The Brief

President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais—AP

Trump: Health Care Is Hard

President Trump told a bipartisan meeting of the country's governors that reforming health care is "unbelievably complex," but pledged that a Republican alternative would be "very good"

Former US President George W. Bush leaves after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Bush on Trump's Russia Ties: 'We Need Answers'

Former President George W. Bush weighed in on the calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. "I think we all need answers," Bush said

Warren Beatty, center, shows the card reading Best Film Moonlight after mistakingly reading La La Land initially at the 89th Oscars, on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.

A Lively Oscars Show Ended With a Total Mix Up

The Oscars ended with one of the biggest shocks in its history: The producers of La La Land accepted their statues for the prize of Best Picture, only to be told that the honor was in fact supposed to go to Moonlight

Volunteers help lift a fallen tombstone at the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery on Feb. 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

Jewish Leaders to Trump: 'Do More'

Jewish and Muslim leaders in the U.S. are calling for the federal government and local law enforcement agencies to "do more" after another Jewish cemetery in the country was desecrated over the weekend. More than 100 tombstones were toppled over in Philadelphia

Slain SEALís dad wants answers: ëDonít hide behind my sonís deathí

Father of Slain Navy SEAL Calls for Investigation

The father of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens did not want to meet President Donald Trump when his son's body was returned to the U.S. and is calling for an investigation of the Yemen raid that led to his son's death

Shelter For Asylum Applicants Hit By Arson

10 Migrants Were Attacked Every Day in Germany in 2016

An average of 10 migrants in Germany were subject to attacks every day last year, according to government figures. A total of 560 people—including 43 children—were injured in about 2,545 attacks on individual migrants, while about 1,000 more attacks were reported on housing

Jurgen Gustav Kantner

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Extremists

A brief video circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, shows that the militant group proceeded with its threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines after a Sunday ransom deadline lapsed


China Expected to Up Naval Spending in Challenge to U.S.

With President Donald Trump promising a U.S. shipbuilding spree and unnerving Beijing with his unpredictable approach on hot button issues, China's Navy is seeking to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and will likely step up its own projection of power around the globe

Alok Madasani, who was wounded in a shooting that killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, attends a vigil at a conference center in Olathe, Kansas

Man Wounded in Kansas 'Race Attack' Speaks at Vigil

One of three men shot at a bar in a suspected hate crime in Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream." Alok Madasani told a crowd in Olathe that "what happened that night was a senseless crime"