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Explainer: What “poll watching” really means

President Trump is trying to recruit an “army” of poll watchers for Election Day. As part of his ongoing disinformation campaign about election fraud, these aggressive appeals to his supporters are raising worries about voter intimidation—or worse.Meanwhile, Facebook just announced new rules that will no longer allow “militarized” language for poll watching on its platform.…

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Explainer: What we know about China’s ‘dual circulation’ economic strategy

No results matched your search Economy5 hours ago (Sep 08, 2020 07:05PM ET) By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) – China has unveiled a “dual circulation” strategy to cut its dependence on overseas markets and technology in its long-term development, a shift brought on by a deepening rift with the United States. WHAT IS THE ‘DUAL…

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Explainer: Wrangling over Northern Ireland threatens Brexit, again

LONDON/DUBLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union have repeatedly snagged – and sometimes collapsed – over Northern Ireland. Why?FILE PHOTO: Irish police officers patrol before U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in Bridgend, Ireland April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File PhotoTHE BORDERA hard border with…

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Explainer: What do political databases know about you?

American citizens are inundated with political messages—on social networks, in their news feeds, through email, text messages, and phone calls. It’s not an accident that people get bombarded: political groups prefer a “multimodal” voter contact strategy, where they use many platforms and multiple attempts to persuade a citizen to engage with their cause or candidate.…

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Explainer: The foreign policy legacy of Trump’s first term

President Donald Trump made some of his flashiest 2016 campaign pledges in foreign policy areas, such as vowing to reevaluate the US relationship with NATO, abandon a landmark nuclear deal with Iran and bring US troops back from “forever wars”. The Republican president, a former businessman from New York who boasts about his deal-making skills,…

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Explainer: Thailand’s anti-government protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – More than 10,000 people joined the biggest protest in Thailand since a 2014 coup on Sunday to demand that the government step down and bring in a new constitution for fresh elections. Pro-democracy protesters raise their hands in a three-fingered salute during a rally to demand the government to resign, to dissolve…

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Explainer: L1 vs. L2 vs. L3 Cache

Every single CPU found in any computer, from a cheap laptop to a million-dollar server, will have something called cache. More likely than not, it’ll possess several levels of it, too. It must be important, otherwise why would it be there? But what does cache do, and why the need of different levels of the…

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Explainer: Turkish energy mining vessel sails into profound discord

ΑΤΗENS (Reuters) – The seismic vessel Oruc Reis’ arrival on Monday in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean, following Turkey’s announcement it was resuming energy exploration work, reignites tensions between two NATO allies with a long history of discord. Greece and Turkey almost went to war in 1974 over Cyprus, which has since been…

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Explainer: Turkish energy exploration vessel sails into deep discord

ΑΤΗENS (Reuters) – The seismic vessel Oruc Reis’ arrival on Monday in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean, following Turkey’s announcement it was resuming energy exploration work, reignites tensions between two NATO allies with a long history of discord. Greece and Turkey almost went to war in 1974 over Cyprus, which has since been…

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Explainer: Trump’s latest move to limit deportation protections for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took steps on Tuesday to limit deportation protections for ‘Dreamers’ who are living in the United States illegally after entering as children. U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a tour of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components…