The Brief

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An Uphill Battle

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing John McCain's potential absence and a report that the number of uninsured Americans would soar

OJ Simpson Bids For Freedom In Parole Hearing

O.J. Simpson Has Been Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson has been granted parole. The 70-year-old former football star will leave Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Oct. 1 after a board voted to approve his release Thursday


U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban

The U.S. has officially ended the laptop ban. Customers flying to the United States from airports in Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban can once again bring their laptops and other electronic devices on board, officials said

John McCain, American senator, candidate of the Republican party in the American presidential election withNicolas Sarkozy, president of the republic during their meeting at the palace of the Elysee March, 21, 2008.

McCain Thanks Well-Wishers After Cancer Diagnosis

John McCain thanked supporters for the well-wishes he received after it was announced that he has brain cancer."I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!"

AG Jeff Sessions Announces Int'l Cybercrime Enforcement Action At Justice

Sessions Says He Won't Resign Despite Trump Criticism

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he plans to continue in his role despite criticism from President Donald Trump. "Sessions should have never recused himself," said Trump. "I would have picked somebody else"

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Chipotle Customer Tests Positive for Norovirus

A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified

Missing Burundi Teens Seen Crossing Into Canada

Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition were seen crossing the border into Canada. A search for all the teens is ongoing, but police have no indication of foul play in their disappearance

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Boy Trips Over Rock and Finds Million-Year-Old Fossil

A 10-year-old boy has discovered a million-year-old fossil by tripping over it while hiking in New Mexico with his family. Jude Sparks was exploring the region's Organ Mountains with his parents and two brothers, playing with walkie talkies, when he fell over something

Political And Business Visitors At Trump Tower During President-Elect's Transition To The White House

Trump Jr. and Manafort to Testify Before Senate

Donald Trump Jr. and his father's former campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify next week in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding Russia's alleged influence on the 2016 presidential election, the committee announced