The Brief

President Trump And Senate Majority Leader McConnell Deliver Remarks After Meeting At The White House
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Trump: It's the GOP's Fault

President Donald Trump blamed Senate Republicans for the stalled GOP agenda and also expressed understanding for former senior aide Steve Bannon's all-out war on the GOP establishment. "I'll be honest they are not getting the job done"

A tanker helicopter drops water on a wildfire California

Firefighters See Progress Against Wildfires

The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast offered a tantalizing chance of rain to thousands of firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation's most celebrated wine-making region

Iraqi forces patrol in the streets after they retake Kirkuk, Iraq

Kurds Feel Betrayed as Iraqi Forces Take Kirkuk

The Kurds have lost control of Kirkuk, Iraq’s most contested city — and many feel betrayed as Iraq takes over. Kurdish leadership said they wouldn't let the city fall without a fight, but it appears they did just that

John McCain Honored With Liberty Medal For A Lifetime Of Service

John McCain Condemns Isolationism in Awards Speech

Sen. John McCain offered a sharp rebuttal of isolationism Monday night during his speech at the 2017 Liberty Medal Award Ceremony. "We are living in the land of the free, the land where anything is possible, the land of the immigrant’s dream," he said

Bergdahl Being Treated At U.S. Military Hospital In Germany

Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after walking off his military base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the high-profile incident. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and held for years

Forest fire in Serra de Bouro district of Leiria north of Lisbon

Infant Dies in Portugal Wildfires

A spate of wildfires in Portugal has killed at least 32 people, authorities said, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires also killed at least four people


Maltese Journalist Covering Panama Papers Killed by Bomb

A Maltese investigative journalist who reported on the island nation's Panama Papers connections was killed by a car bomb. Malta's prime minister called Daphne Caruana Galizia's killing a "barbaric attack" and an assault on freedom of expression

Woman taking selfie with smartphone

'Me Too' Sexual Assault Campaign Goes Viral

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the hashtag #MeToo trended in a social media campaign to illustrate the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. Actress Alyssa Milano launched the campaign and called on others to speak up

APTOPIX Oil Rig Explosion Louisiana

Oil Rig Explodes in Louisiana

An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. More injuries are expected


The Company Harvey Weinstein Built Might Sell Itself

The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said it's getting a cash infusion from Colony Capital. Co-founder Harvey Weinstein was fired by the company following allegations of sexual harassment


When Wonder Woman was truly a wonder: Heathcote tries on the persona for size
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The Women Behind Wonder Woman

Long before Wonder Woman was a big cardboard multiplex cutout, she was a comic-book dazzler whose heroic encounters involved bondage, homosexuality and other ostensibly aberrant behaviors