The Brief

U.S. President Donald Trump looks out window of the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington
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'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

President Donald Trump said that he misses the life he had before moving to Washington, D.C., and he is still adjusting to the new job's constraints. "This is more work than in my previous life," he said


Pope Francis Makes Historic Egypt Trip After Church Attacks

Pope Francis landed in Egypt's capital for a historic two-day visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. His visit comes three weeks after deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks

House Votes On Trump's American Health Care Act

House Leaders Push Back Health Care Bill Vote

The House will not vote on a new health care bill in time to mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days, party leaders said Thursday. The decision comes after Republicans fall short of votes and face pressure to avoid a government shutdown

This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Back in Contact With Earth

The Cassini spacecraft, which recently made the first journey through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, is back in contact with Earth. But the trip was dangerous: During its ring-plane crossing, the spaceship had to use its large antenna as a shield


Turkey on a 'Collision Course' With the U.S.

A series of Turkish airstrikes targeting American-allied Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria threaten to put Turkey and the United States on a "collision course," experts have warned. Syrian activists said the attacks killed at least 18 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia


British Police Shoot Woman in Anti-Terror Operation

British police shot a woman in her 20's and arrested four other people in anti-terrorism operations in London and the southeast England county of Kent. The raids were not connected to an earlier suspected terrorist attack foiled near Parliament

Kenneth Williams

Arkansas Executes Final Inmate Kenneth Williams

Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams, its fourth inmate in eight days, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left him lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. William was pronounced dead 13 minutes after the execution began

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

After 100 Days, Trump and the GOP Still Don't Get Along

The union of brash billionaire Donald J. Trump and the Republican establishment was always unusual. After almost 100 days in power, it hasn't gotten better — both the president and the party are plenty frustrated with one another

Michelle Obama Says She Won't Run for Office

In her first public speech since leaving the White House in January, former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed her future plans as a civilian, emphasizing that she will not be seeking political office


Israeli Air Strikes Turning Syria Into a Proxy War With Iran

Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further. The increasing tempo of attacks risks inflaming a highly combustible situation

President Trump Attends The White House Senior Staff Swearing In

Michael Flynn Was Warned Not to Accept Foreign Money

Documents show President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities

United Passenger Removed

Passenger Settles With United Over Dragging Incident

David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached a settlement with the airline and promised to keep mum on the amount. The settlement was reached the same day the airline announced protocol changes