Here's a look at the people who will be closest to Donald Trump in the White House, his advisers and his picks for the top jobs in his administration. The nominees for Cabinet positions will need Senate approval.
The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the future U.S. first lady traces her roots. Starting Friday, the industrial town of Sevnica plans three days of events to mark the inauguration and welcome all guests wishing to see where Melania Trump grew up.
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Prince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on royal duties.
Kensington Palace said in a statement Friday that William, his wife Kate and their two children will spend more time in London and less time at their country home in Norfolk.
Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway sported a "Trump revolutionary wear" outfit for the inauguration ceremony Friday, she told NBC.
"It's just gucci," an elated Conway told NBC about the red, white and blue outfit prior to the ceremony Friday morning.
"It's revolutionary wear!" she then said. "Trump revolutionary wear!"
At least one Southwest flight full of women flying to Washington for Saturday's women's march lit up with pink lights in the cabin to show solidarity with the passengers.
"When your Southwest flight crew celebrate a plane full of kicka-- women and men going to the Women's March by lighting it up!! #lit #womensmarchonwashington #lovetrumpshate," passenger Krystal Parrish wrote on Instagram with a picture of the light pink hues.
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said the lighting was not a company-wide initiative, but that crews on flights sometimes adjust lighting based on passengers aboard.
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the country's 45th president on Friday and thousands of his supporters from across the country will attend to witness the historic event. They hope his presidency will be the start of an American revival that will bring greater prosperty to the country.
The next day thousands of women, many dismayed by the president-elect's crude references to them and his embrace of policies they believe will hurt them and their families, will march in the capital. Many will wear pink pussy hats -- a reference to Trump's now famous statement that he could grab women "by the pussy."
Hear from some of those planning to attend.
Members of the residence staff have presented President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with two American flags that were flown atop the building, the White House said.
One of the flags was flown on the first day of Obama's presidency. The other was flown on his final morning as president.
The Obamas are preparing to depart the White House for the last time as president and first lady when they head to Donald Trump's inauguration.
Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett shared an image of a the flags on Twitter. "Flags that flew the first and last day of POTUS 44," she wrote.
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Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a three-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him.
Bikers for Trump roared through the D.C. area Thursday with a message they want to share with America this inauguration weekend.
The bikers gathered in Woodbridge, Virginia, Thursday morning and rolled north on Interstate 95, crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown on their motorcycles.
They also stopped at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the men and women some of them served with in the military, people who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for their country.
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On Friday, Donald Trump will deliver his highly anticipated inaugural address, likely one of the most important speeches of his life so far. In order to make it a compelling and convincing message, he will have to rely on the very thing that has turned his opponents away from him: his unique way with words.
Neurolinguistic experts tell NBC News Trump’s style may have the persuasive ability to bring Americans together. He appeals to feelings and emotions, and he meanders between thoughts, allowing listeners to fill in the gaps as they choose.
But, just as effectively, he uses uncomplicated messages, such as “make America great again” and “crooked Hillary.” Regardless of their veracity, they stick in people’s minds because of their simplicity. If he keeps saying it, one neuroscience professor said, “it becomes it.” That type of language is powerful, even more so when paired with negative ideas.
One thing Trump will need to do Friday morning, something he has yet to do, is speak in greater detail. That will help him to bring in a wider audience as he takes on his official leadership role.
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