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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...

What is a vice squad?

A vice squad is a police division that investigates crimes that are considered vices. A vice is defined as practice or behavior that is considered...
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Where do libraries get their initial set of books from?

New libraries use a process called "collection development" to decide what books to purchase as well as what books to discard. Books are usually...
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How does the government determine the unemployment rate?

The monthly unemployment rate is based on the results of a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) called the...

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