The Brief


100+ Fired After 'Day Without Immigrants' Protests

Scores of workers have reportedly lost their jobs after joining the 'Day Without Immigrants' protest, which focused on missing a day of work as a response to President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies

53rd Munich Security Conference

Trump's Demands on NATO Drive Wedge into Europe

The Trump administration is taking a tough line on NATO allies who don't meet targets on defense spending, much to the chagrin of Germany. Others in the alliance, however, want Merkel's government to pay its fair share

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 2: Drake performs at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Drake Says He Shouldn’t Win Grammys for Rap

Drake is questioning his wins for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Hotline Bling" at the 2017 Grammys, saying that the song is not rap. "Maybe because I've rapped in the past or because I'm black, I can't figure out why," he said

Deported Guatemalan Immigrants Arrive On ICE Flight from U.S

Homeland Security Memos 'Outline Deportation Plans'

The Homeland Security Department has drafted new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to memos signed by Secretary John Kelly cited by AP


Malaysia Recalls Envoy Over Kim Jong Nam's Death

Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang "for consultations" amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North Korea's ruling family on Feb. 14

TOPSHOT - Tanks and armoured vehicles of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters commenced on February 19, 2017. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fight For Mosul Has Intensified

Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Western half of Mosul on Sunday, marking an intensification of the battle to reclaim the city from the ISIS militants who seized it in 2014. The fight is expected to involve intense street fighting, complicated by the presence of thousands of civilians

Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. A judge on Friday ordered Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, to stand trial on sexual assault charges. He is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He has pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Former U.S. Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused

Three former members of the U.S. women's national gymnastics team say they were sexually abused by the longtime doctor for the sport's governing body. They told CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday that Dr. Larry Nassar began abusing them as teenagers in the 1990s

Decision Issued In Kim Dotcom Bail Hearing

Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited to U.S., Says New Zealand Court

New Zealand's High Court has found that Kim Dotcom, best known for creating the now-defunct file sharing service Megaupload, is eligible for extradition to the U.S. for “general criminal law fraud,” rejecting a legal appeal by the self-styled "internet freedom fighter"

Munich Security Conference

Russia Says It Wants a 'Post-West World Order'

Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a "post-West world order," the country's foreign minister said, dismissing the NATO military alliance as a relic of the Cold War

The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Donald Glover and James Earl Jones to Star in Lion King

Disney's long anticipated live-action take on The Lion King will star Donald Glover as Simba, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. That's according to Twitter posts by Jon Favreau, who is expected to direct the film. James Earl Jones previously voiced the animated version of Mufasa