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Fireless locomotive

A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source. They offer advantages over conventional steam locomotives of lower cost per unit, cleanliness, and decreased risk from fire or boiler explosion; these are counterbalanced by …

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Minnesota

Minnesota is a state in the upper Midwestern United States. It is the 12th largest U.S. state in area and the 22nd most populous, with over 5.7 million residents. Country United States Admitted to the Union May 11, 1858 (32nd) Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro and urban areas Minneapolis–Saint Paul  Governor Tim Walz   Lieutenant Governor …

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Minden, Nebraska

Minden is a city in, and the county seat of, Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. It has possessed a post office since 1876. Minden was established in 1876. It is home of the Pioneer Village museum complex. The city was named after Minden, in Germany. Minden was originally built up chiefly by Germans.

Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

Ongoing news reports in the international media have revealed operational details about the Anglophone cryptographic agencies’ global surveillance of both foreign and domestic nationals. The reports mostly emanate from a cache of top secret documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which he obtained whilst working for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest contractors …

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Berlin

Berlin is Germany’s capital and largest city in terms of both area and population. Berlin, one of Germany’s sixteen component states, is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and is next to Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg. Berlin’s urban area, with a population of roughly 4.5 million people, is Germany’s second most populated urban region …

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Bavaria

Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria, is a federal state in Germany’s south-east. With a surface size of 70,550.19 square kilometers (27,239.58 square miles), Bavaria is the biggest German state by land area, accounting for nearly one-fifth of Germany’s total land area. Munich (the state capital), Nuremberg, and Augsburg are the major cities in …

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Germany

Germany is a nation in Central Europe. Its official name is the Federal Republic of Germany. It is Europe’s second-most populated country after Russia, and the European Union’s most populous member state. Germany is located between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps to the south, and it has a total …

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