Obama is on pace to become the first president since Carter to leave the White House with a smaller federal prison population than when he took office.
At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.
Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.
The political movement known as the alt-right has sparked considerable debate in recent weeks. Most Americans, however, haven’t heard of the movement at all.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, closely resembles many previous Justice Department leaders.
Though many Trump supporters say illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. and want to build the wall, they are more divided on other questions.
Despite double-digit decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span.
As Election Day unfolds, look through five charts that highlight how politically polarized the nation has become.
Nearly the opposite is true among Trump supporters, however: 56% say they have no trouble respecting someone who backs Clinton.
Democrats and Republicans remain extraordinarily divided in their views of the Affordable Care Act – and over what Congress should do about it – at a time when the law has become a major issue in the closing stages of the race for the White House.