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New evidence suggests that for a lot of birds, plastic actually smells like food. The reason for that involves a common kind of algae floating in the ocean and a "chemical scream."

One issue is what to do with all the businesses he owns. Other newly elected presidents have placed investments in a blind trust, but Trump's business empire is on a completely different scale.

Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the U.S. security umbrella that's been in place since the end of World War II.

During the campaign, the president-elect said climate change is not real, and he rejected last year's international agreement to cut greenhouse gases.

As Trump succeeds Obama, it is hard to imagine a wider gulf between sets of policies, or men with less use for each other. But such contrasts between consecutive administrations are the national norm.

Democrats lost the presidency Wednesday night, and were unable to gain control of the Senate or the House. They have some soul-searching to do as they think about the future.

"It's overwhelming for me to see the huge amount of disenfranchised people who feel the government has failed them," said one government worker who watched results roll in at the U.S. Embassy.

The country's supreme court announced the decision Tuesday allowing former dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial more than 25 years after his death. Victims of his regime had tried to block it.

The election countdown is on — so we've rounded up the education talking points of each candidate in case you have last-minute questions.

Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.

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