The Brief

Chicago Violence

Most Chicago Police Shooting Victims Black Males: Report

An analysis of police data shows four of every five people shot by officers in Chicago in the past six years were African-American males. The data obtained by the Chicago Tribune accounts for every time an officer opened fire in the city from 2010 to 2015

San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals

Colin Kaepernick Protests National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem before a game on Friday. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," he said

Two Charged in Shooting of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Police charged two men with murder for fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of basketball star Dwyane Wade, on Friday while she was pushing her baby in a stroller and walking to register her children for school.

Five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he sustained injuries during an airstrike targeting the Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 17, 2016.

The Night Omran Was Saved

Medical workers in Aleppo, a photographer and videographer recall the harrowing night 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was rescued following an airstrike. The footage of Omran, stoic and shocked in an ambulance, became a symbol of the crisis in Syria

MichaFormer Director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center Michael E. Leiter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to examine the situation in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)el E. Leiter

Former Counterterrorism Head Criticizes Burkini Ban

Michael Leiter, former director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said France's ban on full-body burkini swimsuits will cause a division in the country, making it more vulnerable to terror attacks.

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What to Know on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's star-studded show, from which videos you should watch in advance to who's performing—along with predictions of who's likeliest to win an award

Russia Warehouse Fire

Fire Kills 17 Workers in Russian Warehouse

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North Carolina

Judge Blocks Transgender Bathroom Law at N.C. School

A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, but a final ruling won't come until after a November trial

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Joni's Roast and Ride, a fundraiser for a PAC, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump Warns Family Farmers of Taxes, Regulations

Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground.