The Brief

Tom Brady
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No Suspension for Brady

The New England Patriots quarterback can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate," after more than a month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players' union

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Europe Struggles With Worsening Migrant Crisis

European leaders clamored for a swifter response to the migrant crisis as a spate of tragedies brought the worsening situation into the global spotlight. Germany and France called for Europe-wide migrant quotas, saying each country needs to "share the tasks"

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Ex-Staffer to Plead Fifth on Emails

Bryan Pagliano, a former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped set up the former secretary of state's private email server in 2009, has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions after a congressional committee subpoenaed him

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Americans Love Pope Francis

A new poll reveals that 66% of Americans have either a "favorable" or "very favorable" view of Pope Francis, who arrives in the U.S. in late September. The Pope is popular among Catholics, Protestants and atheists

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CVS Says Tobacco Ban Has Already Improved Public Health

CVS released a study suggesting the company's tobacco ban may actually be improving public health. The decision last year was considered a bold statement since tobacco garnered the drug store some $2 billion in sales each year

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (C) talks with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) (R-IA) as he tours the Iowa State Fair on August 18, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

John Kasich Has a Pep Talk for America

Ohio Governor John Kasich is sounding more like a self-help guru than a Republican presidential candidate as he preaches optimism on the campaign trail. His tone contrasts with the anger voiced by other contenders, including front-runner Donald Trump

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Yasser Arafat Wasn’t Poisoned, French Prosecutors Say

Since Yasser Arafat died in 2004, questions have swirled about whether or not he was poisoned. But French prosecutors who had been looking into the case said that there was not sufficient evidence to prove that the Palestinian leader had been poisoned

Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

China Parades 'Carrier-Killer' Missile as Navy Nears U.S.

China has dispatched its navy to patrol the coast of Alaska and unveiled a new “carrier-killing” ballistic missile in a stark display of how its massively increased defense spending is tilting the balance of power in the Pacific

Donald Trump

GOP Seeks Pledge to Avert Trump Third-Party Run

Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances

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SAT Scores At The Lowest Point in a Decade

The average SAT score for students is at its lowest point since the test was redesigned ten years ago, according to reports. The average score for the class of 2015 was 1490 out of 2400, down about seven points from the previous year