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Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch startup Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

The Day After the Election in Pictures

Hillary Clinton lost the election but is winning the popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump may have scored an astonishing upset presidential victory, but Hillary Clinton could still receive more votes.<p>As of Wednesday evening, hours after Clinton called Trump to concede, the former secretary of state clung to a narrow lead in the popular vote, 47.7%-47.5%.<p>She had …

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Pence to meet with Biden and Ryan

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will meet with Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, the latest sign of a rapprochement between Trump and Ryan, according to Republican insiders.<p>The Trump-Pence-Ryan session is scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Club, …

Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding Hillary Clinton's staggering defeat, President Barack Obama urged the nation Wednesday to join him in rooting for President-elect Donald Trump's success. He said he was heartened by Trump's election night call for unity and hoped it wouldn't fade.<p>Obama, in a …

Republicans keep control of Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans pulled off a political stunner Tuesday night -- running the table down-ballot and keeping control of the House and Senate, CNN projects.<p>In a year when the GOP was almost entirely on defense, the party's incumbents -- many outspent and hobbled by struggling campaigns …

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Here were 2 totally plausible electoral-college maps in which Clinton and Trump could have tied

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p><i>Update: None of these four scenarios has come to pass, after Donald Trump was just named the winner of Pennsylvania -- and likely soon the presidency. But we got surprisingly close. The original post follows.</i><p>The below is unlikely to happen. But it's significantly more …

With Wisconsin win, Trump tops 270

Donald Trump has won Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes, putting him over the 270 he needs to be the next president of the United States. Read more: http://politi.co/2fAxmFw<p>Full election night results: http://politi.co/1oGcEFv<p>POLITICO publishes election results based on the calls of either the …

Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and …

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Transcript: Donald Trump Speaks At Victory Rally

DONALD TRUMP: Thank you, thank you very much. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated business. Thank you very much.<p>I've just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us — it's about us — on our victory. And I congratulated her and her family on a very, very …

Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that …

Government

Fed up with Washington, Trump's 'deplorables' shake up the elite

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fed up with Washington and feeling left behind, supporters of Republican Donald Trump upended the U.S. presidential race, electing a political newcomer they say offers the country a shot at dramatic change.<p>Supporters of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rally through …

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With Trump win, Republican chairman Priebus emerges as key adviser

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s White House victory puts a spotlight on Reince Priebus, an establishment Republican figure who emerged as a trusted adviser to the New York businessman and helped encourage discipline in the campaign’s final weeks.<p>Donald Trump and Reince Priebus address …

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Anti-Trump Republicans wake up to new world

Some express willingness to work with the president-elect, while others bemoan the future of their party.<p>There was resignation and grief, anger and cautious optimism.<p>But for the most part, there was abject shock among the significant segment of the GOP that had been wary of Donald Trump, as state …

Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by …

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Hillary Clinton has conceded the US presidency to Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has conceded the US election to her rival, Donald Trump, who has been declared the 45th president of the United States.<p>Clinton called Trump at around 2:45am eastern time to concede that she lost the fight to become the first woman president of the US.<p>When Trump took to the stage to …

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Trump in victory: 'It is time for us to come together'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump promised to work to "bind the wounds of division" and bring Americans together as the next president of the United States as he claimed victory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.<p>"I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," Trump said. "I pledge …

REPORT: President Obama calls Trump to congratulate him on his win

Tur said Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told her of the phone call, but did not know what was said during the conversation.<p>Obama worked tirelessly to help elect Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who fell short on Election Day. He repeatedly made strong warnings about electing Trump as …

Marijuana, gun control, minimum wage hikes win at the polls

Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum …

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At under $5 each, Trump's votes came cheap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump pulled off one of the biggest upsets in American political history when he toppled Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday - and he did it using far less cash than his rival.<p>A man leans out of a Hummer shouting words in support of Donald …

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World Leaders React to Donald Trump Winning the U.S Election

Leaders and officials across the world reacted with shock, hope and congratulations, as Donald Trump confounded polls and surged to victory over …

'Go to hell!' A divided America struggles to heal after ugly election

(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 30 that may be offensive to some readers)<p>A woman passes burning garbage during a demonstration in Oakland following the election of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Noah Berger<p>By Jason Szep<p>ELLSWORTH, Maine (Reuters) - “He lies,” huffed Janet Foster.<p>“And he’s a …

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Read Donald Trump’s Full Victory Speech After He Won the Presidential Race

Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of his supporters at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan early Wednesday morning after his stunning victory over …

Russia Is Super Happy Donald Trump Has Been Elected US President

Russian politicians are jubilant and say they expect a more "constructive" relationship with the US with Trump as president.<p>Russian politicians are expressing hope for a better relationship with the United States now that Donald Trump has been elected president.<p>President Vladimir Putin was among …

Trump calls for ‘special session’ of Congress to repeal Obamacare; Clinton plans new ad blitz in four states

By John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>Jose A. DelReal<p>, Reporter<p>DADE CITY, Fla. — Hillary Clinton and her allies on Tuesday intensified their attacks on Donald Trump’s character and temperament, as they sought to shift scrutiny away from news that the FBI had revived an investigation into …

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Warren Beatty Wants Six Hours of Your Time. Or More.

LOS ANGELES — Lest there be any question about whether, at 79, Warren Beatty is still a force of nature, the interview for this article lasted more than six hours. Mr. Beatty could have kept going, but I, in exhaustion, begged off. “As you have learned,” Mr. Beatty said, as we emerged on a golden …

Trump calls for government ethics reforms

<b>Green Bay, Wisconsin (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump took his outrage over what he deems a "rigged system" a step further on Monday and called for a series of ethics reforms aimed at tackling corruption in Washington, including tighter restrictions on members of Congress and White House officials taking on …

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Hurricane Matthew is just off the Florida Coast: What we know now

Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade. Here's what we know:<p>Where is the storm now?<p>Matthew continues to head north toward the South Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm to a Category 2 hurricane earlier …

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How Did G.M. Create Tesla’s Dream Car First?

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ten years ago, a little-known tech entrepreneur named Elon Musk published a secret master plan for Tesla Motors, an ambitious electric car start-up he had funded.<p>Revolutionary technologies always start as impractical and expensive, Mr. Musk explained, so Tesla’s first car …

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