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In Depth: 2016 election could be close. U.S. has been there.

U.S. elections typically are close. Fifty-five percent is decisive. But sometimes the election is really close! Here's what happens then.
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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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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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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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Reflections on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel...

Experience the excitement of the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel — one piece of the historic partnership between the United States and Israel.
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Term limits on presidents are a good thing. Here’s why.

Even if you like a president enough to support giving him or her more time in office, there are good reasons not to break rules on term limits.
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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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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