database as of August 2010, excluding the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. viewed October 22, 2014. area_km2 9,857,306 area_rank 3rd percent_water 2.23 population_estimate 320,206,000 population_estimate_year 2015 population_estimate_rank 3rd population_density_km2 34.2 population_density_sq_mi 88.6 population_density_rank 180th GDP_PPP_year 2013 GDP_PPP GDP_PPP_rank 1st GDP_PPP_per_capita $52,800 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank 10th GDP_nominal GDP_nominal_rank 1st GDP_nominal_year 2013 GDP_nominal_per_capita $53,042 GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank 9th Gini_year 2012 Gini_change Gini 40.8 Gini_ref Gini_rank 95th (2013) HDI_year 2013 HDI_change steady HDI 0.914 HDI_ref HDI_rank 5th EF_year 2007 EF EF_rank 6th currency ($) currency_code USD country_code USA utc_offset −5 to −10 utc_offset_DST −4 to −10 calling_code +1 (North American Numbering Plan) iso3166code US drives_on right cctld footnote_a English is the ''de facto'' language of American government and the sole language spoken at home by 80 percent of Americans aged five and older. 28 states and five territories have made English an official language. Other official languages include Hawaiian (Hawaiian language), Samoan (Samoan language), Chamorro (Chamorro language), Carolinian (Carolinian language), and Spanish (Spanish language). footnote_c Whether the United States or China is larger has been disputed (List of countries and dependencies by area). The figure given is from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's ''The World Factbook''. Other sources give smaller figures. All authoritative calculations of the country's size include only the 50 states and the District of Columbia, not the territories (Territories of the United States). footnote_d See Time in the United States for details about laws governing time zones in the United States. footnote_e Except the United States Virgin Islands.

The '''United States of America''' ('''USA'''), commonly referred to as the '''United States''' ('''U.S.'''), '''America''', and sometimes '''the States''', is a federal republic

Paleo-Indians migrated from Eurasia (Settlement of the Americas) to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago, with European colonization (European colonization of the Americas) beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies (Thirteen Colonies) located along the East Coast (East Coast of the United States). Disputes between Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) and the colonies led to the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, as the colonies were fighting Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously issued the Declaration of Independence (United States Declaration of Independence). The war ended in 1783 with the recognition of independence of the United States (Treaty of Paris (1783)) from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and was the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire. The United States is the only country that ever won its independence from Great Britain by war. Greene, Jack P.; Pole, J.R., eds. (2008). ''A Companion to the American Revolution''. pp. 352–361. The current Constitution (United States Constitution) was adopted on September 17, 1787. The first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights (United States Bill of Rights), were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil rights and freedoms (Natural and legal rights).

Driven by the doctrine of manifest destiny, the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century. This involved displacing native tribes (American Indian Wars), acquiring new territories (United States territorial acquisitions), and gradually admitting new states (List of U.S. states by date of admission to the Union), until by 1848 the nation spanned the continent.

The United States is a developed country and has the world's largest national economy (List of countries by GDP (nominal)),

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