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The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a transcontinental country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine minor outlying islands, and 326 Indian reservations with limited sovereignty. It is the third-largest country by both land and total area. The United States shares land borders with Canada to the north and with Mexico to the south as well as maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, and Russia, among others. With more than 331 million people, it is the third most populous country in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city and financial center is New York City. It is known for its highly diverse climate and geography, encompassing landscapes that range from polar to tropical, arid to humid, and is officially recognized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries.

Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago, and European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the Thirteen British Colonies established along the East Coast. Disputes with Great Britain over taxation and political representation led to the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), which established the nation's independence. In the late 18th century, the U.S. began expanding across North America, gradually obtaining new territories, sometimes through war, frequently displacing Native Americans, and admitting new states. This was strongly related to belief in manifest destiny, and by 1848, the United States spanned the continent from east to west. Slavery was legal in the southern United States until 1865, when the American Civil War led to its abolition. A century later, the civil rights movement led to legislation outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans. The Spanish–American War and World War I established the U.S. as a world power, and the aftermath of World War II left the United States and the Soviet Union as the world's two superpowers. During the Cold War, both countries opposed each other in the Korean and Vietnam Wars but avoided direct military conflict. They also competed in the Space Race, which culminated in the 1969 American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. The Soviet Union's dissolution in 1991 ended the Cold War, leaving the United States as the world's sole superpower. The September 11 attacks in 2001 resulted in the United States launching the war on terror, which included the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021) and the Iraq War (2003–2011).

The United States is a federal republic with three separate branches of government, including a bicameral legislature. It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, NATO, and other international organizations. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Considered a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, its population has been profoundly shaped by centuries of immigration. The United States is a liberal democracy; it ranks high in international measures of human rights, quality of life, income and wealth, economic freedom, and education; and it has low levels of perceived corruption. It lacks universal health care, retains capital punishment, and has high levels of incarceration and inequality.

The United States is a highly developed country, and its economy accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP and is the world's largest by GDP at market exchange rates. By value, the United States is the world's largest importer and second-largest exporter. Although it accounts for just over 4.2% of the world's total population, the U.S. holds over 30% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share held by any country. Making up more than a third of global military spending, it is the foremost military power in the world and a leading political, cultural, and scientific force.

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August 10, 2022

The Rose announce world tour dates in North and South America, Europe and Asia

The South Korean pop-rock band have also announced an exclusive contract with label and management company Transparent Arts The post The Rose announce world tour dates in North and South America, Europe and Asia appeared first on NME.

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August 9, 2022

Lady Gaga Advocates for Abortion Rights at Washington, D.C. Show

She dedicated “The Edge of Glory” to “every woman in America” during her Chromatica Ball stop in the nation’s capital

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August 8, 2022

The Rose Inks Label Partnership With Transparent Arts Ahead of Album, World Tour

The Korean pop-rock quartet's extensive tour route includes North America, South America, Europe and Asia dates.

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August 7, 2022

Roger Waters defends branding Joe Biden as a war criminal: “He’s fuelling the fire in the Ukraine”

The former Pink Floyd leader is currently touring North America with his new show, ‘This Is Not A Drill’ The post Roger Waters defends branding Joe Biden as a war criminal: “He’s fuelling the fire in the Ukraine” appeared first on NME.

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August 3, 2022

VERIVERY announce dates and venues for ‘PAGE: 0’ US and Latin America tour

Tickets for the US leg of their ‘PAGE : O’ go on sale this week The post VERIVERY announce dates and venues for ‘PAGE: 0’ US and Latin America tour appeared first on NME.

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August 2, 2022

Makin’ Tracks: Luke Bryan Cheers the ‘Country On’ With an Optimistic Message

“The song,” notes 'Country On' co-writer Styles Haury, “is a tip of the hat to the backbone of America.”

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August 2, 2022

K-pop boyband DKB announce ‘Meet & Live’ Grand America tour

The nine-member group will perform in 11 cities across North and South America The post K-pop boyband DKB announce ‘Meet & Live’ Grand America tour appeared first on NME.

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July 31, 2022

DJ Snake, Tiesto to play in Atlantic City to save Lucy the Elephant

HQ2 Nightclub and HQ2 Dayclub — home to the largest outdoor pool party on the East Coast — are welcoming a star-studded lineup of international DJ talent to America’s original seaside resort town for the first-ever Lucy The Elephant Weekend. Commencing on August 5th and concluding on August 8th, fans will be treated to performances... Read More ▸ The post DJ Snake, Tiesto to play in Atlantic City to save Lucy the Elephant appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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July 29, 2022

God’s Country

Terrifying and thrilling in equal measure, the debut album from the Oklahoma City sludge-metal band is a vivid rendering of the towering piles of poison littering America’s psychic landscape.

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July 29, 2022

Chat Pile: <em>God’s Country</em>

Terrifying and thrilling in equal measure, the debut album from the Oklahoma City sludge-metal band is a vivid rendering of the towering piles of poison littering America’s psychic landscape.

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July 26, 2022

TWICE’s agency JYP Entertainment and Republic Records to launch new North American girl group under ‘A2K’ project

“We are going to find, identify and curate this incredible talent coming from America, but we’re applying the K-pop system,” said Republic Records’ founder and CEO Monte Lipman The post TWICE’s agency JYP Entertainment and Republic Records to launch new North American girl group under ‘A2K’ project appeared first on NME.

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July 21, 2022

Country Trio Chapel Hart Earns Praise From Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn & Darius Rucker After ‘AGT’ Audition

The familial trio earned a group Golden Buzzer from 'America's Got Talent' judges following their audition.

