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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Learn more about Rex Tillerson, the 69th secretary of state — where he grew up, and how he started at the bottom of an oil company and rose to the top.
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How much do you know about U.S. presidents? [quiz]

The U.S. has a holiday known as Presidents Day. What do you know about U.S. presidents? Test your knowledge with our interactive quiz!
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U.S. elections get international monitors too

As a participating member of the OSCE, the United States invited international election monitors to ensure the November 8, 2016, elections were free and fair.
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Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
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Here’s newly sworn-in President Trump’s full speech

President Trump makes his inaugural address to the people of the United States and the world, laying out his vision for the future
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Donald Trump: America’s new president

Donald J. Trump was sworn in January 20 as the 45th president. He is a businessman who promised to help Americans improve their standard of living.
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The loser’s speech also matters [video]

After the voting booths close, the loser's concession speech confirms the strength of U.S. democracy and the legitimacy of the election.
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America’s ‘best idea’ turns 100

If you're planning a trip to the U.S., why not visit one of America’s iconic national parks? Here are the 10 most popular.
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Here’s what to watch as the votes come in

Americans will see lots of maps on election night, showing which state voted for which presidential candidate. Some states are watched more closely.