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  1. Find the latest U.S. news stories, photos, and videos on NBCNews.com. Read breaking headlines covering politics, economics, pop culture, and more.

  2. It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent where the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre; the other four towns which form the city are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton. Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and known as The ...

  3. Introduction The United States of America gained its independence in the second half of the eighteenth century and developed rapidly. The purchase of new territories was one of the factors that contributed to the geographic and economic growth of the new country (Turner, 2016). The Louisiana purchase that took place...

  4. Local government is a generic term for the lowest tiers of public administration within a particular sovereign state.This particular usage of the word government refers specifically to a level of administration that is both geographically-localised and has limited powers.

  5. The government attempted sweeping reforms in the late 19th century, but adhered to a strict isolationist policy, earning Korea the nickname "Hermit Kingdom". The policy had been established primarily for protection against Western imperialism , but soon the Joseon dynasty was forced to open trade, beginning an era leading into Japanese rule .

  6. Emphasizing their belief that the government was being manipulated by people from Milla de Oro (San Juan's banking hub) and Calle Chardón (an avenue where the local headquarters of most federal agencies are located) the EPB concluded this statement by warning that they would be in the "most unexpected of places, with [their] sights set right ...

  7. The history of Peru spans 10 millennia, extending back through several stages of cultural development along the country's desert coastline and in the Andes mountains. Peru's coast was home to the Norte Chico civilization, the oldest civilization in the Americas and one of the six cradles of civilization in the world.