The Brief

American Flags Planted On National Mall To Honor Service Members Who Committed Suicide

Suicides Hit Special Ops

The head of Special Operations Command says more than a decade of "hard combat" is taking a tough toll on the mental health of his elite troops

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Deadliest Day in Everest History

An avalanche near a base camp on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese Sherpa in the single deadliest day in the mountain's history

From left: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine on April 17, 2014 in Geneva.

Obama Rules Out Military Intervention in Ukraine

The President said the U.S. won't enter the crisis after the U.S., E.U., Ukraine and Russia agreed to a plan that includes disarming militias in the eastern region who are occupying government buildings, but the insurgents say they'll stay until Kiev's leadership resigns

LSU v Mississippi

Ole Miss Frat Chapter Shut After Racist Prank

Sigma Phi Epsilon is closed at the University of Mississippi after three members were expelled on suspicion of tying a noose around a statue of a civil rights icon, who was the institution's first black student

Rep. Steve King speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 9, 2013.

Zuck-backed Immigration Group Targets Congressman

A pro-immigration reform group supported by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will launch a TV and digital ad campaign against Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about not wanting immigrants to earn permanent residency if they joined the military

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Obama has announced that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, considerably over initial predictions. More than a quarter are aged between 18 and 34

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

The Colombian author's book One Hundred Years of Solitude established him as the defining member of a movement known as magic realism. A Nobel laureate, García Márquez died on April 17 having inspired an entire generation of Latin literature

Weibo And Sabre Beginning Trading On NASDAQ

Weibo: We'll Be Watching Facebook, Twitter

During its first day on the market in the U.S, the social network known as the "Twitter of China" saw its shares leap 19 percent Thursday. Weibo will now compete directly with social giants like Facebook and Twitter for the attention of U.S. investors

Japan’s most powerful leader in Years, Shinzo Abe aims to reclaim his country’s place on the world stage. That makes many Asians—including some Japanese—uncomfortable

Shinzo Abe Talks China, Patriotism and WWII

Japan's Prime Minister spoke to TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs and East Asia correspondent Hannah Beech on a wide range of topics, from his country's relationships with the U.S. and China to the lessons he took from his family's political past

Highway Shootings

Suspect Arrested in Kansas City Highway Shootings

Local police have arrested but not yet charged a man in his late twenties who's suspected in the string of shootings around Kansas City over the past six weeks that have targeted people on highways at night and left at least three injured as residents remain on edge

2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedans

No Parking: GM's Recalled Cars Can Stay on the Road

Whether General Motors should take its recalled cars off the road is up to federal transportation authorities, a judge has ruled, marking a victory for the company as it faces a legal battle related to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches