The Brief

Kerry: 'This Needs to End'

The Secretary of State announced some progress in achieving a cease-fire in Gaza after a meeting in Ramallah with Mahmoud Abbas

Twitter Is Mostly Male

Twitter released its long-awaited diversity report Wednesday, and the skewed demographics are no surprise

Action Comics #1 comic book of 1938 is pictured on February 23, 2010 in New York which had sold for USD 1 million, making it the first ever million dollar comic book.

For Sale: Near-Perfect Copy of Action Comics #1

In a little less than a month, anyone looking to get his or her hands on a copy of the comic book that introduced the world to Superman will have an opportunity to vie for the legendary relic as Action Comics #1 will be auctioned on eBay between August 14-24

College campus

FAFSA Application Detail Led to Errors in Student Aid

The Department of Education believes unnecessary decimal points and cents entered on Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms that went unrecognized may have resulted in some students being denied aid and others receiving it when they weren’t eligible

Wal-Mart Associate Jeff Parker stocks produce at store #100 in Bentonville, Arkansas on July 2, 2003.

Wal-Mart Managers Among Highest Paid in U.S.

While Wal-Mart store managers make an average salary of $92,462 per year, according to new research, Wal-Mart cashiers only earn about $8.48/hour and are paid less than their counterparts at the other chains

Members of a Catholic church in a small town along the Guatemala and Mexico border hold a special mass celebrating the Virgin of Shelter.

Central American Churches Try to Keep Children Home

Thousands of children continue to cross the US-Mexico border without parents, and a growing group of pastors in the United States and across Central America and Mexico have a new message: do not send kids on that trip

The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

Questlove on Iggy Azalea: 'Fancy' Is a 'Game-Changer'

The Roots' drummer, member of The Tonight Show house band and executive producer of upcoming music show SoundClash talks to TIME about Beyoncé, Sia and how "black people have to come to grips that hip-hop Is a contagious culture"

Bloomberg Flies El Al, Says Travel To Israel "Safe"

Bloomberg Blasts FAA for Halting Israel Flights

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to the country himself Wednesday, to “show solidarity with the Israeli people” and to “show that it’s safe to fly in and out" of the country, despite the ongoing crisis in Gaza

Sheik Umar Khan, head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone, poses for a picture in Freetown, June 25, 2014.

Sierra Leone Top Doctor Contracts Ebola Himself

Sheik Umar Khan, 39, is credited with treating more than 100 victims of the deadly virus, which is transmitted through direct contact with body fluid, blood and infected tissue of victims, making health workers extremely susceptible to the contagion