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    CNN Explains: Conventions

    by CNN 3,429 views

    CNN's Candy Crowley breaks down the ins and outs of political conventions.

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    Explain it to me: Ryan's Medicare plan

    by CNN 1,339 views

    Why is Rep. Paul Ryan's GOP plan to overhaul Medicare so controversial? CNN Radio's Lisa Desjardins explains it to you.

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    CNN Explains: Cell phones and radiation

    by CNN 18,408 views

    You love your cell phone, but is it emitting radiation that could be harmful? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

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    CNN Explains: Mormonism

    by CNN 14,086 views

    Did you know Mormons aren't polygamous? Let us explain Mormonism to you.

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    Explain it to me: 2012 race for president

    by CNN 696 views

    The race for U.S. president has started, but it's moving slower than last time. CNN's Jessica Yellin explains why.

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    Explain It To Me: Gold

    by CNN 25,757 views

    CNN's Ali Velshi talks about the complexities and misconceptions surrounding gold.

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    Explain it to me: The downgrade

    by CNN 439 views

    CNN's Ali Velshi explains the S&P downgrade, what it means for your money and how "AAA" is more than just a battery.

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    Explain it to me: Ramadan

    by CNN 1,405 views

    No food? No drink? No sex? That's what it's like during daylight hours of Ramadan. CNN's Dan Gilgoff explains.

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    Explain it to me: Debt ceiling

    by CNN 7,797 views

    The president and political leaders debate whether to raise the debt limit. CNN's Ali Velshi breaks down what's at stake.

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    CNN: Explain it to me: UK tabloid scandal

    by CNN 1,904 views

    CNN's Becky Anderson explains what led to the closure of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper News of the World.

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    CNN: Explain it to me: End of NASA's shuttle

    by CNN 1,085 views

    NASA's shuttle program is hanging up its rockets. What will happen to space exploration? CNN's John Zarrella explains.

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    Explain it to me: Lockouts

    by CNN 301 views

    Football and now basketball? What's with all of these lockouts? CNN's Mark McKay explains.

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    Explain it to me: AIDS

    by CNN 1,507 views

    Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized by the CDC, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how far we've come to finding a cure.

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    Explain it to me: Twitter

    by CNN 826 views

    Twitter gives users unfiltered access to one another. It's a strength and a curse. CNN's Doug Gross explains.

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    CNN: Explain it to me G8, G-20, G-what?

    by CNN 438 views

    You've heard of the G8, the G-20, and maybe even the G5, but what are they? CNN's Michael Holmes explains it to you.

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    Explain it to me: High gas prices

    by CNN 789 views

    Are gas prices making you want to pull your hair out? CNN's Ali Velshi explains why we're to blame for high gas prices.

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    Explain it to me: Inside the Osama raid

    by CNN 768 views

    In this edition of "Explain It To Me," Chris Lawrence gives behind-the-scenes details on the bin Laden compound raid.

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    Explain it to me: Mideast/African unrest

    by CNN 349 views

    CNN's Nic Robertson looks at the ongoing unrest in Africa and the Middle East and explains what could happen next.

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    Explain it to me: Libya's revolution

    by CNN 439 views

    CNN's Nic Robertson explains the ongoing battle in Libya between Moammar Gadhafi's forces and opposition forces.

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    Explain it to me: Passover

    by CNN 3,241 views

    CNN's Dan Gilgoff explains Passover and tells how the seder meal recalls ancient events.

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    Explain it to me: The Royal Wedding

    by CNN 634 views

    Wondering what will happen when William and Kate are married? CNN's Richard Quest explains it all.

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    Explain it to me: Cholera

    by CNN 308 views

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, explains how cholera is trasmitted and how it can be cured.

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    Explain it to me: South by Southwest

    by CNN 413 views

    We explain why thousands of techies, filmmakers and musicians descend upon Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.

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    CNN: Explain it to me: Lent

    by CNN 782 views

    Why do people give up their favorite things for Lent? And what's the Mardi Gras connection? Let us explain.

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    Explain it to me: Libya unrest

    by CNN 686 views

    From the rebels to the loyalists and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, CNN's Michael Holmes explains the unrest in Libya.

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    Explain it to me: iPhone's new home

    by CNN 252 views

    Now that the iPhone is available through Verizon and AT&T, what are the differences between iPhones on the two networks?

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    CNN: Explain it to me: Arab unrest

    by CNN 380 views

    CNN's Jim Clancy explains the rioting in Egypt and what that means for the US.

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    CNN: Explain it to me, Facebook privacy

    by CNN 256 views

    CNN.com's John Sutter explains why Facebook wants your phone number and how it affects you.

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    Explain it to me: Bush-era tax cuts

    by CNN 1,158 views

    With Obama's decision to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, CNN's Ali Velshi explains the important things to know.

