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Abuja

(Encyclopedia) Abuja äboo´j, city and federal capital territory (2006 provisional pop. 1,405,201), central Nigeria. Plans to move the capital from Lagos were approved in 1976, and a 3,000-sq mi (7,…

Bayonne

(Encyclopedia) Bayonne byn´, city (1990 pop. 61,444), Hudson co., NE N.J., on a 3-mi (4.8-km) peninsula; inc. 1869. The machinery, oil, chemical, and other industries that dominated the economy in…

Taipei

(Encyclopedia) Taipei tb´, special municipality (2010 pop. 2,655,515), N Taiwan, capital of Taiwan and provisional capital of the Republic of China. It is the administrative, cultural, and…

NBA Basketball

NBA Basketball Charlotte Bobcats: Construction on Charlotte Bobcats Arena for the NBA expansion Charlotte Bobcats and the WNBA Charlotte Sting began with a ceremonial “groundblasting“ on July…

How to Save Energy

Give your car—and the Earth—a rest by Rachael Stark Related Links Quiz: Famous Environmentalists Environment and NatureInternational EnergyEPA: Earth DayEarth Day at the Library of Congress…

Bangkok

(Encyclopedia) Bangkok bng´kk, Thai Krung Thep, city (1990 pop. 8,538,610), capital of Thailand and of Bangkok prov., SW Thailand, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of…

Denver

(Encyclopedia) Denver, city (1990 pop. 467,610), alt. 5,280 ft (1,609 m), state capital, coextensive with Denver co., N central Colo., on a plateau at the foot of the Front Range of the Rocky Mts.,…

May 2021 Current Events: US News

Top of Page World News | Science & Technology News | Disaster News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the US…