The Brief

Adam Schiff
J. Scott Applewhite—AP

Schiff Memo Released

The House Intelligence Committee released a rebuttal by House Democrats to a Republican memo alleging bias and misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department early in their probe of Russian election interference

Kim Yong Chol

North Korea Open to Talks With U.S.

A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests

Rains And Snow Melt Lead To Major Flooding And Evacuations In Midwest

Severe Weather Strikes Central U.S.

At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.

Curling - Winter Olympics Day 15

How USA Men's Curling Went From 'Rejects' to Gold

Shuster wrote one of the great turnaround stories in U.S. Olympic history. The men's curling team won its last five games, capping off their improbable run with a 10-7 upset victory over Sweden at the Gangneung Curling Centre

Wayne LaPierre at CPAC

NRA Faces Growing Backlash After School Shooting

The NRA, and now the State of Florida, faced growing backlash as companies cut ties after the latest school massacre, and survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted


U.S. Embassy to Move to Jerusalem by May

Ambassador David Friedman and a small group of staff will take up work in an existing U.S. consulate in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood in May, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding

Forbes Media Centennial Celebration

Buffett Has Plenty of Confidence in the Economy

Warren Buffett still has plenty of confidence in the American economy, according to his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Buffett acknowledged in the annual letter the economy is volatile

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia Sept. 30, 2014.

CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a Germ Lab

Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one

President Trump Hosts A Listening Session With High School Students And Teachers On Gun Violence

Trump Said to Weigh 'Red Flag' Orders to Take Guns

The White House is considering using restraining orders to take firearms away from people considered dangerous as part of its response to the Florida high school shooting, two people familiar with the matter said

Around the Games: Day 2 - Winter Olympic Games

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Is Bringing Home a Dog

While Gus Kenworthy wasn't able to bring home a medal at this year's PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, he will be bringing home something a bit furrier — a new dog — after a trip to a dog meat farm