The Brief


U.S. Issues New Visa Criteria for 6 Muslim Nations

The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the U.S., after the Supreme Court partially restored President Trump's controversial executive order

The Best and Worst Predictions iPhone Over a Decade

Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since the iconic device was unveiled 10 years ago today. But debate about the Apple iPhone has probably generated 2 billion quips, quotes and comments. We've gathered some of the most notable and entertaining


Top Vatican Cardinal Denies Sexual Assault Charges

Cardinal George Pell says he is taking a leave of absence as the Vatican's finance czar after Australian police charged him with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault. Pell denounced what he called a "relentless character assassination"

A puppet of U.S. President Trump is seen as protesters gather outside Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington

Protesters Crash Trump Hotel Campaign Fundraiser

A small crowd gathered outside the Trump International Hotel to protest the proposed Senate health care bill and the $35,000 to $100,000-a-ticket fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that was going on inside

Exploring Denver International Airport

No Laptop Ban, But Airport Security to Increase

The U.S. will increase its aviation security measures for inbound international flights rather than implementing a previously-considered plan to expand a ban on laptops and tablets, the Department of Homeland Security announced

Trump meets Senate Republicans at the White House in Washington

Just 17% of Americans Approve of Health Care Bill

A poll found that only 17% of Americans support the Senate's health care bill, while 55% disapprove of it. The research was conducted before the CBO found the bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured

People protest against the recent cases of mob lynching of Muslims who were accused of possessing beef, in New Delhi

Not In My Name: Indians Protest Against 'Beef Lynchings'

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken out against violence by vigilante groups, a day after thousands gathered across the country to protest attacks on minority Muslims that have sparked concern about the fraying of India’s secular fabric