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After a long day at the voting booths, Americans, and the world, watched and waited to see who the next American president would be. In the final, and to many, shocking, twist to this historical and polarizing campaign, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.

Trump, the billionaire businessman turned reality television star, was declared victorious around 3 a.m. EST, defying virtually all national polls that had predicted a Clinton victory. The surprising result shows deep American dissatisfaction with the political establishment, especially among blue-collar and white working-class voters.

As the New York Times reports, Trump, who has been highly underestimated since announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, won votes among men and whites without a university degree. Hillary Clinton's edge from minorities and women was not enough to take her over the top in key swing states in the Midwest.

The world now waits with great apprehension to see what a Trump presidency means for them after a campaign in which he vowed to pull the lone true superpower back from key alliances, crack down on immigration and limit free trade.

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War In Ukraine, Day 279: New Kherson Horrors More Than Two Weeks After Russian Withdrawal

Shelling in Kherson

Anna Akage, Bertrand Hauger and Emma Albright

While retreating from Kherson, Russian troops forcibly removed more than 2,500 Ukrainians from prison colonies and pre-trial detention centers in the southern region. Those removed included prisoners as well as a large number of civilians who had been held in prisons during the occupation, according to the Ukrainian human rights organization Alliance of Ukrainian Unity.

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The NGO said it has evidence that these Ukrainians were first transferred to Crimea and then distributed to different prisons in Russia. During the transfer of the prisoners, Russian soldiers also reportedly stole valuables and food and mined the building of colony #61.

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