The Brief

Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.
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Hack Hits Hillary

A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said

Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito inspector, looks for pools of standing water in Miami-Dade County, Florida, May 26, 2016.

Zika Spreads in U.S. Via Local Mosquitoes

Florida's Department of Health announced that four people infected with the Zika virus probably caught it from local mosquitoes. One women and three men were infected with the Zika virus in Miami-Dade and Broward counties

Marlys Leary, of Eau Claire, Wis., hands her photo identification card to an election assistant, March 21, 2016, at the City of Eau Claire Elections Office, Wis.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voting Restrictions

A federal judge threw out multiple aspects of Wisconsin's voter ID law, leaving the law itself intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions on voting passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Scott Walker

Previews Start For "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Harry Potter Play Is Releasing 250,000 More Tickets

Harry Potter fans who haven't yet scooped up tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will soon get another chance: 250,000 more tickets will be released next week, for performances from next spring to mid-December 2017

Transition Time

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough formally invited Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to begin preparing for taking over the White House, as the presidential transition process enters a new phase for the now-official party nominees

Minneapolis Area Mourns Death Of Native Son Prince

Judge Narrows Potential Prince Heirs

A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members

Merkel And Erdogan Mark 50 Years Of Turkish Immigration

Turkish President Is Dropping Insult Lawsuits

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is dropping all lawsuits against those charged with insulting him. Hundreds have been charged with insulting the President, including on social media

A woman enters the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) building in Moscow on July 20, 2016.

Russian Weightlifters Banned From Rio Olympics

The International Weightlifting Federation has banned the Russian federation and all its weightlifters from the Rio Olympics. The IWF said the multiple cases of doping by Russian weightlifters have "seriously damaged" the integrity of the sport

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016.

Who's the Real Conservative, Clinton or Trump?

Republicans surrendered the conservative position they have held for generations in nominating Donald Trump for president, opening a wide lane for Democrats to seize that ground. At the DNC, Hillary Clinton advocated for conservative leadership qualities

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Prays Silently During Visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people

North Carolina NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, center at podium, gestures as he is surrounded by supporters during a news conference at the Third Street Bethel AME Church in Richmond on June 21, 2016. The press conference was held to talk about the appeal before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on North Carolina's major rewrite of voting laws in 2013.

Appeals Court Strikes Down N. Carolina Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted "with discriminatory intent" and must be blocked. An opinion issued by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a ruling that had upheld the law