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Live Reporting

By Max Matza, Courtney Subramanian, Joel Gunter, Hugo Bachega and Nalina Eggert

All times stated are UK

  1. The New Yorker hits a brick wall

    The New Yorker unveiled its latest issue with an image of a brick wall, brimming with symbolism to mark the election of Trump.

    Trump campaigned on his plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. 

    "When we first received the results of the election, we felt as thought we had hit a brick wall, full force," wrote Francoise Mouly, the magazine's art director. 

    The explanation cites an earlier piece by David Remnick: "The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism.”

    "And so we must go on - with words and images such as this cover by Bob Staake for next week’s issue," Mouly added. 

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  2. Ivanka arrives at Trump Tower

    Ivanka was seen speaking on her mobile phone as she entered elevators
    Image caption: Ivanka was seen speaking on her mobile phone as she entered elevators

    Reporters have seen Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of the president-elect, arriving at Trump Tower where his senior aides have huddled.

    She arrived at 13:10 EST along with her Secret Service detail, and ignored questions shouted by reporters camped out in the midtown Manhattan lobby. 

  3. Why are people wearing safety pins after Trump victory?

    Safety pins on a blouse
    Image caption: Safety pins were first used as a show solidarity after cases of abuse in the wake of Brexit

    In the wake of Brexit, Remain supporters showed their grief by symbolically wearing safety pins as a sign of their belief in inclusiveness.

    Now safety pins have again become a symbol of solidarity with victims of racist, religious or homophobic abuse, following alleged attacks in the US in the wake of Donald Trump's election win.

    Read more about the reasons Americans are giving for wearing the political pin 

  4. Anti-Trump protesters beat man in Chicago

    A minor traffic accident turned violent when a group of bystanders began yelling "Don't vote Trump".

    David Wilcox told the Chicago Tribune his car was scraped by another car. When he parked and asked the other driver if he had insurance, the encounter turned violent. 

    A video appeared to show a group of people beating the man and someone yelled, "You voted Trump".

    One of the attackers drove off with Wilcox's car. 

    No one was in custody as of Thursday and police are investigating the attack, according to spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. 

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  5. Activity at Trump Tower

    Jared Kushner and Eric Trump both entered Trump Tower at 12:38 EST and went upstairs, reporters say.

    Also spotted was Anthony Scarmucci, a Trump financial adviser, as well as a contingent of NYPD brass who entered the elevators in the gold-coloured lobby.

    Aside from that, aides have mostly been coming and going for what appears to be lunch or coffee runs.

  6. Internet finds metaphor in stuck bald eagles

    Two American bald eagles fell to the ground after having a mid-air fight, and got stuck in a Florida storm drain on Thursday.

    The internet quickly saw the symbolism.

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  7. Florida migrants live in fear

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    Video caption: Florida migrants live in fear

    As Donald Trump prepares to step into the Oval Office full-time, migrant families all over the US are worried about what his presidency might mean for them. 

    The New York real-estate mogul won the Republican Party nomination partly by promising mass deportations, a stance he has since softened to focus on deporting criminals first.

    More than 11 million undocumented immigrants are expected to live in the US. Many of them have been living and working in the country for years and have children that are US citizens. 

    The day after Trump's election, the BBC's Franz Strasser followed Lourdes Villanueva of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association as she toured the organisation's schools that host the children of many migrant workers in Central Florida. 

  8. Suicide hotline calls up after Trump's election

    A student checks her phone.

    Thousands of Americans called into suicide hotlines after Trump's unexpected victory on Tuesday. Many of the calls were made by members of the LGBT community, the Verge reported.

     Some of the reported upticks included:

    • Prevention Lifeline, a support line founded in 2005, reported 2.5 times more calls than average in a single hour early on Wednesday
    • The Crisis Text Line, which allows people in distress to text, received twice as many texts between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
    • The Trans Lifeline, which helps transgender and gender non-conforming people, received 432 calls by Wednesday afternoon. Their previous record was 251 calls in one day after North Carolina passed its anti-LGBT bathroom bill
  9. 'What do we tell our children?'

    Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to answer some tough questions during a press conference in Nova Scotia.

    He was asked multiple times by the press about how parents should explain the Trump victory to their children. 

    Here's what he had to say:

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    Video caption: Trudeau says ready to work with Trump
  10. Obama seeks unification at Veterans Day speech

    Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Image caption: Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama is urging Americans to "forge unity from our great diversity".

    He told the veterans attending that elections are an "exercise in free speech and self government that you fought for" which have "often laid bare disagreements across the nation".

    “But the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed.”

    Obama added that America's troops display "principles that are more enduring than transitory politics".

  11. France's Hollande speaks to Trump

    Image caption: President Francois Hollande

    President Francois Hollande and Donald Trump have held a phone call, a source in Hollande's camp tells Reuters.

    "They agreed to work together on a number of key issues in order to clarify positions - the 'war on terror', Ukraine, Syria, Iran's nuclear deal and the Paris climate change agreement," said the source, who added the call was about eight minutes long.

    Hollande has previously criticised Trump after he attacked the parents of a dead Muslim-American soldier. saying "his excesses make you want to retch" and calling his comments "hurtful and humiliating".

     In the lead-up to election day he also warned Americans that “democracy is also at stake, as we see more and more people tempted by authoritarianism.”  

  12. The Canadians ready to welcome troubled Yanks

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    Video caption: At Niagara Falls, debate about Trump

    While Donald Trump has spoken about building a wall between the US and Mexico to keep immigrants out, it is Americans who may be trying to flee.

    During this election's vicious campaign cycle, the idea of Americans heading to Canada became a political statement.

    Every day, more than 300,000 people travel across the 8,891 km (5,525 miles) border, the longest shared border in the world.

    But some Americans, including Hollywood celebrities, are considering staying there permanently. 

    On Tuesday night, as the election results became clear, the Canadian government's Citizenship and Immigration website crashed due to what officials called "a significant increase in the volume of traffic".

    Read more about the Americans considering making the move, and the Canadians that welcome them

    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Andrew Mayer rides a ATV as he looks for signs of illegal entry along the boundary marker cut into the forest marking the line between Canadian territory on the right and the United States March 23, 2006 near Beecher Falls, Vermont.
    Image caption: Canada and the US share the longest international border between two countries
  13. A tale of three tweets

    Trump earned widespread praise for his victory speech and warm words for President Obama as they sat in the Oval Office, although it was hard to reconcile with the vitriol and mockery the two men have previously directed at one another.

    This was a new Trump, a presidential Trump, commentators concluded.

    Gone was the Trump candidate who was so unpredictable you never really knew what he was going to say next.

    Then on Thursday evening, this happened... 

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    All appears to be good in Trump's world, fresh from his White House visit. 

    But then, nine minutes later, this...

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    Then this morning...

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  14. Retiring Nevada senator rips into Trump

    Harry Reid
    Image caption: Reid is retiring later this year

    Nevada Senator Harry Reid has released a scathing statement this morning saying that "the election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America".

    “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory” in Tuesday’s election, the outgoing Senate minority leader wrote, “while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear”.  

    Reid, who is retiring this year, wrote: "If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate."

    The senator and former boxer wrapped up his statement saying: "If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.”

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  15. Americans commemorate Veterans Day

    President Obama has visited Arlington National Cemetery, where distinguished US soldiers are interred. He is due to make remarks soon.

    Trump is in Manhattan's Trump Tower, where the New York City Veterans' Day parade is due to pass. His senior aides have been joining him all morning, and he has said on Twitter that he "will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government!"

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  16. What does Trump win mean for US science?

    Paul Rincon

    Science editor, BBC News website

    Before the election, the non-profit organisation Science Debate asked the candidates to outline their positions on different scientific points.

    Mr Trump's vision for innovation, in the country that currently spends most in the world on research and development, reflects his businessman's perspective.

    "Innovation has always been one of the great by-products of free market systems. Entrepreneurs have always found entries into markets by giving consumers more options for the products they desire," he explained.

    But some in the scientific community are fearful about funding for basic research - women's health, climate science, space exploration - all could be on the chopping block if Trump follows through on his campaign promises.

    Read more about how the science community is reacting to Trump's win

  17. Scenes from overnight protests

    Crowds in Denver, Colorado
    Image caption: In Denver, Colorado protesters marched to the state capitol building
    protester outside Trump tower
    Image caption: Despite heavy police presence, protesters gathered outside Trump Tower in New York City
    UCLA students
    Image caption: University of California students in LA blocked traffic
    LA City Hall
    Image caption: Over one hundred arrests were made near LA City Hall
    Protester holds a pinata head of Trump in LA
    Image caption: Protester holds a pinata head of Trump in LA
    Portland, Oregon protesters break a shop window
    Image caption: Portland, Oregon saw the most violence, with police classifying the gathering as a "riot"
    Portland police make an arrest
    Image caption: Portland police say they arrested 26 people at the protest which drew 4,000
    Portland protesters blocked roads and damaged parked vehicles
    Image caption: Portland protesters blocked roads and damaged parked vehicles
  18. Advisers arrive at Trump Tower

    Quite a few Trump advisers have been seen entering Trump Tower this morning. The building, which is being heavily guarded by armed police, is currently closed to the public.

    So far reporters have been seen entering, without stopping to chat:

    09:00 - deputy campaign manager David Bossie

    09:06 - campaign CEO Stephen Bannon and spokeswoman Hope Hicks

    09:30 - former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski 

    09:40 - digital director Brad Parscale 

    09:50 - former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani 

    10:20 - senior communications adviser Jason Miller and senior adviser Stephen Miller 

  19. Flight restrictions over veep-elect's home

    The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new flight restrictions over Governor Mike Pence's current residence in Indianapolis.

     Aircraft are now required to fly over 1,500 feet within a one-mile radius of the governor's mansion.

    Earlier, the FAA had imposed new regulations over Midtown Manhattan, where Trump Tower is located.

  20. Hillary Clinton reappears in the New York forest

    Clinton and supporter
    Image caption: The picture has been shared thousands of times on Facebook

    When Clinton-supporter Margot Gerster took a stroll through the woods, the last person she was expecting to see doing the same thing, was the woman who lost to Donald Trump just two days earlier. 

    But that's exactly what happened.

    A photo of the hiker standing alongside Hillary Clinton marks the first appearance of the Democratic presidential candidate since her concession speech on Wednesday.

    She said Hillary's husband, Bill, took the photo.

    Read more about the unlikely encounter