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As a share of America's large gross national income (GNI), however, the U.S. contribution of 0.18% ranked last among 22 donor states. By contrast, private overseas giving by Americans is relatively generous. The U.S. exercises full international defense authority and responsibility for three sovereign nations through Compact of Free Association with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. These are Pacific island nations, once part of the U.S.-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands after World War II, which gained independence in subsequent years.

Essex County, New Jersey

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Orange Park, Orange / East Orange. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange / South Orange / Millburn / Maplewood. Vailsburg Park, Newark. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange. Verona Park, Verona. Watsessing Park, Bloomfield / East Orange. Weequahic Park, Newark. West Essex Park, West Caldwell / Roseland. West Side Park, Newark. Yanticaw Park, Nutley. Prudential Center, Newark. Opened in 2007, home of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League and the Seton Hall University men's basketball team. It was formerly the home of the New Jersey Nets from 2010 until 2012. The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, Milburn.

Orange, New Jersey

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Although still a small percentage of total residents, Orange and East Orange have the largest concentrations of Guyanese Americans in the country. In the 2000 Census, 2.9% of Orange residents identified as being of Guyanese ancestry. While Queens and Brooklyn had larger populations in terms of raw numbers, Orange and East Orange (with 2.5%) had the highest percentages of people of Guyanese ancestry as a portion of the total population of all places in the United States.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

African Americans

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African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as African-American.

United States Census Bureau

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The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title ) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Newark, New Jersey

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Jesse Allen Park, in the Central Ward. The 8 acres Jesse Allen Park is Newark’s second-largest city-owned park. It is located near several schools and youth facilities, including a well-liked Boys & Girls Club of Newark facility. As of 2017, it offered new amenities including new sports fields, skateboarding, basketball, Fitness Zone exercise stations, a water play spray area, and climate-resilient garden features. The Greater Newark Conservancy maintains the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, and the Prudential Outdoor Learning Center. It offers urban farming and gardening displays and instruction.


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Playhouse Square includes the State, Palace, Allen, Hanna, and Ohio theaters within what is known as the Cleveland Theater District. Playhouse Square's resident performing arts companies include Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance, and Great Lakes Theater Festival. The center hosts various Broadway musicals, special concerts, speaking engagements, and other events throughout the year. One Playhouse Square, now the headquarters for Cleveland's public broadcasters, was initially used as the broadcast studios of WJW (AM), where disc jockey Alan Freed first popularized the term "rock and roll".

Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 134,875 in 2017.

Federal Information Processing Standards

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NIST replaced these codes with the more permanent GNIS Feature ID, maintained by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. The GNIS database is the official geographic names repository database for the United States, and is designated the only source of geographic names and locative attributes for use by the agencies of the Federal Government. FIPS 8-6 "Metropolitan Areas" and 9-1 "Congressional Districts of the U.S." were also withdrawn in 2008, to be replaced with INCITS standards 454 and 455, respectively. The U.S.

26th Legislative District (New Jersey)

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Dodd faced opposition from Assemblyman Eldridge Hawkins and tennis star Althea Gibson, who was serving as state Athletic Commissioner. Dodd was supported by the Essex County Democratic organization under County Chairman Harry Lerner. With Gibson and Hawkins splitting the anti-organization vote, Dodd won the nomination and the subsequent general election. In 1983, Leanna Brown challenged her former running-mate, James P.

Frank J. Dodd

Frank Dodd
In the 1977 Democratic primary for the Senate seat, Dodd faced opposition from Assemblyman Eldridge Hawkins and tennis star Althea Gibson, who was serving as state Athletic Commissioner. Dodd was supported by the Essex County Democratic organization under County Chairman Harry Lerner. With Gibson and Hawkins splitting the anti-organization vote, Dodd won the nomination and the subsequent general election. In 1981, Dodd gave up his Senate seat to run in the Democratic primary for Governor of New Jersey. His successor in the Senate was Richard Codey. The 1981 Democratic primary included a crowded field of 13 candidates, led by U.S. Representative James Florio, U.S. Representative Robert A.

New Jersey

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Singer Dionne Warwick was born in East Orange. Singer Whitney Houston (who is Dionne Warwick's cousin) was born in Newark, and grew up in neighboring East Orange. Jazz pianist and bandleader Count Basie was born in Red Bank in 1904. In the 1960s, he collaborated on several albums with fellow New Jersey native Frank Sinatra. The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank is named in his honor. Parliament-Funkadelic, the funk music collective, was formed in Plainfield by George Clinton. Asbury Park is home of The Stone Pony, which Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi frequented early in their careers. Hip-hop pioneers Naughty By Nature are from East Orange.

United States Geological Survey

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Geographic Names Information System. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. List of national mapping agencies. National Lidar Dataset (United States). QuakeSim. Timeline of environmental history. Variscale ruler. Volcano Disaster Assistance Program. Water Resource Region. Major USGS Mission Area sites: Water, Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health, Climate and Land Use Change, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Core Science Systems. Science Quality and Integrity. USGS Fundamental Science Practices. USGS Library. Science Topics (thematic directory). Science in Your Backyard (State index). USGS Circular 1050 (History of the USGS). USGS Geomagnetism Program.

