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Thirteen Colonies

Thir·teen Colonies

 (thûr-tēn′)
The thirteen British colonies in North America that joined together to form the original states of the United States, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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The investment will be in the area of commercial hotel and water factory, the President said, adding that the hotel would either be located in Ibadan or PortHarcourt, while the water projects will cover all its 13 states' councils.
Audit carried out on the financial management performance of 14 State Royal Malaysian Customs Departments showed three departments achieved excellent levels, good (seven) and satisfactory (four), while financial management performance of Universiti Teknologi Mara campuses in 13 states showed three achieved excellent levels, good (seven), satisfactory (two) and less satisfactory (one).
The company carries freight and consists of 23 rail operations in 13 states in the US with about 600 miles.
Hills have agreed a 25-year partnership with Nasdaq-listed casino group Eldorado Resorts that will extend their reach to 13 states where sports betting is either legal or sports betting bills are tabled, more than double the previous number.
Supreme Court took up the question of whether the Court of Appeals had original jurisdiction to review challenges to the 2015 rule brought by 13 states. The October 2015 appellate stay decision was the result of several lawsuits consolidated into a multi-district case, including suits brought against EPA challenging the rule by Georgia, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as the U.S.
The events, which resulted in 282 deaths, included a drought, affecting three states; a freeze, affecting nine states; and a wildfire affecting eight states; two floods, affecting 13 states; three tropical cyclones, affecting nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
The other 13 states and District of Columbia that submitted state plans on or before May 3 will receive feedback in the coming weeks.
This acquisition will bring Trescal's network in the United States to 16 accredited calibration laboratories in 13 states with more than 400 employees.
The accounts, offered in 13 states via the ABLE Alliance, was hailed at the event in the Capitol building as the country's "largest multi-state agreement" on an investment program that allows for tax-free investment growth when savings are spent on qualifying disability expenses.
In the second transaction, the partnership acquired 63 tenant sites located in 13 states from Landmark, for total consideration of USD 21.1m.
The bus was set to visit 22 cities in 13 states, including stops in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention (which runs July 18-21).