The Michigan official is the second woman to be picked for Mr Trump's cabinet, after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was selected as US ambassador to the United Nations
'We’ve got innovators and artists, public servants, rabble rousers, athletes, renowned character actors – like the guy from Space Jam,' Mr Obama joked at the White House ceremony
The "stealth destroyer" USS Zumwalt is so futuristic, it even has a captain called James Kirk
The US President-elect insisted the so-called 'alt-right' was 'not a group I want to energise. And if they are energised I want to look into it and find out why'
The President-elect's cabinet picks have earned praise from white supremacists and neo-Nazis
The top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump also likened his role to that of Thomas Cromwell, who purged the 16th Century English establishment on behalf of a vengeful, red-headed king
Stewart, who left the Daily Show before a Trump presidency seemed likely, suggested there was blame to go around on both sides
Shinzo Abe declined to discuss the details of the 'very cordial' encounter, but said he believed Mr Trump would be a 'reliable leader'
US interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the move would protect the area’s 'rich cultural and natural resources' from the 'irreparable impacts [of] oil and gas development'
The GOP now has 33 governors and holds both chambers of 32 statehouses, giving the party control over a majority of Americans' lives from the presidency on down
Bannon, who will leave his job at Breitbart to take up a key role in the Trump White House, has been accused of racism and anti-Semitism
Mr Trump suggested some of what he had promised on the stump over the past year would be toned down, while other pledges would soon be put into practice
The right-wing media boss, who took over Trump's presidential campaign in its final stretch, is reportedly up against RNC chairman Reince Priebus for the role
Latino voters were key to Clinton wins in Nevada and Colorado, but elsewhere the Democrat's White House bid was blocked by the surge in white support for the president-elect
The Golden State was the bluest patch on the electoral map, with 61 per cent of voters casting their ballot for Hillary Clinton
Four Democratic women won seats in the US Senate on Tuesday, including three women of colour