The Brief


White House Privilege Rankles Congress

President Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers face questioning about possible connections with Russia

Demonstrators Attend A Protest Against President Trump At Mar-a-Lago

Haiti Barred From Temporary U.S. Work Visas

Amidst tension over President Donald Trump's stance on immigration from certain countries, residents of Haiti, Belize and Samoa will lose eligibility for temporary agricultural and seasonal work visas this year, according to a notice from DHS


Pope Francis Performs First Airborne Papal Wedding

Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline during a flight from Santiago. The couple had been unable to have a church ceremony due to Chile's 2010 earthquake

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members of Congress, including Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump Denies Changing Mind About Border Wall

President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico. Trump tweets that "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it"

Koreas Hold Additional Talks on PyeongChang Olympics

North and South Korea Team Up for the Olympics

South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South

The Extraordinary Underwater Cave System Of Cenotes in Tulun, Mexico

World's Longest Underwater Cave Found in Mexico

Archaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula announced that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's longest continuous flooded cave. The discovery reportedly revealed a combined cave about 216 miles long

2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World - Red Carpet

Dylan Farrow Addresses Woody Allen Allegations

Dylan Farrow said it was "very momentous" to have a public conversation about her decades-old allegation that her adopted father Woody Allen molested her. She spoke with Gayle King on CBS This Morning

USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced On Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

Abuse Victims Confront Larry Nassar in Court

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children

Police Arrest Parents After Escaped Child Calls 911 On Parents Who Kept 13 Siblings Restrained In Shackles

Thirteen Siblings Found Shackled in California

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Police arrested the parents

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YouTube Is Taking Down ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ Videos

YouTube is taking down videos showing people eating laundry detergent after the so-called "Tide Pod challenge" went viral. The Tide Pod challenge is a social media phenomenon in which people joke about wanting to eat the colorful detergent pods