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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.

A third term for President Obama? Not happening.

President Obama must give up the presidency to whomever voters choose in the 2016 election, whether he or his most passionate supporters like it or not.
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Our favorite Obama travel photos

View some of President Obama's travels to other countries. He met dignitaries and people in all walks of life and saw treasured spots.

What is ‘Super Tuesday,’ and why is it important?

The 2016 U.S. presidential primary season will swing into high gear on March 1, when 14 U.S. states and territories simultaneously hold their contests.
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Why is the U.S. general election held on a Tuesday in...

Ever wonder why the U.S. general election is held on a Tuesday in November? One reason is the country's agricultural past. See what the other reason is.
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Lots of prep work for Trump before Inauguration Day

On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Here are some of the items from his presidential to-do list.