The Brief

Tractor Trailer Trafficking Deaths
Eric Gay—AP

8 Dead in Trafficking Case

Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling

The Democratic Policy And Communications Committee Holds Hearing On Campaign Finance System

Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Package

Congressional Democrats announced Saturday a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election

AFGHANISTAN-US-CONFLICT

U.S. Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 12 Afghan Police Officers

An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others. The airstrike on the Security Forces compound happened during a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban insurgents in the area

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Trump Tweets President Has 'Complete Power to Pardon'

President Trump said "all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon" in a tweet after a recent report he had inquired about the authority he has to pardon aides, relatives or even himself in connection with the Russia investigation

President Trump Meets With Survivors From The USS Arizona

Trump Slams 'Illegal Leaks' After Report

Donald Trump is complaining about a report that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. said he discussed election-related issues with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race

Soldier Arrested Hawaii

U.S. Soldier Indicted on Terrorism Charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail