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performing satirical

Sweden and Canada, have designed repositories to permit future recovery of the material should the need arise, while others plan for permanent sequestration in a geological repository like the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in the United States. '''Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones''' (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was a musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones


show hits

television program to feature country music's top stars, and was the centerpiece of an unsuccessful strategy for Springfield, Missouri to challenge Nashville, Tennessee as America's country music capital. "Hillbilly TV Show Hits the Big Time" (March 10, 1956), ''Business Week'', p. 30: "...Springfield has gone a long way toward replacing Nashville as the recognized center of the country music world." The weekly live


album debut

José Lima (w:José Lima), a former baseball (w:baseball) pitcher for Major League Baseball (w:Major League Baseball)'s Houston Astros (w:Houston Astros), Detroit Tigers (w:Detroit Tigers), Los Angeles Dodgers (w:Los Angeles Dodgers), New York Mets (w:New York Mets), and Kansas City Royals (w:Kansas City Royals) (all in the United States (w:United States)) died suddenly at his Los Angeles home this morning of a heart attack (w:heart attack). He was 37 years old. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and his family.


beautiful year

blowing east, fruit will yield; wind blowing west, fish and livestock will be bumper; wind blowing south, there will be good weather all year round and wind blowing north, there will be crop failure. People would like to toast for the new year and drink till January 3. They think that they can't gain a beautiful year if they don't drink up all the wine left last year. '''''A Shock to the System''''' (1990) is a U.S. (United States) comedy crime thriller film directed by Jan Egleson


acting special

headquarters dispatched the former head of MINUSTAH and current Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet, as the organisation's Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and interim head of MINUSTAH.


winning success

. The group recorded two albums—one of which, ''The Score (The Score (album))'' (1996), was a multi-platinum (RIAA certification) and Grammy-winning success—before disbanding in 1997. Hill and Jean each went on to successful solo recording careers; Michel focused on soundtrack recordings and acting, though he found commercial success

and both have dual citizenships for Romania and the United States. The Károlyis have coached both Romanian and United States Olympic (Olympic Games) teams to medal-winning success. The Mercury Capri was built in Cologne, Germany, and was sold through Lincoln-Mercury dealers in North America. The European Capri was first sold in the US (United States) in April 1970 and carried the Mercury marque identification as Ford already had a Mustang (and its twin, the Mercury

and Tinker Juarez Compete in the Cindy Whitehead Desert Classic, Palm Springs, California, 1989 - Photo by Patty Mooney 1988 brought Tomac national title-winning success. By achieving the highest combined points total from the National Off-Road Bicycle Association's (NORBA) Cross-country (Cross-country cycling), Downhill (Downhill cycling) and Dual Slalom championships, Tomac won the overall title of NORBA World Champion. He was ranked in first place in the Cross-country and Dual


training advocating

, an early superintendent (List of United States Military Academy alumni (Superintendents)) of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and a controversial pioneer in U.S. military education (Military education and training), emphasizing physical fitness training, advocating the concept of citizen soldier (Militia) and establishing a series of private military academies (Military_academies#United_States) throughout the country, including Norwich


plays classic

) is an American (United States) radio station located in New Albany, Ohio. WNKO plays classic hits and calls itself "KOOL 101.7". '''Kim Delaney''' is an American (United States) actress best known for her starring role as Detective Diane Russell

. Its brand identifier is ''Ohio's Best Rock, QFM 96''. WLVQ is currently owned by Wilks Broadcasting and plays classic rock. Q-FM 96 is one of three rock stations in Columbus, the others being CD 101 (WWCD) and 99.7 The Blitz (WRKZ). The '''Los Angeles Basin''' is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the Peninsular (Peninsular Ranges) and Transverse ranges (Transverse Ranges) in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city

States American radio station licensed to broadcast from Bowling Green, Ohio. Though licensed to Bowling Green, its primary market and its studios are in the nearby city of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio). The station broadcasts at 93.5 on the FM (FM radio) dial, and plays classic hits music. Its transmitter is located near Haskins, Ohio. In foreign policy, MUF tends to support the United States, including the 2003 Iraq War and Swedish NATO membership. Chairwoman Tove


rich selling

in 1917. He became convinced he would get rich selling such a system to the military, the Hebern Rotor Machine, and produced a series of different machines with one to five rotors. His success was limited, however, and he went bankrupt in the 1920s. He sold a small number of machines to the US Navy in 1931. The '''Philadelphia Naval Business Center''', formerly known as the '''Philadelphia Naval Shipyard''' and Philadelphia Navy Yard, was the first naval shipyard of the United


home leading

name "guard" American intelligence intercepted communications from those digging through the rubble of Atef's home, leading them to believe they had been successful in killing him. CNN, Reports suggest al Qaeda military chief killed, November 17, 2001 According to the Combatting Terrorism Center he was killed in a strike on an "al

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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