The Brief

Political Leaders Address Annual AIPAC Policy Conference
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Bibi: I Meant No Disrespect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “regret” Monday that his address to Congress has become politicized, but pledged to continue to criticize the emerging Iran nuclear agreement. “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect," he said

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Iraq Launches Attack on ISIS

The Iraqi government launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push ISIS out of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown

Nasdaq Nears Peak

Nasdaq Hits Dot-Com-Era High

The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5,008.10 on Monday as an optimistic response to an interest-rate cut in China and upbeat economic data

Charlie Beck

L.A. Police Probes Skid Row Killing

Los Angeles' police chief said Monday there was evidence that a homeless man shot and killed by officers Sunday struggled over one of their guns, but a bystander who captured a viral video of the deadly incident claimed he never saw the man reach for a weapon

Director Of Nat'l Intelligence James Clapper Speaks At Council On Foreign Relations

Intel Chief Says About 40 Americans Are Back From Syria

About 40 Americans have returned from the jihadi battlefields but they don’t pose a threat to U.S. security, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said. Still, the U.S. faces more global challenges than at any time in his half-century career in the intelligence community

26th Annual PGA Awards

J-Law to Star in Adaptation of War Photographer's Memoir

Warner Bros. is said to be finalizing a deal to bring It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War to the big screen, with Steven Spielberg attached as director and Jennifer Lawrence in a starring role. The memoir by Lynsey Addario has barely been out a month

U.S. President Obama speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington

President Defends No Obamacare Backup Plan

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell this week, which challenges whether people who sign up for health insurance through federal exchanges are eligible for tax subsidies. HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently said there was no contingency plan

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Google to Launch Phone Network in ‘Coming Months’

Google confirmed on Monday that it’s moving into the wireless phone business, unveiling an ambitious plan to launch a mobile network using a combination of cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots. Google will rely on existing carriers’ infrastructure for the cellular side

Former President Bill Clinton gestures after the portraits of his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton and him, were revealed on April 24, 2006 at the Smithsonian Castle Building in Washington D.C.

Bill Clinton's Portrait Includes Nod to Lewinsky Affair

The artist who created the portrait of President Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery admitted he snuck a subtle reference to the Lewinsky scandal into the background of the painting. The shadow is "a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held"

Waiting for the School Bus

'Free-Range Parents' Neglected Kids, County Says

A Maryland couple has been found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect for letting their children walk home from a park alone. The children, ages 10 and 6, were picked up by police while walking home alone, sparking a two-month-long investigation

IKEA Life Improvement Project

Ikea Furniture Will Soon Charge Your Phone

No need to waste time looking for your phone charger: some new Ikea furniture will be able to charge your phone wirelessly beginning in April, the company announced. The wireless charging stations will be integrated into pieces like desks, tables and lamps