The Brief

What to Watch for in Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton will square off against her rivals Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first Democratic presidential debate. Can she reclaim her undisputed front-runner status against Bernie Sanders? That and six other things to watch for tonight

Supreme Court Juvenile Life Sentences

Supreme Court Weighs Life Sentences for Teens

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether hundreds of inmates imprisoned for life for murders they committed as teenagers should have a chance to seek their freedom. Several justices also suggested they might dismiss the case on technical grounds

Playboy Enterprises Inc. In Talks To Sell

Playboy to Stop Publishing Naked Pictures

The lifestyle magazine that, for more than six decades, has both cornered and revolutionized the American market for prurience will stop publishing the photographs of nude women that made it famous


Taliban Withdraw From Afghan City of Kunduz

The Taliban said they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern Afghanistan city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, to avoid further civilian casualties. An Afghan official said life there is returning to normal

Planned Parenthood Hearing

Planned Parenthood Won't Take Money for Fetal Tissue

The group said it would no longer accept payments to cover the cost of programs that use fetal tissue for research, in response to a series of videos that spurred a conservative campaign to withdraw federal funding from the group

Barbara Byrd-Bennett

Ex-Head of Chicago Schools Pleads Guilty

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former head of Chicago Public Schools, pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks

Reconstructed wreckage of the MH17 airplane is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands

Flight MH17 Downed By Russian Missile

The Dutch investigators said the missile exploded less than a yard from the MH17 cockpit, killing three crew in the cockpit and breaking off the front of the plane. The aircraft broke up in the air and crashed over a large area controlled by rebel separatists


What Race Has to Do With Breast Cancer

Researchers provide the most detailed look yet at why minority women tend to fare worse with breast cancer, and while biology and genetics certainly play a role, scientists have found some other factors that are just as important

Numerous Stabbings Throughout Jerusalem As The Violence Escalates

Death Toll Mounts After New Jerusalem Attacks

A pair of Palestinian men began shot and stabbed passengers on a bus, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus stop before stabbing bystanders, in attacks that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and two attackers were killed

Comic-Con International 2015 Instant Views

Jennifer Lawrence Blames Self for Earning Less Than Men

"I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that frankly, due to two franchises, I don't need," the actress wrote on Tuesday. But Lawrence says she's done worrying about what men think about her approach

Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit - Day 2

Twitter Is Laying Off More Than 300 Workers

Twitter announced that it's laying off more than 300 employees, representing about 8% of the company's workforce. The move comes shortly after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO. Read his letter to those he's laying off