The Brief

U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington
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'Major Conflict Possible'

President Trump said that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea could be a possible outcome to the escalating tensions brought about by the country's nuclear ambitions and missile testing, but a diplomatic solution would be preferable

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

After 100 Days, Trump and the GOP Still Don't Get Along

The union of brash billionaire Donald J. Trump and the Republican establishment was always unusual. After almost 100 days in power, it hasn't gotten better — both the president and the party are plenty frustrated with one another

In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, United Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

United Passenger Settles With Airline

David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached a settlement with the airline and promised to keep mum on the amount. The settlement was reached the same day the airline announced protocol changes

This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Back in Contact With Earth

The Cassini spacecraft, which recently made the first journey through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, is back in contact with Earth. But the trip was dangerous: During its ring-plane crossing, the spaceship had to use its large antenna as a shield

Michelle Obama Says She Won't Run for Office

In her first public speech since leaving the White House in January, former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed her future plans as a civilian, emphasizing that she will not be seeking political office


Turkey on a 'Collision Course' With the U.S.

A series of Turkish airstrikes targeting American-allied Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria threaten to put Turkey and the United States on a "collision course," experts have warned. Syrian activists said the attacks killed at least 18 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia

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Michael Flynn Was Warned Not to Accept Foreign Money

Documents show President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities


2 U.S. Soldiers Killed While Fighting ISIS

Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation against ISIS militants in eastern Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said. The incident took place in the southern Nangarhar province

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Heineken Ad Pairs Up Strangers Who Have Opposing Views

After controversy resulted from recent ads released by Pepsi and SheaMoisture, a new commercial by Heineken seems to have hit the right note among consumers. The ad shows six strangers paired up, unaware that their partners hold opposing views to their own

Officer Shot

Suspect Identified in Killing of Delaware State Trooper

Police identified the man who fatally shot a Delaware state trooper and was later killed by police as 26-year-old Burgon Sealy Jr. An official said Sealy shot Cpl. Stephen Ballard multiple times, after the trooper fell to the ground from Sealy's initial gunshot

man kicked off delta flight using the bathroom

Man Kicked Off Delta Flight for Using Restroom

Passenger Kima Hamilton tried to use the restroom before his flight took off on April 18. Flight attendants told him the plane would lose its spot in the takeoff queue if he did not remain in his seat