• Now I Get It: “Chain migration” explained
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    Now I Get It: “Chain migration” explained

    As the Senate starts to debate immigration, two words gaining a lot of traction are “chain migration.” Also known as “family reunification,” the process through which immigrants can bring relatives to the U.S., is something the Trump administration is looking to nullify. But what is “chain migration,” and is it true that it allows immigrants to bring “virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives” into the country?

  • Now I Get It: What’s in the bipartisan budget deal?
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    Now I Get It: What’s in the bipartisan budget deal?

    Early Friday morning, the government briefly shut down until Congress passed a major spending bill, which President Trump signed, ending the hours-long shutdown. The legislation funds the government through March 23 so congressional staff has more time to write bigger appropriations bills to fund the government for the next two years. What’s in the bipartisan budget deal, anyway?

  • Now I Get It: Trump's marching orders for a military parade
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    Now I Get It: Trump's marching orders for a military parade

    The Washington Post first reported that during a Jan. 18 meeting, President Trump told top Pentagon officials that he wants a military parade through D.C. to showcase the might of America's armed forces. Why does he want one and what's the reaction from lawmakers?

  • Trump authorizes release of GOP memo, calls contents ‘disgraceful’
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    Trump authorizes release of GOP memo, calls contents ‘disgraceful’

    On Friday, President Trump authorized the release of a classified GOP memo that alleges the FBI abused government surveillance in its Russia investigation. Soon after, the GOP-led House Intelligence panel officially released it. Trump spoke with reports and called the contents “disgraceful” and said “a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves.”

  • Trump authorizes release of GOP memo, calls contents ‘disgraceful’
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    Trump authorizes release of GOP memo, calls contents ‘disgraceful’

    On Friday, President Trump authorized the release of a classified GOP memo that alleges the FBI abused government surveillance in its Russia investigation. Soon after, the GOP-led House Intelligence panel officially released it. Trump spoke with reports and called the contents “disgraceful” and said “a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves.”

  • A bill's new momentum: The 'right to try'
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    A bill's new momentum: The 'right to try'

    President Trump mentioned one out of the thousands of bills proposed in Congress during his State of the Union address: the "right to try." The federal bill has gained new momentum since Trump mentioned it, and it would give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs not approved by the FDA if they've exhausted all other options. What do proponents and critics of the bill argue?

  • Top US health official resigns in conflict of interest
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    Top US health official resigns in conflict of interest

    The top US public health official resigned Wednesday due to financial conflicts of interest, a day after US media reported she bought tobacco stocks while heading the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A statement from the US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that it had accepted the resignation of CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald. "Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC director," said the statement by spokesman Matt Lloyd.

  • What can we expect to hear from Trump's State of the Union speech?
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    What can we expect to hear from Trump's State of the Union speech?

    On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address after his first full year in office. It comes after a tumultuous January following a government shutdown, a tell-all book and a New York Times report that Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Russia investigation. So what can we expect from Trump's State of the Union speech? Here are some things to watch for.

  • Now I Get It: Catastrophic backup plan: the role of the designated survivor
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    Now I Get It: Catastrophic backup plan: the role of the designated survivor

    On Tuesday, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address. Most of Congress, Trump's top aides and Cabinet members will all be gathered at the same time at the Capitol, except for one person - the "designated survivor." What is the role and why did it come about?

  • Trump calls New York Times report on Mueller 'fake news'
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    Trump calls New York Times report on Mueller 'fake news'

    According to a New York Times report, President Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller a month after he was appointed to oversee the FBI's Russia investigation. Trump dismissed the report, calling it "fake news."

  • Trump calls New York Times report on Mueller 'fake news'
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    Trump calls New York Times report on Mueller 'fake news'

    According to a New York Times report, President Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller a month after he was appointed to oversee the FBI's Russia investigation. Trump dismissed the report, calling it "fake news."

  • Dealmaker? Trump's trade demands
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    Dealmaker? Trump's trade demands

    The sixth round of talks has begun over the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The agreement was implemented in 1994 to get rid of barriers of trade and investment between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. But President Trump has called NAFTA "a disaster for our country" and has threatened to pull out of the deal. With talks scheduled to wrap up by the end of March, what are Trump's demands?

