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  2. Empty string - Wikipedia

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    Formal theory. Formally, a string is a finite, ordered sequence of characters such as letters, digits or spaces. The empty string is the special case where the sequence has length zero, so there are no symbols in the string.

  3. Controlled-access highway - Wikipedia

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    Freeways are usually limited to motor vehicles of a minimum power or weight; signs may prohibit cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians and impose a minimum speed. It is possible for non-motorized traffic to use facilities within the same right-of-way, such as sidewalks constructed along freeway-standard bridges and multi-use paths next to freeways such as the Suncoast Trail along the Suncoast ...

  4. Chinese characters - Wikipedia

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    Singapore underwent three successive rounds of character simplification. These resulted in some simplifications that differed from those used in mainland China. The first round, consisting of 498 Simplified characters from 502 Traditional characters, was promulgated by the Ministry of Education in 1969. The second round, consisting of 2287 ...

  5. Al-Shabaab (militant group) - Wikipedia

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    Name. Al-Shabaab is also known as Ash-Shabaab, Hizb al-Shabaab ("Party of the Youth"), and Popular Resistance Movement in the Land of the Two Migrations (PRM) (Arabic: حركة المقاومة الشعبية في بلاد الهجرتين).

  6. 2016 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia

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    The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Portuguese: Jogos da XXXI Olimpíada) and also known as Rio 2016, were an international multi-sport event held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August.

  7. Iran - Wikipedia

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    Iran (Persian: ایران Irân [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] ()), also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south.

  8. Hezbollah - Wikipedia

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    Foundation. In 1982, Hezbollah was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harass the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Its leaders were followers of Ayatollah Khomeini, and its forces were trained and organized by a contingent of 1,500 Revolutionary Guards that arrived from Iran with permission from the Syrian government, which occupied Lebanon's eastern highlands, permitted ...

  9. Chicago - Wikipedia

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    Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. It is the site of the creation of the first standardized futures contracts , issued by the Chicago Board of Trade , which today is part of the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world ...