10 things you need to know today: November 9, 2016

Trump elected 45th president of the U.S., Republicans retain control of the Senate and House, and more

Donald Trump on stage after the election
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1. Donald Trump elected president in stunning upset over Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump was elected as the nation's 45th president on Tuesday, beating Hillary Clinton in a clear rejection of the political establishment. Trump beat his Democratic rival not only in the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, but even in Pennsylvania, a state that had not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988. Clinton reportedly called Trump to concede and plans to address the nation on Wednesday. Trump, who pulled together what he called a "forgotten" coalition of blue-collar and working class voters fed up with the status quo, praised Clinton and called for unity after a bitter campaign. "Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division," he said. "It is time for us to come together as one united people. It's time."

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