The Brief

Chicago Violence

Most Chicago Police Shooting Victims Black Males: Report

An analysis of police data shows four of every five people shot by officers in Chicago in the past six years were African-American males. The data obtained by the Chicago Tribune accounts for every time an officer opened fire in the city from 2010 to 2015

San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals

Colin Kaepernick Protests National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem before a game on Friday. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," he said

Five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he sustained injuries during an airstrike targeting the Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 17, 2016.

The Night Omran Was Saved

Medical workers in Aleppo, a photographer and videographer recall the harrowing night 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was rescued following an airstrike. The footage of Omran, stoic and shocked in an ambulance, became a symbol of the crisis in Syria

Chicago Bulls Introduce Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade's Cousin Fatally Shot

A cousin of basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday afternoon while pushing her baby in a stroller and walking to register her children for school. "Another act of senseless gun violence," Wade wrote on Twitter

Aerial view of the Pentagon

Pentagon Spent Billions Sending Weapons to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report

Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

What to Know on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's star-studded show, from which videos you should watch in advance to who's performing—along with predictions of who's likeliest to win an award

Russia Warehouse Fire

Fire Kills 17 Workers in Russian Warehouse

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trumps Holds Pennsylvania Campaign Rally

Trump Still Has a Big Problem With Millennials

Millennials think Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks experience, leadership skills and compassion for the average American, according to a new poll finding much more support among young people for Hillary Clinton

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North Carolina

Judge Blocks Transgender Bathroom Law at N.C. School

A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, but a final ruling won't come until after a November trial


France's Highest Court Overturns a Burkini Ban

The country's highest administrative court has stopped a town in France from banning the wearing of the burkini, a ruling expected to set a precedent across the country. Around 30 other municipalities also introduced a ban on the full-body swimsuit