The Brief

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$1.3 Trillion Budget Bill Unveiled

Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending, even as some conservative Republicans balk at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the legislation

Law enforcement personnel investigate the scene where the Texas bombing suspect blew himself up on the side of a highway north of Austin in Round Rock

Austin Bombing Suspect Left Behind a 'Confession'

Police have uncovered a 25-minute recorded "confession" from Austin bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt, in which he described the deadly explosive devices that have been detonated across the city since March 2

Sacramento Police Shooting

Police Shot Unarmed Black Man in His Yard 20 Times

Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard

Piles of snow along the streets of Boston.

Spring Nor’easter Dumps Snow on the East Coast

Winter Storm Toby, the fourth Nor'easter in less than three weeks, is walloping the storm-ravaged East Coast with a fresh blanket of snow just in time for the start of spring. It was expected to bring more than a foot of snow to certain cities


Trump's Proposed China Sanctions Spark Concerns

U.S. businesses are bracing for a backlash as President Trump targets Beijing, accusing it of stealing American technology. The administration is expected to slap trade sanctions on China, perhaps including tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese products

Broken scales.

New Weight Loss Procedure Freezes Hunger Signals

Doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person's appetite and help them lose weight. In a small new study, everyone lost weight and felt less hungry

Democratic U.S. House Of Representatives Candidate Conor Lamb Attends Rally For Union Workers

Rick Saccone Concedes Pennsylvania Special Election

Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Interview

Peru's President Offers to Resign Amid Political Turmoil

Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out three weeks before the nation is set to host President Donald Trump for a regional summit


Russia Helped Venezuela Launch a Cryptocurrency

A TIME investigation finds Moscow’s fingerprints all over the petro, the world’s first state-backed digital currency. The petro was in fact a collaboration, whose aim was to erode the power of U.S. sanctions

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Stormy Daniels Passed Polygraph Test on Trump Affair

Stormy Daniels passed a lie detector test that focused on her alleged sexual encounter with President Donald Trump in July 2006. The lie detector test focused on three “relevant” questions about Daniels' alleged encounter