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The euphoria of 2008 has gone, but the US president's second win is remarkable precisely because it is not as symbolic, writes Gary Younge.
Reports say the Democrats will retain control of the US Senate, after earlier reports said Republicans would keep the House of Representatives.
Projections show Barack Obama winning a second term in office over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But what does this mean for US policy?
In the end, US President Barack Obama won re-election on the issue that was supposed to send him packing: the country's sluggish economy.
Projections have shown Barack Obama will be re-elected president, beating Mitt Romney despite slow economic recovery and high unemployment in the US.
Colorado has become the first US state to approve a proposal to legalise marijuana, including for recreational use, along with Washington state.
President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the crucial battleground of New Hampshire, US TV networks have projected.
From a symbolic hamlet to a swing state neighbouring Washington to the storm-scarred streets of New York, Americans rose early to cast ballots.
The giants of US art are backing Barack Obama for president. But then, writes Jonathan Jones, America's artists have always leaned left.