The Brief

A rioter stands atop a burning car as another man pours fuel onto the fire while Baltimore firefighters behind them fight fires in mutliple burning buildings set ablaze by rioters during clashes in Baltimore
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State of Emergency in 'Charm City'

Days of angry but peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray spiraled after his funeral Monday into scenes of rioting, arson and looting that carried into Tuesday, prompting a declaration of a state of emergency as reinforcements arrived to restore order

Workers load humanitarian aid from German Red Cross (DRK) for victims of the earthquake in Nepal, into an aircraft at Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin April 27, 2015.

Global Aid to Nepal Ramps Up

As the death toll from Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake surpasses 4,350, aid agencies and governments are scrambling to deliver assistance

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Apple's Record-Shattering Quarter

The tech giant beat Wall Street’s expectations in delivering its best second quarter numbers ever: $58 billion in revenue, up 27% over 2014

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South Korea Ferry Captain Gets Life in Prison

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison on Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch Sworn In as 83rd Attorney General

Loretta Lynch officially became the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S. after a historically long wait of more than 150 days. “It’s about time this woman is being sworn in,” Vice President Joe Biden said

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Women Earn 24% Less Than Men, U.N. Report Finds

The U.N. Women report shows that even though more women are in the workplace and taking on leadership positions worldwide, pay levels are nowhere near reaching equality worldwide. The report finds women earn just half of the income men earn over a lifetime

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado June 4, 2013.

2 Exams Found James Holmes to Be Sane

A prosecutor declared Monday that two mental health evaluations found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane. It was the first public word on what different psychiatrists determined after examining the former neuroscience student

This picture shows two men attempting to push a car out of floodwaters after a storm swept Changsha, central China's Hunan province on taken on April 7, 2015

Blame Global Warming for Most Heatwaves, Study Says

Three-quarters of all hot spells occurring over land can be traced back to human activity, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. In comparison, global warming causes 18% of heavy precipitation

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U.S. Recommends Less Fluoride in Drinking Water

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its recommendation for an optimal concentration of fluoride at 0.7 mg per liter of water. The previous recommendations allowed for 0.7 to 1.2 mg per liter

Time Warner Cable, Disney Talks Said To Focus On ESPN3.Com

ESPN Suing Verizon Over More Flexible Cable Package

ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV operator’s flexible new cable bundles. The sports network is arguing that Verizon’s new cable packages, which don’t include ESPN in their primary offering, are a breach of contract