• Yahoo News explains: The mysterious case of the missing Saudi journalist
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    Yahoo News explains: The mysterious case of the missing Saudi journalist

    It’s been almost a week since a prominent Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi went there to get paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, and he hasn’t been seen or heard from since Oct. 2. Who is Jamal Khashoggi?

  • Yahoo News Explains: Fact-checking Trump's claims about asylum-seekers
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    Yahoo News Explains: Fact-checking Trump's claims about asylum-seekers

    According to Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” But President Trump has frequently called those rights and those seeking them into question. The president also retweeted a post claiming that “illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.” Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally don’t qualify for most government benefit programs, including food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance and public housing. While asylees are eligible for cash assistance, they must meet certain requirements to be considered.

  • Yahoo News explains: Why didn’t Trump win the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?
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    Yahoo News explains: Why didn’t Trump win the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize?

    On Oct. 5, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

  • Yahoo News explains: Who is allowed to see the Kavanaugh FBI report?
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    Yahoo News explains: Who is allowed to see the Kavanaugh FBI report?

    The FBI’s background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was delivered to Capitol Hill early Thursday, where it drew conflicting assessments. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said from the Senate floor, “So none of these last-minute allegations have been corroborated, as is confirmed by the seventh and latest FBI investigation.” McConnell also pledged to vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

  • Yahoo News explains: What you need to know about Trump’s nationwide test alert
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    Yahoo News explains: What you need to know about Trump’s nationwide test alert

    For the first time ever, Americans nationwide received an alert from the president on their cellphones.

  • Yahoo News explains: What does ‘under penalty of felony’ mean?
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    Yahoo News explains: What does ‘under penalty of felony’ mean?

    A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 1001, stops someone from making false statements in a written document or an unsworn interview.

  • Yahoo News explains: Can a Supreme Court justice be impeached?
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    Yahoo News explains: Can a Supreme Court justice be impeached?

    It’s what Democratic operatives are already talking about as a potential 2020 campaign issue, according to Axios.

  • Yahoo News explains: Why you should freeze your credit right now
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    Yahoo News explains: Why you should freeze your credit right now

    As part of legislation signed by President Trump in May, beginning Friday, consumers can now freeze their credit for free. A credit freeze stops lenders from opening up new credit, which can protect consumers from identity theft. Freezing credit at the three major reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — used to cost $2 to $10, depending on the laws in the state where the consumer lived.

  • Yahoo News explains: Myths about Christine Blasey Ford debunked
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    Yahoo News explains: Myths about Christine Blasey Ford debunked

    Since Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, myths have been circulating online.

  • Yahoo News explains: Who is Yusaku Maezawa?
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    Yahoo News explains: Who is Yusaku Maezawa?

    On Monday, SpaceX announced its first space tourist, who signed up to travel around the moon. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, introduced Yusaku Maezawa, who plans to ride the company’s Big Falcon Rocket. “I choose to go to the moon with artists.

  • Yahoo News explains: Why is the U.S. in a trade war with China?
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    Yahoo News explains: Why is the U.S. in a trade war with China?

    On Monday, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This comes on top of the $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese import tariffs announced this March. China responded Tuesday, threatening to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.

  • Yahoo News explains: Parallels between the accusations against Kavanaugh and Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas
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    Yahoo News explains: Parallels between the accusations against Kavanaugh and Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas

    Sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could slow and possibly stall his appointment to the high court. On Sunday, the Washington Post spoke to Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, who said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s. Ford sent a letter in late July detailing the allegations to her local representative, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., and to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • Yahoo News explains: The changing death toll from Hurricane Maria
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    Yahoo News explains: The changing death toll from Hurricane Maria

    Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, knocking out all power and devastating the island’s 3.3 million inhabitants. Based on data from a recent study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, the official Hurricane Maria death toll was raised in August from 64 to 2,975. This number has been questioned as the one-year anniversary of the hurricane approaches, and as another storm, Hurricane Florence, threatens the lives of Americans.

  • Yahoo News explains: “Get Out:” Mandatory evacuation orders
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    Yahoo News explains: “Get Out:” Mandatory evacuation orders

    Residents in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are preparing for Hurricane Florence to come ashore this weekend. North Carolina could receive up to 40 inches of rain and a storm surge as high as 13 feet. Because of the potential damage from Florence, 1 million people in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate.

  • Yahoo News explains: Russia’s the focus in diplomat attacks, but the cause remains a mystery
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    Yahoo News explains: Russia’s the focus in diplomat attacks, but the cause remains a mystery

    This week it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Russia is behind mysterious attacks on diplomatic personnel in Cuba and China. The attacks seem to have begun in November 2016, when U.S. diplomats and their families in Havana began suffering from symptoms that included dizziness, cognitive difficulties and problems with balance, hearing and vision. Half of the diplomatic personnel in Havana were sent home as a precaution.

  • Yahoo News explains: Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence
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    Yahoo News explains: Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

    As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the U.S. East Coast, over 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate in coastal areas from South Carolina to Virginia.

  • Yahoo News explains: North Korea's elusive path to denuclearization
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    Yahoo News explains: North Korea's elusive path to denuclearization

    On Sunday, North Korea staged a military parade as it marked the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. Instead, the parade focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat with a special envoy from China. There also weren’t any nuclear tests to mark the holiday, as has happened in the last two years.

  • Yahoo News explains: Removing a president under the 25th Amendment
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    Yahoo News explains: Removing a president under the 25th Amendment

    This week a bombshell anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a “senior official in the Trump administration” claimed to be part of the “resistance” working within the Trump White House. How did the 25th Amendment come about? In 1965, Congress formally proposed the 25th Amendment, and it became part of the Constitution in February 1967.

  • Yahoo News explains: A guide to anonymous sources
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    Yahoo News explains: A guide to anonymous sources

    News organizations are asking readers to trust their credibility, but recent polls find the climate of mistrust has grown.

  • Yahoo News explains: Who is filling John McCain’s Senate seat?
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    Yahoo News explains: Who is filling John McCain’s Senate seat?

    On Tuesday, Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, announced his pick to fill John McCain’s Senate seat. Who is Jon Kyl? From 1987 to 1995, Kyl served as a member of the House of Representatives from Arizona.

  • Yahoo News explains: Why is Paul Manafort facing a second trial?
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    Yahoo News explains: Why is Paul Manafort facing a second trial?

    Last month, President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight of 18 criminal counts of tax and bank fraud in a federal court in Virginia. The long-time Republican operative faces more legal woes in a second trial in a D.C. federal court in connection with his political consulting work in Ukraine. Before Manafort worked for the Trump campaign, his lobbying firm was infamous for representing controversial opposition leaders abroad, which brought a bigger payday.

  • Yahoo News explains: Where does Brett Kavanaugh stand on key issues?
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    Yahoo News explains: Where does Brett Kavanaugh stand on key issues?

    In July, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his latest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Yahoo News explains: Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?
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    Yahoo News explains: Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?

    On Aug. 17, President Trump told reporters, “I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife Nellie. For him to be in the Justice Department and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace. Bruce Ohr: He’s been President Trump’s latest target at the Justice Department and the subject of his angry tweets.

  • Yahoo News explains: What’s the role of White House counsel?
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    Yahoo News explains: What’s the role of White House counsel?

    President Trump announced this week that White House counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his post. White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation (hopefully) of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Most notably, he threatened last year to resign if Trump continued to press for the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the Russia investigation.

  • Yahoo News explains: Could President Trump regulate Google?
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    Yahoo News explains: Could President Trump regulate Google?

    This week President Trump said — without providing evidence — that Google’s search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him. ….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.