• Now I Get It: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect you
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    Now I Get It: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect you

    In a highly controversial move that could reshape the internet, the Federal Communications Commission has officially repealed net neutrality regulations.

  • Now I Get It: Houston, we have a space junk problem
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    Now I Get It: Houston, we have a space junk problem

    According to NASA, orbital debris, or “space junk,” is any object that’s no longer useful circling the earth. It can include spent rocket stages, retired satellites or fragments of debris from previous space missions. In an interview with NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, Nick Johnson, former NASA chief scientist studying orbital debris, said, “It turns out that particles as small as 5 millimeters can be catastrophic to a spacecraft if it’s in the wrong location.

  • Now I Get It: Spotting social media coupon scams
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    Now I Get It: Spotting social media coupon scams

    The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. While consumers are on the prowl for good deals via their smartphones and computers, scammers are also on the prowl — to steal personal information. One tactic is impersonating companies through social media.

  • Now I Get It: America’s growing obesity problem
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    Now I Get It: America’s growing obesity problem

    America’s obesity problem is getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly four in 10 American adults were considered obese in 2016. Obesity also has taken a toll on young people.

  • Now I Get It: What is the technological singularity?
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    Now I Get It: What is the technological singularity?

    Man versus machine — it’s an all-too-familiar battle in science fiction movies. But some actually believe that a time will come when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence, altering human civilization in unfathomable ways.

  • Now I Get It: What is Trump’s power to pardon?
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    Now I Get It: What is Trump’s power to pardon?

    This week, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible links between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign resulted in criminal charges against three former campaign advisers, leaving some to wonder if Trump will exercise his power to pardon.

  • Now I Get It: Should North Korea be re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism?
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    Now I Get It: Should North Korea be re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism?

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces an important deadline on Oct. 31. It marks 90 days since legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was passed, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. It requires Tillerson to decide whether or not to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. North Korea was previously listed as a state sponsor of terrorism from 1988 until 2008.

  • Now I Get It: Watch your Wi-Fi
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    Now I Get It: Watch your Wi-Fi

    In an ever-growing digital age, most of us are aware that our personal data is at risk.

  • Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran deal
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    Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran deal

    Every 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these moves, Iran could see it as a deal-breaker and resume the development of its nuclear program through uranium enrichment.

  • Now I Get It: How did the Indigenous Peoples' Day movement start?
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    Now I Get It: How did the Indigenous Peoples' Day movement start?

    Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a growing movement to replace Columbus Day, which is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the culture of Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover America. It traces back to 1977, when a delegation of Native Americans spoke about it at an international conference in Geneva sponsored by the United Nations, which focused on issues regarding discrimination against them.

  • Now I Get It: Nevada's lax gun laws
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    Now I Get It: Nevada's lax gun laws

    Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel on a concert crowd of 22,000, and with more than 50 dead and hundreds injured it is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

  • Now I Get It: Why haven’t authorities named Las Vegas gunman a terrorist?
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    Now I Get It: Why haven’t authorities named Las Vegas gunman a terrorist?

    Police named Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant, as the gunman who opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel room on a crowd of concertgoers below. Sydney Sievers was there and said, “It was the scariest time of my life. While ISIS has claimed responsibility for the shooting, the FBI says there’s no link.

  • Now I Get It: North Korea’s quest to develop a hydrogen bomb
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    Now I Get It: North Korea’s quest to develop a hydrogen bomb

    Fiery rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea has further motivated North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to develop and launch a nuclear weapon. North Korea has conducted six underground nuclear tests and a series of successful missile launches. North Korean foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, says they’re planning to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

  • Now I Get It: What are 'smishing' scams?
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    Now I Get It: What are 'smishing' scams?

    Most people are probably aware of the fraud term phishing. When phishing emails are sent, they’re meant to lure users to surrender personal information by purporting to be from the government, a bank, or a reputable company. With smartphone use on the rise, phishing scammers are moving to fresher waters and targeting people via text messages.

  • President Trump’s plan to privatize air traffic control
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    President Trump’s plan to privatize air traffic control

    The president wants the FAA to hand over the keys to its Air Traffic Organization to a nonprofit run by airlines and aviation interests like unions and airports.

  • Keeping track of the different Trump-Russia investigations
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    Keeping track of the different Trump-Russia investigations

    There are at least four investigations there, all run by Republicans because they’re in control of the House and Senate. The Senate intelligence panel is looking broadly at Russia’s efforts to influence last year’s campaign as well as the Trump team’s connections to the Kremlin. The Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, had to recuse himself because he seemed too cozy with the White House.

  • President Trump’s tweets and how presidents communicate
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    President Trump’s tweets and how presidents communicate

    The current president’s predilection for Twitter has sometimes raised eyebrows, but Trump isn’t the first to want to speak his mind direct to the people.

  • What happens if Trump backs out of the Paris Agreement?
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    What happens if Trump backs out of the Paris Agreement?

    The debate over climate change was a hot topic on the campaign trail when candidate Donald Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate agreement.” He has also tweeted on several occasions about how climate change is a hoax. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!

  • Automation and its impact on the future of American jobs
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    Automation and its impact on the future of American jobs

    Man versus machine: It’s a story that’s as old as time.

  • Jared Kushner's sister puts EB-5 immigrant visa program back in spotlight
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    Jared Kushner's sister puts EB-5 immigrant visa program back in spotlight

    A decades old visa program is drawing fresh scrutiny, thanks to Jared Kushner’s sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer.

  • A look at the history of NATO as Trump attends first heads of state summit
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    A look at the history of NATO as Trump attends first heads of state summit

    As President Trump takes part in his first heads of state NATO summit in Brussels, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the history of the alliance and the history of Trump’s conflicting statements about the organization.

  • Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation
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    Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation

    When it comes to the investigation into Russia and the Trump White House, his name just won’t go away: Michael Flynn. It turned out Flynn also had the ear of other leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Obstruction of justice, President Trump and the Russia investigation
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    Obstruction of justice, President Trump and the Russia investigation

    Even before the report that President Trump told FBI Director James Comey to back off his Russia investigation, politicians were raising the topic of obstruction of justice.

  • President Trump’s trip to Israel and roadblocks to Middle East peace
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    President Trump’s trip to Israel and roadblocks to Middle East peace

    The president, making his first visit to Israel, is optimistic about a deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Here are some of the obstacles.

  • Robert Mueller and the role of special counsel
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    Robert Mueller and the role of special counsel

    Mueller follows other special counsels appointed over the years to deal with issues like Watergate, Whitewater and the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.