The Brief

Deadly Blast Kills 22 at Manchester Arena Pop Concert
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Trump Russia Probe

Former CIA Director Testifies About Russia Probe

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he had "unresolved questions" about whether members of the Trump campaign who had contact with Russians were working "on their behalf, either wittingly or unwittingly"

Trump to Face Polar Opposite in Meeting With Pope

When they meet for the first time on Wednesday morning in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis and Donald Trump's competing visions of greatness will come to a head — with potential diplomatic and political consequences

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney And White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Brief The Media At The White House

White House Proposes Long-Shot Budget

Presidential budgets are always aspirational political documents and almost never passed into law as written, but the one set to be introduced by Donald Trump Tuesday stretches credulity given the current makeup in Congress

Microsoft New Surface Pro

Microsoft Just Unveiled a Faster New Surface Pro

Microsoft unveiled its latest Surface Pro, which it says offers faster performance, longer battery life and an improved design over the Surface Pro 4. The new Surface Pro will be available on June 15 starting at $799

Space Station

Astronauts Made Urgent Repairs at the Space Station

Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 250-mile-high replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world's most experienced female astronaut

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

Michael Flynn Pleads the Fifth to Senate Committee

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the election

"Suicide Squad" - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Snyder Steps Down From Justice League

Zack Snyder is stepping back from directing Justice League to focus on his family, months after his daughter's suicide. Joss Whedon, who directed both of Marvel's Avengers movies, will step in to help the movie through the post-production process