The Brief

Obamacare Repeal and Replace
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Clock Ticking for Obamacare Repeal

Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible

Donald Trump

Trump Takes On NFL Anthem Protesters

President Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players hours after criticizing similar protests

President Donald Trump

Kushner Used Private Email for White House Business

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said. The attorney said that any non-personal emails have been forwarded to his official account and preserved

Egerton’s Eggsy: If the suit fits, try not to destroy it

Kingsman Takes the Crown of Weekend Box Office

The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place

Federal election in Germany

Angela Merkel Reelected as German Chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed


President Trump Issues New Travel Ban

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe

Mexico Earthquake

Searchers Still Digging For Survivors of Mexico Quake

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans Search for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal

On Puerto Rico, communication with the U.S. mainland became a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans are gathering around where signals were strongest, to get in touch with loved ones

Eight Wounded in Church Shooting In Tennessee

1 Killed, 7 Injured in Nashville Church Shooting

A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said

Kim Jong Un

North Korea: Donald Trump Is on a Suicide Mission

North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more." Ri Yong Ho called Trump "a mentally deranged person"

Kirkuk's provincial governor Najim al-Din Karim third from right, who was recently sacked by the Iraqi parliament, attends a rally in support of the upcoming independence referendum in Kirkuk on Sept. 19, 2017

Iraq On Edge As Kurds Vote On Independence

For decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. But on Monday, the city's residents will join people across northern Iraq in a vote on Kurdish independence

The Richest Women of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which on Sunday begins its 10-year anniversary since the first episode aired, has effectively instigated an empire — with each of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters earning a net worth of well over $10 million