The Brief

The Olympic flag and the Russian flag during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

IOC Won't Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

Olympic leaders stopped short of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete

People mourn near the crime scene at OEZ shopping center the day after a shooting spree left nine victims dead in Munich, Germany, on July 23, 2016.

Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

The teenager behind Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said. The attacker killed nine people and wounded dozens of others

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky in action during stage twenty one of the 2016 Le Tour de France, from Chantilly to Paris Champs-Elysees on July 24, 2016.

Chris Froome Wins Third Tour de France

Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the largely ceremonial final stage

A firefighting helicopter drops water at the Sand Fire near Santa Clarita, Calif., on July 23, 2016.

Man Found Dead as Wildfires Ravage California

Thousands of homes remained evacuated as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames

The 2016 Republican National Convention

Trump Says RNC Speech Was 'Very Optimistic'

Donald Trump in a new interview defended the speech he gave at the Republican National Convention as "very optimistic" amid criticism that the GOP presidential nominee's message was too "dark"

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Appears With Vice Presidential Pick Sen. Tim Kaine

How Kaine's Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, HIllary Clinton's running mate, has a long record of supporting gun control and fighting against the National Rifle Association. Those features may help the campaign as it seeks to court women voters amid a national gun control debate

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Brie Larson Cast as Captain Marvel

Marvel announced at Comic-Con that Brie Larson will take on the role of Captain Marvel in Marvel Studio's first female-led superhero film. Fans greeted the news of Larson's casting with cheers

Men help an injured man outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul

80 Killed in ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto (not pictured) hold a news conference at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2016.

Obama: Trump's View of America Is Wrong

President Obama assumed the role as fact-checker-in-chief following Donald Trump's doom-and-gloom Republican convention speech, saying the picture painted by the GOP doesn't line up with reality

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New York Premiere

Zack Snyder Confirms Superman Is Not Dead

"I don't want to ruin it or anything, but you've got to have Superman," Justice League and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder said before introducing Superman actor Henry Cavill during the Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con