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July 21, 2022

Exotic Snakebites Have Spiked In The UK Over The Last Decade

According to The World Health Organisation, there are over 250 venomous snake species, mostly native to Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania.

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July 19, 2022

K-pop boyband OMEGA X to perform in Latin America and US on first world tour

The 11-member act will go on the road in September and October The post K-pop boyband OMEGA X to perform in Latin America and US on first world tour appeared first on NME.

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July 18, 2022

ATEEZ announce ‘The Fellowship: Break The Wall’ world tour with dates in North America, Korea and Japan

The boyband will tour from October to December 2022 The post ATEEZ announce ‘The Fellowship: Break The Wall’ world tour with dates in North America, Korea and Japan appeared first on NME.

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July 14, 2022

Pantera’s 2023 Reunion Tour to Include Zakk Wylde and Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante

The band will headline major festivals across North America and Europe and stage some of their own headline concerts next year.

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July 14, 2022

WHO Cautions COVID-19 Pandemic Isn't Over, New BA.5 Variant Spreading Fast

The World Health Organization has cautioned the public that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, and a new variant is spreading rapidly in America.

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July 14, 2022

NAYEON Shares Her ‘Happy’ Reaction to New Billboard Chart Records: Exclusive

"I felt quite a burden," the TWICE member tells Billboard of creating her 'IM NAYEON' solo album that set a handful of new records for K-pop artists in America.

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July 13, 2022

Lil Baby Takes Stock of His Unexpected Rise in New ‘Untrapped’ Trailer

Rapper discusses how a stint in prison, and an newfound understanding of America's biased systems led him to music in clip for upcoming documentary

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July 13, 2022

J Balvin Unveils Dates for His Tour of Latin America

The LatAm trek announcement comes after the Colombian singer postponed his U.S. tour in April.

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July 12, 2022

Eurovision Song Contest Expanding to Latin America

According to the European Broadcasting Union, Latin America is among top Eurovision markets for non-participating countries.

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July 12, 2022

Tomorrow X Together announce new single ‘Valley of Lies’ with iann dior

The K-pop group confirmed the collaboration in a recent 'Good Morning America' appearance, where they also performed 'Good Boy Gone Bad' The post Tomorrow X Together announce new single ‘Valley of Lies’ with iann dior appeared first on NME.

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July 12, 2022

This Is America

On an ambitious three-disc project, the violinist collaborates with a wide array of bright, younger composers, crystallizing a new vision for American classical music.

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July 11, 2022

TOMORROW X TOGETHER Delivers a High-Energy ‘Good Boy Gone Bad’ on ‘Good Morning America’: Watch

The track was released at the lead single from the K-pop group's recent album, 'minisode 2: Thursday's Child.'

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July 9, 2022

Chris Evans Reminds Fans 'Sam Wilson Is Captain America,' Suggests He Won't Reprise His Role in 'Captain America 4'

MCU fans have speculated Evans would return for the upcoming 'Captain America' movie, which will find actor Anthony Mackie taking over the titular role.

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July 9, 2022

Fall Out Boy donate $100,000 to gun safety foundation following Highland Park mass shooting

The band expressed disdain for “wanton gun violence in America” The post Fall Out Boy donate $100,000 to gun safety foundation following Highland Park mass shooting appeared first on NME.

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July 9, 2022

Fall Out Boy Pledge $100K to Gun Safety After Highland Park Mass Shooting: ‘We Are Heartbroken’

"Chicago is where we grew up, and we are heartbroken for the families and entire community of Highland Park, as well as every single victim of wanton gun violence in America."

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July 8, 2022

Julius Onah Set to Direct Anthony Mackie-Starring 'Captain America 4'

Marvel has enlisted Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah to direct the upcoming Captain America film, which is set to star Anthony Mackie.

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July 8, 2022

Roy Moore's $95 Million Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Rejected by Appeals Court

An appeals court rejected former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore’s $95 million defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen over 'Who Is America?'

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July 8, 2022

Aespa Kicks Off ‘Good Morning America’ Summer Concert Series With Performance of ‘Black Mamba’ & ‘Girls’ Tracks

The daytime TV performance comes as the K-pop group marks the release of its new mini album, 'Girls.'

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Discs

Remembering

August 21, 2020

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50th Anniversary: The Collection

July 12, 2019

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Houses in White (America 50th Anniversary Remix)

May 19, 2019

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Lost & Found

May 17, 2019

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Archives, Vol. 1

April 12, 2019

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The Grand Cayman Concert (Live at The Sea View, Cayman Islands, 5/4/2002)

January 25, 2019

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Holiday Harmony

November 2, 2018

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Hits: 50th Anniversay Edition (50th Anniversary Edition)

October 5, 2018

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Live At The Troubadour EP

March 26, 2012

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Ventura Highway

January 10, 2012

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Sister Golden Hair

January 10, 2012

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I Need You

January 10, 2012

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A Horse with No Name

January 10, 2012

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Back Pages

July 26, 2011

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Here & Now (Expanded Edition)

January 16, 2007

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Struttin' Our Stuff

August 29, 2006

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Just Wasn't Meant to Be

January 1, 2004

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Hourglass

May 17, 1994

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Perspective

January 1, 1984

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Your Move

January 1, 1983

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View From The Ground

January 1, 1982

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Alibi

January 1, 1980

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Silent Letter

January 1, 1979

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Live

January 1, 1977

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Harbor

January 1, 1977

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Hideaway

January 1, 1976

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Hearts

January 1, 1975

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Holiday

January 1, 1974

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Hat Trick

January 1, 1973

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America

January 1, 1972

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Homecoming

January 1, 1972

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