The Brief

As special counsel, Robert Mueller has wide latitude, and a high-stakes responsibility, to investigate the White House.
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Trump Targets Mueller's Team

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among Robert Mueller's investigative team. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties


Venezuela Strike Turns Deadly

A nationwide strike against President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of the Venezuelan capital before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two dead

Police Shooting Minneapolis

Police Chief Says Justine Damond 'Did Not Have to Die'

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said in her first public remarks since the death of Justine Damond


U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban on All Airlines

The U.S. has officially ended the laptop ban. Customers flying to the United States from airports in Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban can once again bring their laptops and other electronic devices on board, officials said

OJ Simpson Bids For Freedom In Parole Hearing

O.J. Simpson Has Been Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson has been granted parole. The 70-year-old former football star will leave Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Oct. 1 after a board voted to approve his release Thursday


GOP Faces Uphill Battle on Health Care

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing John McCain's potential absence and a report that the number of uninsured Americans would soar

AG Jeff Sessions Announces Int'l Cybercrime Enforcement Action At Justice

Sessions Says He Won't Resign Despite Trump Criticism

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he plans to continue in his role despite criticism from President Donald Trump. "Sessions should have never recused himself," said Trump. "I would have picked somebody else"

Greece Earthquake

Earthquake Strikes Greek Island, Killing 2

A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries, authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake rattled Turkey's Aegean coast as well


North Korea Faces Its Worst Drought Since 2001

The worst North Korean drought since 2001 has severely damaged staple crop production and could lead to serious food shortages, according to the U.N. The country now requires "immediate interventions" such as food imports and agricultural assistance

John McCain, American senator, candidate of the Republican party in the American presidential election withNicolas Sarkozy, president of the republic during their meeting at the palace of the Elysee March, 21, 2008.

McCain Thanks Well-Wishers After Cancer Diagnosis

John McCain thanked supporters for the well-wishes he received after it was announced that he has brain cancer."I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!"

Earns Chipotle

Chipotle Customer Tests Positive for Norovirus

A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified