10 promises Trump made for his first day
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10 promises Trump made for his first day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a “contract” detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump’s familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign. … Continue reading

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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia  coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. “Historic day,” his boss wrote back. “There’s still some good in America,” McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. “The people have … Continue reading

Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’
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Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday with 13 electoral votes at stake in the presidential election and to decide several House seats. Here are the voices of some of those voters. ___ This election is a crossroads for mountain communities, said Doug Ratliff, a 67-year-old businessman in Richlands, an Appalachian town in rural southwestern Virginia, … Continue reading

Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control
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Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own. Democrats who’d envisioned potentially big gains in suburban and ethnically diverse districts instead were on … Continue reading