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For Trump, Pakistan And Afghanistan Pose Challenges Without Easy Solutions

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:17am

He mostly ignored this region on the campaign trail, but the president-elect will find much to worry about. War, terrorism, corruption, tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors — it's all there.

Hiker Meets Hillary Clinton Walking Through New York Woods

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 6:22am

Margot Gerster was hiking through the woods in Chappaqua when she ran into someone else doing the same thing: Hillary Clinton. She was thrilled to get a photo taken with Hillary by Bill.

What Does Trump's Victory Mean For NATO?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

The president-elect called the alliance "obsolete" and said European countries weren't paying their share. This has created hand-wringing in the bedrock institution of Western security.

Trump Questioned NATO's Relevance. Will His Administration Intervene?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

The head of NATO says he's looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump. In July, candidate Trump questioned whether the U.S. would maintain its commitments to the organization.

After Clinton's Loss, Rep. Grijalva Says Democrats Need To Rework Message

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva about the impact on the Democratic Party of Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump. He was a Bernie Sanders supporter before rallying behind Clinton.

Trump Begins Transition By Visting The White House, Capitol Hill

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

After spending months on the campaign trail blasting Washington and the government, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the reins. He met with President Obama and congressional leaders.

Post Election: Can Divided Religious Leaders Heal A Divided Nation?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

After a campaign unprecedented in its divisiveness and partisanship, faith leaders face great challenges in any effort to promote reconciliation and healing.

Veterans Hope President-Elect Trump Will Continue To Focus On Their Issues

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks with Paul Reickhoff, founder and CEO of the nonprofit group, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about what a Donald Trump presidency means for veterans.

After Trump Victory, Silicone Valley Investor Dave McClure Melts Down

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

CEOs of the largest Internet companies have congratulated President-elect Trump — or at least expressed openness to the new administration. But one member of the Silicon Valley elite broke rank.

Democrats Wonder If Bernie Sanders Could Have Beaten Trump

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

As Bernie Sanders' supporters come to terms with Donald Trump's upset victory this week, many of them say their candidate could have defeated him — but he was just never given the chance.

Conservative Radio Host Says It's Hard To Wipe Trump's Slate Clean

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Talk radio host Charlie Sykes speaks to David Greene about what Donald Trump's win means for the future of the Republican party. Sykes was a leading voice in the "Never Trump" movement.

Women Rush To Get Long-Acting Birth Control After Trump Wins

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:00am

Women lit up social media with warnings that birth control may become harder to get under the Trump administration. Gynecologists and Planned Parenthood centers say they're getting more calls.

Who Might Be In Donald Trump's Cabinet? Plus, More About The Transition

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 5:54pm

The transition between the 44th and 45th president is already consuming Washington.

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's First 100 Days Action Plan

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 5:27pm

NPR reporters and editors add context to the legislation and other proposals that the president-elect said he wants to introduce in his first 100 days in office.

Dow Hits All-Time High As Investors Anticipate Transition To Trump

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:49pm

Thursday trading centered on areas in which the new administration plans to loosen regulations or increase spending. Financials and pharmaceuticals were up, as were defense and infrastructure stocks.

An App Saw Trump Winning Swing States When Polls Didn't

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:22pm

The startup Brigade built an app that asks a simple question: Which candidate are you going to vote for? The company's data pointed to a big crossover effect: Democrats voting for Trump in droves.

Trump Team Promises To 'Dismantle' Dodd-Frank Bank Regulations

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:48pm

For six years, the Dodd-Frank Act has been rolling out rules intended to tame inappropriate risk-taking by banks. The Trump transition team now says the new administration will "dismantle" the law.

Grand Jury Indicts Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:29pm

Schock faces 24 counts including wire fraud and theft of public funds. The indictment alleges he lost more than cost the federal government, his campaign, and others more than $100,000.

Many Police Across The Country Feel Emboldened By Trump's Victory

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:25pm

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has emboldened police around the country, who say they have been under siege. They are hopeful about what his presidency will mean for them.

For The Marijuana Industry, Legalization Is Bittersweet

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:25pm

Three states — California, Nevada and Massachusetts — have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. That means about one in five Americans now live in a state where marijuana is legal. Still, some in the cannabis industry are worried about the election results.

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