The Brief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a press conference after voting on Capitol in Washington, on July 25, 2017.
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South Korea North Korea Missile

North Korea Has Fired Another Ballistic Missile

North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night which landed in the ocean off Japan, Japanese officials said. "I have received information that North Korea once again conducted a missile firing," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said

Britain Sick Baby

Charlie Gard Dies Following Legal Battle

Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, has died. He would have turned 1 next week. Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease

George Clooney attends the "Gravity" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 1, 2013 in New York City.

George Clooney Fires Back Over Photos of Twins

George Clooney has hit back at paparazzi who took photographs of him and his wife, Amal, holding their one-and-a-half-month-old twin babies in their home. The unauthorized photographs were published on the front cover of a French magazine

Iran Satellite Launch

U.S. Sanctions Iran Over Rocket Launch

The United States is slapping Iran with new ballistic missiles sanctions in response to its launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space a day earlier. The sanctions target six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group

Germany Supermarket Stabbing

Knife Attack in Germany Kills 1 at Supermarket

German police say one person died after a man with a knife attacked several people at a supermarket in Hamburg. Police said on Twitter that the motive for the incident Friday in Hamburg's Barmbek district wasn't immediately clear

Islands Power Outage

10,000 Tourists Forced to Evacuate Outer Banks

A dreamy summer vacation turned into a messy, sweaty nightmare for 10,000 tourists on the Outer Banks when the power went off and air conditioners stopped, and officials ordered visitors to leave because the outage could last days or weeks

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's PM Steps Down After Disqualification

Pakistan's prime minister stepped down on Friday, hours after the country's Supreme Court disqualified him from office in dramatic developments that have plunged the nuclear-armed nation into another major crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Finland

Sanctions Bill Heads to Trump as Russia Retaliates

The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign. Moscow has already ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia in response

State Fair Ride Malfunction

Ohio State Fair Ride OK'd Hours Before Deadly Accident

Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers into the ground, according to authorities and records


President Trump Goes to War With His Staff

Amid the Russia investigations and Washington's legislative morass, Trump has turned his frustrations on some of his most loyal advisers, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom the President faults for recusing himself from the Russia probe

DOD Secretary Mattis And Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Dunford Brief Press On ISIL

Military Officer: Transgender Policy Won't Change Yet

The nation's top military officer says U.S. policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not — and will not — change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it


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Jeffery Stockbridge

A Caring Lens on the Opioid Crisis

When Lightbox first spoke to Jeffrey Stockbridge about his work documenting people in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, many of whose lives revolved around heroin, he hoped to conclude his work there in a few months. He was off by almost five years