The Brief

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University
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Donald on the Defensive

Perhaps you can’t wing your way to the White House. At the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, authenticity proved to be no substitution for preparation and strong words faded in the face of solid experience

World’s First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

A baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents. Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, were treated by a U.S. team based in Mexico using a controversial technique that allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) signs an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, as Marxist rebel leader Rodrigo Londono (front, R), known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, looks on in Cartagena, Colombia, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Peace Accord

Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

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Modern Family to Feature Transgender Child Actor

U.S. sitcom Modern Family is set to air an episode that will feature the first openly transgender child actor on television. 8-year-old Jackson Millarker will feature in a first for trans-visibility on television

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Farm Kids Have Fewer Allergies

People who grow up on a farm tend to have lower allergy risk than their rural and urban counterparts, according to new research. Women who lived on a farm before age 5 consistently also had stronger lungs as adults

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Charlotte City Council Blasted Over Police Shooting Reaction

Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man

Members of the FBI carry on investigations at the scene of Saturday's explosion on West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Sept. 18, 2016.

Homeland Security Chief Warns of Homegrown Attacks

Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the U.S. as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says stock health brain

Concussion Diagnoses in Teens Hit a Record High

Diagnoses of concussions rose to a record high between 2010 and 2015, particularly among teens, according to a new report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The rates for adolescents between age 10 and 19 surged 71% during that time

A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III large transport aircraft flies over a minaret after taking off from Incirlik air base in Adana

U.S. Consulate Warns of Terror Threats to Western Hotels

The U.S. consulate in Adana, Turkey, said it received credible threats that U.S.-branded hotels could be targets of terrorist activity. The State Department has advised U.S. citizens against travel to the country's southeast amid continued threats