The Brief

California Wildfires
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Hundreds Flee Wildfires

Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground

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Possible Malaysia Airlines Wing Arrives in France

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. A truck carrying the roughly 8-ft. (2.44-m) component was accompanied by police motorcycles

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Trooper in Sandra Bland Arrest Was Warned on Conduct

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file

Calais Migrants

Inside Calais's Deadly Migrant Crisis

Europe has struggled to absorb the 137,000 asylum-seekers who have arrived on its shores in the first half of 2015 alone. The French port of Calais says it can no longer cope with the economic and security challenges of hosting so many migrants

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WHO Seeks Virus Tests in Rio's Olympic Waters

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks to workers at Thumbtack on July 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Presidential Super PACs Top $266 Million

Super PACs backing presidential candidates in 2016 have raised more than $266 million so far, according to campaign finance records. That's twice as much as the candidates themselves and 17 times as much as super PACs raised in 2012

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Angelina Jolie Visits Female Factory Workers in Myanmar

Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation

Perry Cohen (L) and Austin Stephanos, both 14 years old.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Teens

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families convinced the boys could be alive

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Snoop Dogg Stopped by Italian Customs

Italian police stopped the rapper Snoop Dogg at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria on Saturday with $422,000 in cash, well above the limit that can legally be transported across European Union borders undeclared

Mullah Omar

New Taliban Leader Vows to Continue Insurgency

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader