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The non-American’s guide to the midterm elections (Handy for citizens, too)

Millions of voters will soon go to the polls across the US, but they won’t be picking a president. The impact of the midterm elections, however, could be almost as significant.

CNN Poll: In final days, Democrats maintain advantage

On the eve of the midterm elections, Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. The party’s 55% to 42% advantage in the new poll mirrors their lead in early October and is about the same as the 10-point edge they held just after Labor Day.

Facebook removes more pages, as FBI warns Russia still targeting American voters

Facebook took down a network of Facebook pages and Instagram accounts Monday night after a tip from US law enforcement, just a few hours before polls open in this year’s midterm elections.

Doomed Lion Air plane’s air speed indicator was malfunctioning for last four flights

The doomed Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea, killing 189 passengers last month, was found to have a malfunctioning air speed indicator for its last four flights — and, crucially, at the time of the crash, according to the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee.

Russian fighter jet intercepts US Navy plane

A US Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet Monday in an unsafe and unprofessional manner, according to three US defense officials and a statement from the Navy.

Jack Ma: The trade war is ‘stupid’

Tech tycoon Jack Ma really hates the trade war between the United States and China.

Trump prepares to remake his Cabinet

As Washington awaits a potential reshaping of the political order on Capitol Hill, multiple sources inside and outside the Trump administration tell CNN that an all but certain shakeup is quietly underway at the White House, as President Donald Trump is poised to reshuffle his Cabinet for the second half of his first term.

Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested.

Kim Jong-un gets ‘first official portrait’

After seven years as leader, Mr Kim appears to have moved a step up in North Korea’s personality cult.

Large hydropower dams ‘not sustainable’

A new study says that big hydro electricity projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.

Kenyans cash in on avocado craze

Exports have almost tripled since 2013 as the fruit’s global reputation as a healthy food fuels demand.

Invincible, but for how much longer?

His name isn’t on the ballot but make no mistake – these elections are all about Trump, says the BBC’s Jon Sopel.

Confused Trump Fans Chanting ‘4 More Years’ Forget It’s Only 2018

Supporters began chanting as the president held a final rally in Missouri ahead of Tuesday’s midterms.

‘Me Voting In 2016 Vs. Me Voting In 2018’ Meme Captures All Your Midterm Feels

Remember how confident you felt casting your vote in the last election?

Idris Elba Gets Political After Being Crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2018

The British actor celebrated his new status with a message about the U.S. midterms.

‘False, False, False And False’: Jake Tapper Shuts Down Trump’s Many Rally Lies

“The president paints a picture of Democratic control of Congress that is as nonsensical as it is dystopian,” said the CNN host.

Jim Carrey Suggests Trump Has Grabbed Ted Cruz ‘By The P***y’

The actor, who’s thrown his support behind Cruz’s Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke, excoriated the Texas senator in a Monday tweet.

Instagram is working on a Stories feature for schools

Instagram is trying to make its platform more attractive for students to hang out on, and a new report suggests the platform is looking into school Stories.

Whatever happened to Starman? SpaceX says he’s gone beyond Mars.

It’s been nine months since we saw SpaceX’s heroic space suit-clad mannequin cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster. And now, he’s gone beyond Mars.

The first foldable smartphone is here, but don’t get too excited yet

Chinese company Royole showed off its FlexPai handset, the first foldable phone you’ll actually be able to buy.

Jimmy Kimmel asks people what it was like voting in the midterms…last week?

Jimmy Kimmel has a good way of shaming people into ensuring they vote in the midterms: quizzing people who lied about voting.

The Rock manages to make fun of Kevin Hart while urging people to vote

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson put out a call to vote, and it’s mildly terrifying.