The Brief

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Grief and Anger in South Korea

Relatives of those aboard the sunken Sewol ferry ask whether the crew could have saved more lives by reacting sooner as reports emerge that the vice principal of the high school that accounted for many of the passengers hung himself after being rescued

American Flags Planted On National Mall To Honor Service Members Who Committed Suicide

Suicides Hit Special Ops

The head of Special Operations Command says more than a decade of "hard combat" is taking a tough toll on the mental health of his elite troops


Deadliest Day in Everest History

An avalanche near a base camp on Mount Everest has killed at least nine Nepalese Sherpa in the single deadliest day in the mountain's history

Search For Missing Flight MH370 Shifts To Underwater Mission

The Reason We Can’t Find the Missing Jet

We can see countless millions of miles into the blackness of space, but a 3-mile depth in the ocean is testing the very limits of our technology because most of it just doesn’t work underwater

From left: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine on April 17, 2014 in Geneva.

Obama: Military Options Off the Table in Ukraine

The President said that the United States would not intervene in Ukraine's crisis, after the U.S., E.U., Ukraine and Russia agreed to a plan that includes disarming illegal militants. Obama, however, expressed skepticism that Russia will adhere to the deal

LSU v Mississippi

Ole Miss Fraternity Chapter Shut After Racist Prank

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity closes at the University of Mississippi after three members were expelled on suspicion of tying a noose around a statue of a civil rights icon, who was the institution's first black student

Justin Bieber performs at Staples Center on June 24, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Bieber Edges al-Sisi in TIME 100 Reader Poll

Pop singer Justin Bieber holds first place in TIME's reader poll for the year's most influential people, followed closely by Lady Gaga and Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's former military chief who is now running for the presidency

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Obama announced that over 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, considerably over initial predictions. More than a quarter are aged between 18 and 34

Highway Shootings

Suspect Arrested in Kansas City Highway Shootings

Local police have arrested but not yet charged a man in his late twenties who's suspected in the string of shootings around Kansas City over the past six weeks that have targeted people on highways at night and left at least three injured as residents remain on edge

Japan’s most powerful leader in Years, Shinzo Abe aims to reclaim his country’s place on the world stage. That makes many Asians—including some Japanese—uncomfortable

Shinzo Abe Talks China, Patriotism and WWII

Japan's Prime Minister spoke to TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs and East Asia correspondent Hannah Beech on a wide range of topics, from his country's relationships with the U.S. and China to the lessons he took from his family's political past

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

The Colombian author's book One Hundred Years of Solitude established him as the defining member of a movement known as magic realism. A Nobel laureate, García Márquez died on April 17 having inspired an entire generation of Latin literature

Weibo And Sabre Beginning Trading On NASDAQ

Weibo: We'll Be Watching Facebook, Twitter

During its first day on the market in the U.S, the social network known as the "Twitter of China" saw its shares leap 19 percent Thursday. Weibo will now compete directly with social giants like Facebook and Twitter for the attention of U.S. investors