The Latest: Pence arrives home to Indiana

From The Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential transition (all times EST):

7:16 p.m.

Several hundred well-wishers and a high school band greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he landed in Indiana for the first time since Tuesday’s election.

Fire trucks sprayed streams of water in the air over the Republican governor’s plane Thursday night and the marching band played, “My Indiana Home.”

Pence told the crowd he was humbled to be Donald Trump’s vice president. And he choked up when he said that his heart will always be in the state no matter where his new duties take him.

Pence also asked the crowd to support President-elect Donald Trump and to pray that the starkly divided country to be reunified.

He said he was grateful for Republican majorities in Congress and looks forward to getting the country back on track.

6:38 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton has spoken to President-elect Donald Trump by phone. That’s according to a spokesman for the former president and husband of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The spokesman says the former president congratulated Trump during the brief call on Thursday and wished him well.

6:17 p.m.

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden talked to Mike Pence Thursday about the key duties of vice president and well as specific policy portfolios he has worked on, including the NATO alliance, eastern Europe and expanding access to the middle class.

The White House says in describing the meeting that the two men spoke in the vice president’s office in the West Wing and that they reminisced about their friendship dating back to when they served in Congress.

The White House says Biden offered his full …

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