The Brief

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama
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Hillary and Michelle's Reunion

As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has entered the last stretch of the election, her campaign has liberally deployed First Lady Michelle Obama as its most popular political surrogate. On Thursday, they campaigned together for the first time

Ranching Standoff

Jury Acquits Leaders of Oregon Standoff

The leaders of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon have been found not guilty of conspiracy and possession of firearms at a federal facility. A jury exonerated brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others

Mideast Iraq Mosul

Iraqi Forces Find Bomb Factory and Tunnels Near Mosul

Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's New Laptop Kills the Function Keys

Apple is killing the function keys. The company unveiled a new version of the MacBook Pro with a thin touch display that sits above the keyboard. This screen, called the Touch Bar, will display different keys and icons depending on the app that's being used

Mike Pence on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pence's Plane Skids Off Runway at NYC Airport

A plane carrying Republican Vice President candidate Mike Pence slid off a runway at a New York City airport. There were no immediate reports of any injuries, according to reporters who were on board the aircraft with Pence

The Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp office building is seen in McLean

Booz Allen Reviewing Security After Arrest of NSA Contractor

Booz Allen Hamilton said it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting firm learned that a second employee working with the NSA had been charged with stealing classified information

A Malagasy boy shelters his younger brother from the heat while their mother lines up for food aid in Amboassary

Drought in Madagascar Leaves 1.4 Million Facing Hunger

This year’s El Niño weather pattern has amplified the effects of consecutive droughts in southern Madagascar, ravaging crops and leaving 1.4 million people desperately short of food. Of that number, 850,000 are said to be in need of urgent humanitarian assistance

Mike McQueary

Former Penn State Coach Awarded $7.3M

A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation

Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University

Bill Clinton, Inc.

A 2011 memo made public by Wikileaks revealed how former President Bill Clinton made tens of millions of dollars for himself and his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, through an ethically messy amalgam of philanthropic, business and personal activities

Antarctica, Riiser-larsen Ice Shelf, Emperor Penguins On

Countries OK World's Largest Marine Reserve in Antarctica

The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent. The agreement covers an area about twice the size of Texas in the Ross Sea