The Brief

WH advisor Kellyanne Conway attends CPAC in National Harbor
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Conservatism in Crisis

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicks off Thursday just outside Washington, should be a celebratory occasion for the conservative moment. Instead, it's showing signs of a crisis for the grassroots

President Donald Trump Meets With Economic Advisors

The Bathroom Battle Is Back

The Trump Administration took what LGBT-rights groups view as a big step back from protecting transgender students when it rolled back Obama-era guidelines that advised schools to allow transgender bathroom access


North Korea Says That It Did Not Kill Kim Jong Nam

North Korea denies its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death is full of "holes and contradictions." Malaysian police said they were seeking two more North Korean suspects


Somebody Won a $435 Million Powerball Jackpot

The seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history has been won. The victor drew the winning numbers of 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2 on Wednesday, according to the lottery's official website. The jackpot was an estimated $435 million

Protesters march in front of the federal courthouse, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Seattle, where a hearing was held for Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Seattle-area man who was arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Immigrants Change Routines to Avoid Deportation

Around the country, President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety and led many people to brace for arrest and to change up their daily routines in hopes of not getting caught

Operation to liberate Iraqs Mosul from Daesh

Iraqi Forces Fight to Take Mosul Airport From ISIS

Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State on a sprawling military base south of Mosul that's adjacent to the city's airport. Forces are also pushing on toward the airport

Man using a ATM

Big Banks Cash in From ATM and Overdraft Fees

ATM and overdraft fees cost Americans dearly in 2016. The nation's three largest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo — collected more than $6.4 billion in such charges last year, according to a new analysis

An artist’s impression of three of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1. One planet is in the foreground; the other is a small silhouette as it transits the red dwarf star; the third is a tiny crescent off to the right.

NASA: Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets

NASA has announced that a single star relatively close to Earth is home to no fewer than seven Earthlike planets. If you're looking for extraterrestrial life, there may be no place better, according to the new findings published in Nature

Dave Brat

GOP Politicians Face Anger at Town Halls

GOP members of Congress returning home for town halls found protesters angry with President Trump, probing lawmakers to see if they will veer from his more controversial stands, and if they will promise coverage for those served by the Affordable Care Act

Police Gunshot Video

Purported Police Gunfire Video Sparks Protest

Hundreds protested in Anaheim, Ca., late Wednesday, outraged by a viral video clip that purportedly shows an off-duty officer firing his gun near a group of young people during what could be a confrontation. Police are investigating the allegations

Table And Chairs Arranged In Restaurant

Restaurants Are Suffering as People Eat Out Less

A third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than three months ago, mostly because of cost, according to a new survey that illustrates the challenge for U.S. restaurants seeking to revive traffic after zero growth in 2016