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    Explain it to me: Iran

    by CNN 509 views

    Iran's nuclear ambitions are clouded in mystery. With new sanctions against Iran, how is it reacting? Let us explain.

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    Explain it to me: Addiction

    by CNN 4,688 views

    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the impact addiction has on the brain and various treatment options.

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    Explain it to me: Falkland Islands

    by CNN 14,204 views

    Where are the Falkland Islands, why are countries fighting over them and why is Prince William there? Let us explain.

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    What does 'IPO' stand for and how can it affect...

    by CNN 646 views

    The letters "IPO" are being mentioned a lot lately regarding Facebook. CNN's Christine Romans explains what it means.

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    Explain it to me: Campaign spending

    by CNN 939 views

    Explain it to me: CNN's Tom Foreman explains how presidential hopefuls spend money.

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    Explain it to me: Campaign fundraising

    by CNN 445 views

    In the first of this two-part edition of Explain it to me, Tom Foreman explains how presidential hopefuls raise money.

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    Explain it to me: Concussions

    by CNN 18,191 views

    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the physiology of concussions and the long-term effects of suffering one.

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    Explain it to me: Pardons

    by CNN 288 views

    Why can presidents and governors pardon convicted criminals? Is it always legal? CNN's Sunny Hostin explains it to you.

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    Explain it to me: John 3:16

    by CNN 2,465 views

    CNN's Eric Marrapodi explains the Bible verse John 3:16 and its popular use in sports culture.

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    Explain it to me: North Korea

    by CNN 880 views

    CNN's Wolf Blitzer explains how the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has potentially far-reaching ramifications.

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    Explain It To Me: Eurozone deal

    by CNN 301 views

    CNN's Richard Quest explains the latest deal Europe has to avoid colossal downfall.

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    Explain it to me: Payroll tax cuts

    by CNN 1,032 views

    CNN's Christine Romans explains the implications of the payroll tax "holiday" expiring.

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    Explain it to me: Iraq pullout

    by CNN 249 views

    After nearly 9 years, the U.S. military will leave Iraq by Dec. 31st. CNN's Michael Holmes explains how this will work.

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    Explain it to me: Eurozone debt crisis

    by CNN 1,716 views

    How can the majority of a continent have so much debt that they're in crisis? CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney explains.

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    Explain it to me: The 'Buffett Rule'

    by CNN 571 views

    President Obama wants to tax the rich more and has proposed the 'Buffett Rule.' Christine Romans explains it to you.

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    Explain it to me: Palestinian statehood

    by CNN 281 views

    CNN's Tim Lister breaks down the Palestinian vote for statehood and what it could mean for the U.S.

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    Explain it to me: Weather forecasting

    by CNN 301 views

    CNN Chief Meteorologist Chad Myers explains the science of weather forecasting.

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    CNN Explains: The Occupy movement

    by CNN 1,810 views

    We know they're there, but what do they want? CNN's Christine Romans explains the Occupy movement.

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    Explain it to me: The 'Super Committee'

    by CNN 482 views

    What type of super powers does the Congressional "Super Committee" have? CNN's Kate Bolduan explains.

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    Explain it to me: 'Birthers'

    by CNN 937 views

    Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States?

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    CNN Explains: Fracking

    by CNN 102,193 views

    How is hydraulic fracturing different from drilling for oil? And why is it called 'fracking'? CNN explains it to you.

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    CNN Explains: Secession

    by CNN 2,307 views

    CNN's Tom Foreman explains the legal process and practicality of seceding from the United States.

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    CNN Explains: Drones

    by CNN 4,424 views

    CNN's Nic Robertson gives you the ins and outs of drones from their military to civilian uses.

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    CNN Explains: The 2nd Amendment

    by CNN 11,143 views

    CNN's Jeffrey Toobin helps us understand the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

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    CNN Explains: Spring training

    by CNN 290 views

    Mark McKay explains how Major League Baseball prepares for the regular season and why spring training is a hit with fans.

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    CNN Explains: TED Talks

    by CNN 1,886 views

    CNN's Jarrett Bellini takes a look at what the TED organization is and the million dollar prize they award every year. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

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    CNN Explains: Papal succession

    by CNN 1,831 views

    CNN's John Allen fills you in on everything from smoke signals to who is eligible to become pontiff. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

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    CNN Explains: Ricin

    by CNN 1,361 views

    CNN's Tom Foreman gets down to the bottom of the toxin ricin and how it affects the body.

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    CNN Explains: Presidential libraries

    by CNN 560 views

    CNN explains how presidential libraries came to be and why you should watch what you say if you meet the president.

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    CNN Explains: Performance enhancing drugs

    by CNN 1,233 views

    CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why athletes might use PEDs and how they can do the body more harm than good.

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