  • Eleven things Donald Trump promised to do in his first year as President - and whether he delivered
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    Eleven things Donald Trump promised to do in his first year as President - and whether he delivered

    Exactly a year since Trump officially entered the White House, not all of his promises have been fulfilled.

  • “They're taking our home away from us”: Dreamer discusses what it’s like to be caught in political battle
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    “They're taking our home away from us”: Dreamer discusses what it’s like to be caught in political battle

    As members of the House and Senate scramble to avoid a government shutdown, the status of nearly 800,000 DACA recipients hangs in the balance. If an agreement is not reached, Dreamers across the country may face deportation starting March 5, a deadline set by President Trump when he moved to end the DACA program in September 2017. Yahoo News spoke with Juan Carlos, a Dreamer and activist working with the Seed Project, about what it’s like to have his status in the United States decided by partisan politics.

  • Porn star spanked Donald Trump with magazine 'featuring US president and his children on the cover'
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    Porn star spanked Donald Trump with magazine 'featuring US president and his children on the cover'

    Donald Trump was said have been spanked by a porn star using a magazine with him and his children on the cover

  • Now I Get It: What’s happening with DACA
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    Now I Get It: What’s happening with DACA

    In September 2017, President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, putting nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children at risk of deportation. A lot — or, depending on whom you ask, very little — has happened with DACA since: Here’s what you need to know.

  • North Korea describes Donald Trump's 'bigger nuclear button' Twitter claim as 'spasm of lunatic'
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    North Korea describes Donald Trump's 'bigger nuclear button' Twitter claim as 'spasm of lunatic'

    North Korea has described Donald Trump's Twitter claim that he has a "bigger nuclear button" than Kim Jong-un as the "spasm of lunatic".

  • Now I Get It: Can Trump avoid Mueller?
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    Now I Get It: Can Trump avoid Mueller?

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is head of the Justice Department’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In anticipation that Mueller will request an interview with President Trump for the investigation, the president’s legal team and federal investigators are reportedly discussing options for the possible interview. So what are they?

  • Trump says he has 'very good relationship' with North Korea's Kim despite escalating nuclear tensions
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    Trump says he has 'very good relationship' with North Korea's Kim despite escalating nuclear tensions

    US president Donald Trump says he has a 'very good relationship' with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

  • Theresa May says Trump 'welcome' in UK as he cancels London trip (but no-one's buying the reason he's given)
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    Theresa May says Trump 'welcome' in UK as he cancels London trip (but no-one's buying the reason he's given)

    Donald Trump calls off visit to UK - America's closest ally - next month and is accused of running scared of planned protests

  • Now I Get It: Trump’s physical exam
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    Now I Get It: Trump’s physical exam

    On Friday, President Trump will undergo his first physical exam since taking office. At 71, Trump is the oldest person ever to be elected president. It’s not legally required for presidents to have a physical, but it has been a practice for modern presidents to release a statement saying they’re fit for duty. Here’s what we know about the shape Trump is in ahead of his exam.

  • Now I Get It: What is the 25th Amendment?
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    Now I Get It: What is the 25th Amendment?

    Michael Wolff’s bombshell book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” claims President Trump’s cabinet has questioned his mental fitness because of his behavior. Trump defended his sanity by tweeting that he is a “very stable genius.” Now this has sparked the conversation about Trump’s mental fitness and capability to serve as president, and the 25th Amendment, which looks at how a president could involuntarily be removed from office if “the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

  • Putin doesn't 'give a s**t' about Trump, claims explosive new White House book
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    Putin doesn't 'give a s**t' about Trump, claims explosive new White House book

    Vladimir Putin doesn't give a s**t about Donald Trump, according to explosive new White House book

  • War is the most important thing to me, says President Trump
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    War is the most important thing to me, says President Trump

    President Donald Trump says the most important thing in the world to him is war, in an interview with the New York Times

  • 2018: Russia investigation continues to heat up
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    2018: Russia investigation continues to heat up

    2017 was a big year for the investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian intelligence. As special counsel Robert Mueller’s team continues to search for answers, Yahoo News’ Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff is here to explain where the investigation currently stands and what to look out for in 2018 and beyond.