The Brief


Climate Change Makes Us Sick

An analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related issues shows that global temps and severe weather will keep having a major impact on global health


Qatar's Heat Worries FIFA Official

A top FIFA official said that Qatar likely won't host the World Cup because medics "cannot accept responsibility" for safe athletics in such heat

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Apple Sold More Than 10 Million New iPhones in 3 Days

Apple sold more 10 million new iPhones over the weekend, the company said, a new record for the gadgets maker and results that exceeded expectations. Apple unveiled two new smartphones earlier this month, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

China-Based Internet Company Alibaba Debuts On New York Stock Exchange

Alibaba Is Officially the Biggest IPO Ever

Alibaba Group’s initial public offering became worth $25 billion, surpassing Agricultural Bank of China’s $24.3 billion IPO, after bankers released additional shares — a process referred to as the "green shoe" — to cover high investor demand

Christopher Dye, Director of Strategy of the World Health Organization speaks to the media about Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Sept. 22, 2-14.

Ebola Is 'Pretty Much Contained' in Senegal and Nigeria

The World Health Organization said on Monday that the Ebola outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria have been "pretty much contained," with no new confirmed cases reported in Senegal since Aug. 29 and the most recent case in Nigeria being reported Sept. 8

IRS'S Lerner Invokes Her Constitutional Right To Silence

Former IRS Official Says Politics Didn’t Affect Her Work

Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of a scandal over alleged targeting of conservative groups, said in her first interview since the scandal first broke more than a year ago that her personal political leanings never impacted her work

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The Lion King Musical Is the Biggest Box Office Hit Ever

A new report finds Disney's stage musical version of the film has grossed more than $6.2 billion worldwide — more than any Harry Potter or Hunger Games film and Phantom of the Opera — to become the biggest box office hit of any work, in any medium, of all time

'Somebody Knows' What Happened to Missing Student

The first wave of volunteers, numbering more than 1,600, spread out around Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday to search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who vanished a week earlier after an off-campus party

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How I Met Your Mother‘s New DVD Set Has Alternate Ending

Viewers of the season finale of How I Met Your Mother said they found the ending didn't live up to the years of hype, but a new and far more upbeat alternate ending that will be available in a new DVD box set starting Tuesday could lift their spirits

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Bill Clinton Drops a Hint About Chelsea’s Due Date

President Bill Clinton is really looking forward to next week, because by that time, he may be welcoming his first grandchild into the world. “I hope by the first of October, I’ll be a grandfather,” Clinton said in an interview that aired Sunday. “I can’t wait”

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Play Edward Snowden in Film

Director Oliver Stone reportedly already offered the part of the asylum-seeking NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Gordon-Levitt, who in turn has said he'd come aboard for the upcoming biopic, but no formal deal has been signed yet