The Brief

Mother can raise child with microcephaly completely normal, a Brazilian mother says
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WHO Issues Zika Travel Advisory

The World Health Organization released updated travel advice related to Zika for pregnant women and their sexual partners, saying women who are pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their health care provider and consider delaying travel to Zika areas

Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz, arrives in the courtroom before his trial in Detmold

Inside One of the Last Nazi Death Camp Trials

The first days of the trial of 94-year-old alleged Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning show the anger that still remains over the death camps. Hanning is charged with accessory to murder in at least 170,000 deaths

The Capitol, seat of the United States Congress, Washington DC, District of Columbia.

Congress Passes New N. Korea Nuclear Sanctions

Congress is sending President Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program. House Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly agreed to slap Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions

Rapper / Producer Dr. Dre attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards at Fox Studios on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Apple's 1st Scripted TV Show to Feature Dr. Dre

Apple is making its first original television show: a top-secret scripted series starring one of its own executives, Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre, according to a report. The six-episode series is dubbed Vital Signs

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign rally at Morningstar Fellowship Church February 11, 2016 in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Cruz Takes Fire on South Carolina Airwaves

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary, but as the No. 2 he's taking a lot of heat from rivals as the race heads to South Carolina. The onslaught of attacks is a sign that rivals perceive Cruz as a threat

Arizona School Shooting

2 Teen Girls Shot, Killed at Arizona High School

Two 15-year-old students were shot and killed at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children

Ikea Moebelhaus in Berlin-Spandau, Firmenlogo.

Ikea Accused of Dodging Over €1 Billion in Taxes

The Swedish furniture company has been accused of avoiding more than €1 billion in taxes over the past six years by Ministers of the European Parliament. The ministers are demanding an official probe into the companies tax practices


Europe Puts Up Walls Restricting Travel

Documents show that European Union countries are poised to enact unprecedented restrictions passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migrant crisis

Democratic Presidential Debate

Democratic Debate Focuses on Obama

There were only two Democrats on the debate stage in Milwaukee on Sunday night, but they should have brought a third podium for President Obama, with heated exchanges over his legacy reflecting how he has become a specter in the Democratic primary contest

Square Inc. Begins Trading On The NYSE Following IPO

Twitter Faces Troubled Turnaround

There is now a palpable anxiety about Twitter’s future, made worse by the ten-year-old company's consistently poor stock performance. The conversation around Twitter now, among users, investors, and observers, is whether the service can be saved

Press conference following Syria Support Group meeting in Munich, Germany

Why the Syrian Ceasefire Won't Stop Russia's Bomb Strikes

A deal reached on Syria includes a hopeful pledge for the “nationwide cessation of hostilities” within a week, but the agreement will not impede Russian bombs from hitting Syrian cities, as the U.S. and Russia disagree over how to end the war

FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke smiles during the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

FIFA Bans Former Secretary General for 12 Years

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been has been banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years by the governing body's ethics committee after he was found guilty of a variety of misconduct, including personal use of private jets