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United States of America

The United States of America (commonly referred to as the United States, the U.S. , the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C. , the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.

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  • A tragedy almost beyond comprehension like the destruction of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco requires culprits. Attorney General Reno was all over television Monday shouldering responsibility, President Clinton belatedly joining in Tuesday. But that won't do. That's formality. America wants real culprits. Surely the history of religious fanatics from Masada to Jonestown teaches the potential for self-destruction among zealots under pressure.

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