The Brief

Hungary Migrants

European Leaders Move to Ease Migrant Crisis

Galvanized by public horror at the image of a drowned three-year old boy and chaotic scenes in Hungary, European governments have begun to increase the number of refugees they are willing to admit to their countries

Jonathan Beebe-Franqui, Dwayne Beebe-Franqui

Gay Couples Given Marriage Licenses in Ky. County

A gay couple emerged from the office of a defiant county clerk with a marriage license in hand, embracing and crying after a lengthy standoff that landed the clerk in jail for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks in New York

Donald Trump Stumbles on Foreign Policy

The Republican presidential front-runner revealed holes in his knowledge of world affairs, appearing to conflate the Kurdish people with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's overseas force as well as confusing the names and leaders of Islamist extremist groups

Joe Biden speaks at meeting with Jewish community leaders at David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie

Joe Biden: 'I Just Don't Know' About 2016 Bid

Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he remains uncertain whether he will mount a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressing doubts about whether his family has the "emotional energy" for a run

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Is Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

“I can’t complain about it because I benefited from it,” she said in an interview, “When I was in my early 20s, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them. And now I’m in my early 30s and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’”


Drowned Boy and Family Buried in Syrian Home Town

The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece, has buried his wife and two sons in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled

Kim Davis Kentucky Clerk Gay Marriage

Kentucky Clerk Stays in Jail After Rejecting Compromise

A defiant county clerk refused a judge's compromise offer on gay marriage that could have kept her out of jail, saying she can't promise not to interfere as her deputy clerks follow the law. Five of her six deputies had agreed to issue licenses

US Congress Iran Kerry

Democratic Support for Iran Deal Grows in Senate

Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic Senators, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the President wouldn't have to veto it

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1 Dead, 2 Wounded After Shooting at Sacramento School

The main campus of Sacramento City College is on lockdown after a shooting near a baseball field on campus left one dead and two wounded. The Sacramento City Police Department were in search of a shirtless suspect in the killing