The Brief

President Trump And Senate Majority Leader McConnell Deliver Remarks After Meeting At The White House

Republicans Think Tax Cuts May Help in 2018 Elections

After butting heads with President Trump and failing to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, Republicans in Congress are worried about the 2018 elections. They think passing a tax cut package could help, but problems loom

Derrick Watson

Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump's Travel Ban

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. Hawaii's request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy was granted

Crowded New York Stock Exchange Floor

Dow Jones Hits All-Time High

Gains by health care companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher, pushing the market further into record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone

The Duchess Of Cornwall Attends The Man Booker Prize

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife

Senate Health And Education Committee Votes On Nomination Of Betsy DeVos To Become Education Secretary

Senators Reach Deal on Health Subsidies

A key Republican senator said he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan pact


ISIS Capital Raqqa Falls to U.S.-Backed Forces

A commander with the U.S.-backed Syrian forces battling ISIS says the city of Raqqa has been liberated from ISIS militants and that combing operations are underway to clear the city of land mines and extremist sleeper cells

Alt Right Figure Richard Spencer Holds News Conference In Washington, D.C.

Florida Declares State of Emergency Over Speaker

White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in advance, citing the clashes that have erupted at Spencer's past events on college campuses


NAFTA Negotiators Give Up on a Deal This Year

Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year. A fourth round of negotiations between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ended in mutual exasperation

How Men Are Responding to the 'Me Too' Campaign

The hashtag #MeToo went viral earlier this week, giving people a platform to speak out on sexual harassment and assault in the wake of numerous allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. But it wasn't just women who shared experiences

A tanker helicopter drops water on a wildfire California

New Fires Break Out as Wine Country Blazes Ease

As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains

Online Streaming Services

Netflix Is Spending $8 Billion on Programming

Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programming in 2018, marking about a third more in spending from 2017, according to a new report. The company will put the money toward a slew of new original movies, ramping up audiences worldwide