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NPR Live Electoral Map

Nov 8, 2016

NPR's battleground electoral map will update throughout Election Day coverage.

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence won the White House on late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
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Follow this story for live updates throughout the day. NPR coverage on air begins at 5 p.m.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m.

NPR's politics team will be live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Mike Pence and Tim Kaine
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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence squared off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.

NPR's politics team annotated the debate, below. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact checking from NPR reporters and editors.

In this Jan. 25, 2016, photo, volunteers sort through commitment to caucus for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cards during a campaign event at the Smokey Row in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
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It’s caucus time! We have NPR’s live stream here so you can watch the event unfold.

Just a year after he won re-election, President Obama's second term is already feeling long and fairly fruitless.

It could get worse.

It's typical for second-term presidents to enter the doldrums, but in Obama's case the feeling that he can't accomplish very much set in early. The hopes he stated last year that his re-election would "break the fever" of unyielding Republican opposition to everything he proposed turned out to be misguided.

"The president is clearly at his weakest point in his presidency so far," says GOP consultant Whit Ayres.

9 Elections To Watch

Nov 5, 2013

Tuesday's elections are anything but dull. From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests. Although there isn't anything close to the drama of an Election Day in a presidential year, many of the races have national implications.

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In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, NPR will be airing special live coverage of the celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in the nation’s Capitol.

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Secretary of State John Kerry gave a rare and pointed speech in which he sent a clear message to the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad that the use of chemical weapons defied "any code of morality."

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President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at noon P.T. — his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden started spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June.

In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.

Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.

Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. He also helped build the towers where many of the bombs were detonated.