The Brief

Congressional Progressive Caucus

House Dem Reportedly Settled Sexual Harassment Claim

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Tuesday denied settling a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. A report said his office paid the woman over $27,000

Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terror During Cabinet Meeting

Trump Promises Christmas Tax Cut

President Donald Trump promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the current Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher taxes by 2027

"Vice Special Report: A World In Disarray" New York Presentation

CBS Fires Charlie Rose After Allegations

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct. Rose has been one of three hosts of CBS This Morning since 2012

Iranian Charged With 'Game of Thrones' Hack

U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million

Bashar Assad, Vladimir Putin

Putin Hosts Surprise Talks with Syria's Assad

Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad

KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaking during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea

Trump to Announce New North Korea Sanctions

The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea joins the terror blacklist with Iran, Sudan and Syria

President Trump Participates In Roundtable With Women Small Business Owners

Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Funding Order

Judge William Orrick has permanently blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding for failing to cooperate on immigration, rejecting the administration's argument that the amount of money in question was relatively small

Haitian Community Rallies For Preservation Of TPS

U.S. Ending Residence Permits for 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration said it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before The Senate Judiciary Committee

Al Franken Faces Second Allegation

Another woman has come forward to accuse Al Franken of touching her inappropriately, less than a week after Senate leaders called for an ethics investigation into a claim that the Minnesota Democrat groped and kissed a woman in 2006

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Scientists: 2018 Will Be a Bad Year for Earthquakes

A new study suggests that we may want to brace for a surge of quakes in the year ahead, and the reason for the danger is an unlikely one: the rotation of the Earth has slowed slightly. The area near the equator will be particularly affected