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Donald Trump and Mike Pence side by side, with Trump pointing at Pence (© AP Images)

What do U.S. vice presidents do?

Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
Melania Trump (White House)

It’s official: White House unveils first lady’s portrait

The White House releases first lady Melania Trump's official portrait. The photograph shows the first lady, who used to be a fashion model, in her new home.
Melania Trump surrounded by people (© AP Images)

5 little-known facts about Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump, a former international model, speaks several languages and is involved in various causes. Learn new facts about her.
Overhead view of Oval Office (© Mai/Mai/Getty Images)

How presidents leave their mark on the Oval Office

The office where the American president works is called the Oval Office, due to its unusual shape. See how presidents have left their mark on the office.
Dina Powell at microphone (© AP Images)

Trump’s Egyptian-born economic adviser focuses on jobs and women

Dina Habib Powell, senior counselor for economic initiatives, brings public-service experience and private-sector know-how to the White House.
People walking near car on street in front of U.S. Capitol (© AP Images)

5 things you might not know about the Secret Service

The Secret Service protects the U.S. president and vice president and their families. But it also has a key investigative role to play.
Hand holding up envelope addressed to 'Mr. President' (© AP Images)

Presidential letters to successors: What do they say?

When Donald Trump arrived at the White House after being sworn in as the 45th president, waiting for him was a letter from his predecessor, Barack Obama.
President Trump with one hand raised and one on bible being held by Melania Trump (© AP Images)

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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Inaugural gown previews a first lady’s style [video]

The inaugural gown worn by the first lady offers an initial hint about her fashion sense and helps indicate the tone of the incoming administration.