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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Wright of Wilmington (1842-1890), who developed a local realtor company. A post office called Wrightsville was subsequently established in 1881. Accessibility to the beach improved in 1887 when Shell Road was completed, running from Wilmington to the edge of the current Intracoastal Waterway. The town was incorporated in 1899 as Wrightsville Beach, in honor of the Wright family of Wilmington and the community of Wrightsville on the mainland side of Harbor Island. By the late 1800s, ownership of the land had passed to the MacRae family of Wilmington.

Kure Beach, North Carolina

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Kure Beach (ˈkjʊəri KYUR-ee) is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina about 15 miles south of Wilmington. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,012 at the 2010 census. It is found on Pleasure Island directly south of the Wilmington Beach annex of Carolina Beach and just north of Fort Fisher. A post office called Kure Beach has been in operation since 1942. The town was named for a family of settlers. On the night of July 24/25, 1943, a German U-boat fired at least three shells to attack the "Ethyl-Dow Chemical Company" plant at "Kure's Beach" (post-war: Kure Beach), but instead hit the Cape Fear River.

Glen Ridge, New Jersey

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It is bounded by Bloomfield, Montclair and East Orange. Glen Ridge is a maximum of six blocks wide and in "the Panhandle" north of Bay Avenue it is only three or two blocks wide. Glen Ridge has a temperate climate, with warm / hot humid summers and cool / cold winters, according to the Köppen climate classification humid subtropical climate. The town gets an average of 49 in of rain per year and 20 in of snowfall, compared to the US averages of 37 in and 25 in inches. Glen Ridge has 124 days of measurable precipitation a year. There are typically about 205 sunny days per year in Glen Ridge. The temperature ranges from a high around 86 degrees in July and a low around 21 degrees in January.

Bloomfield, New Jersey

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Watsessing Park, which is the county's fourth-largest park, covers 69.67 acres split between Bloomfield and East Orange (60 acres in Bloomfield), and features sections of the Second River and Toney's Brook flowing through the park. Both parks are administered by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. The Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Department administers eight parks covering 55.23 acres. Bloomfield operates under a Special Charter granted under an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. The township is governed by a mayor and a six-member Township Council.

New Bern, North Carolina

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It lies 112 mi east of Raleigh, 87 mi northeast of Wilmington, and 162 mi south of Norfolk. New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi. New Bern was settled in 1710 by Bernese and Palatine immigrants under the auspices of Christoph von Graffenried, 1st Baron of Bernberg. The new colonists named their settlement after Bern, Switzerland, home state of their patron. The English connection with Switzerland had been established by some Marian exiles who sought refuge in Protestant parts of Switzerland. There were also marriages between the Royal House of Stuart and notable people in the history of Calvinism.

Williston School

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Althea Gibson (1949), tennis champion – the first black player to win grand slam events. Meadowlark Lemon (1952), star basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters. Joseph McNeil (1959), one of the Greensboro Four and air-force general. Phillip Clay (1964), chancellor of MIT. Sam Bowens, major league baseball player. Class of 1931 – photographed by Louis T. Moore. Williston Middle School of Math, Science & Technology – website of the current institution.

South Orange, New Jersey

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South Orange is bordered by the Essex County municipalities of Maplewood, Newark, West Orange, Orange, and East Orange. South Orange also comes close to bordering both Livingston and Millburn. The East Branch of the Rahway River, which originates in West Orange, flows through the entire length of the township. Most of the time it is a trickle but flows can be heavy after rain. In the past it would occasionally overflow its banks and flood low-lying parts of town an issue that was addressed by United States Army Corps of Engineers flood control projects that remediated the problem in the mid-1970s.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Most routes begin and end at the Transfer Center at 147 Old Wilmington Road in Fayetteville. Other transfer points are located at University Estates, Cross Creek Mall, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bunce and Cliffdale Rds and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station, built in 1911, provides daily Amtrak service with northbound and southbound routes leading to points along the East Coast.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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In 1910, Charlotte surpassed Wilmington to become North Carolina's largest city. Population grew again during World War I, when the U.S. government established Camp Greene north of present-day Wilkinson Boulevard. Many soldiers and suppliers stayed after the war, launching an urban ascent that eventually overtook older city rivals along the Piedmont Crescent. In the 1920 census, Charlotte lost its title as the state's largest city to Winston-Salem, which with a population of 48,395 had 2,077 more people than Charlotte. However, Charlotte regained its status several years later.

Hubert A. Eaton

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He would go on to win the ATA national doubles championship, and served as the coach and mentor of Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon champion. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then established a practice in Wilmington, NC, where he was a distinguished physician and noted civil rights activist, fighting for access to recreational facilities, the desegregation of public schools, and, most notably, the fight for access to public hospital facilities for black physicians. In 1956, Eaton sued a county hospital over a policy that barred non-white physicians from seeing patients at the hospital. In 1964 he was charged with murder.

Raleigh, North Carolina

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I-40 traverses the southern part of the city, connecting Raleigh to Durham and Chapel Hill toward the west, and coastal Wilmington, North Carolina to the southeast. I-440, Also known locally as the Raleigh Beltline, it makes a loop around the central part of the city. The I-440 route labeling formerly encompassed the entire loop around the city, co-numbered though South Raleigh with I-40. In 2002, the NCDOT removed the I-440 designation from the co-numbered I-40 (southern and southwestern) sections of the loop, and the directional signage on the remaining I-440 portion was changed from Inner/Outer to East/West.