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In U.S., November national elections have long history

Learn why U.S. national elections are held on Tuesdays in November, and why that's unlikely to change — even though some people think it should.
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What will happen to President Obama’s tweets?

When President Obama leaves office, his Twitter and Facebook posts will be archived, and the accounts will be made available to incoming President Trump.
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What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
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Pompeo says diplomacy protects rights worldwide

The U.S. uses diplomacy to defend "unalienable rights" worldwide, Secretary Pompeo says at a celebration of the State Department's anniversary.
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New biometric technology helps keep borders safe

New facial-comparison technology helps catch impostors trying to sneak into the United States using other people's documents.
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The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.
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‘Those who lose accept the verdict’

In the United States, defeated political candidates acknowledge election losses publicly, knowing that they have the chance to compete and win another day.
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November 11: A celebration of military veterans [infographic]

Veterans Day is a November federal holiday in the United States that celebrates those who have served in the armed forces.
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Former U.S. presidents to attend Trump inauguration

Falling in line with tradition, three former presidents plan to attend Donald Trump’s January 20 inauguration as U.S. president.