The Brief

Police officers stop to speak to a man next to a poster in favour of same sex marriage in Temple Bar, central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage, May 22, 2015.
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Ireland Votes on Gay Marriage

Ireland may become the first country to support gay marriage by a popular vote when it holds a referendum on Friday. The proposed constitutional amendment would allow marriages "by two persons without distinction as to their sex"

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosts a small business forum with members of the business and lending communities at Bike Tech bicycle shop on May 19, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Archives Show Clinton Endorsed Tax Breaks for Nonprofits

As first lady, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library


Eiffel Tower Closed as Workers Protest Rise in Pickpockets

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities said crime against tourists had dropped


Suspect in Killings of Wealthy D.C. Family Arrested

A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested on Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed in their mansion that was later set on fire

London taxi driver Anis Sardar, was today convicted in a British court of murdering US soldier Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson eight years ago in Iraq.

U.K. Bomb Maker Sentenced to Life for Killing U.S. Soldier

A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was accused of assembling bombs in Syria that were planted on the western outskirts of Baghdad

Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, Edward M. Nero, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, Alicia D. White

6 Baltimore Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray's Death

Six officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, the latest milestone in a case that brought riots to the city and reignited the national debate over police force

Activists hold placards as they take part in a vigil in what organizers said was in "remembrance of black women and girls killed by the police," in Union Square, Manhattan, New York May 20, 2015.

Topless Women Rally Against Perceived Police Brutality

A group of black women staged a topless protest in downtown San Francisco on Thursday against the killing of black women and girls by police. Protesters held signs with the hashtag #SayHerName and posters with the names and pictures of those who have died

Rescued migrants sit on an Acehnese fishing boat upon arrival in Simpang Tiga, Aceh province, Indonesia, May 20, 2015

Burma Rescues Over 200 Boat People Off Western Coast

Burma says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the coast of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya-minority Muslims have been fleeing persecution in the majority-Buddhist nation and thousands became stranded at sea

Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark.on Aug. 29, 2014.

Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council

Reality-television star Josh Duggar, the eldest son in TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, resigned from Christian lobbying group the Family Research Council on Thursday in the wake of serious child-molestation allegations