continental United States

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Related to Mainland United States: Continental United States, Lower 48 states

continen′tal Unit′ed States′


n.
the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
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The installation concluded with test calls to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) EOC as well as the mainland United States.
North Korea has boasted of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.
It has recently showed capability of launching a missile capable of reaching mainland United States, a big leap in its effort to develop nuclear bomb-tipped weapons that could target many American cities.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned that North Korea is only a "handful of months" away from being able to hit the mainland United States with a nuclear weapon.
All of the mainland United States is within the range of our nuclear strike.
After its last one last December, it declared that its missiles can now reach any city in mainland United States.
They're wrong about the threat North Korea poses to the mainland United States, where more than 99 percent of Americans live.
29, it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile which it said was its most advanced yet, capable of reaching the mainland United States.
With this system, we can load the heaviest warhead and strike anywhere in the mainland United States," North Koreas most famous newsreader, Ri Chun Hee, said in a special live broadcast on state television.
However, the country has not shown the capability to reach the mainland United States with missile technology so far.
Relief for Puerto Rico dominated the latest round of emergency funding, with more than 80 percent of the island still without power more than a month after the storm and growing concerns that a failure to restore power and provide basic services to residents could cause a mass exodus to the mainland United States.