The Brief

Barack Obama
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Obama Nods to Immigration

A seemingly off-the-cuff reference to "immigration rights" during a speech on Labor Day indicates that the president is laying the groundwork for unilateral executive action that could defer prosecutions for millions who arrived in the U.S. illegally

Outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, is surrounded by residents and security forces after his arrival in Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2014.

Aid Arrives in Iraqi Town

Iraq's outgoing prime minister travelled to a small Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants

Missing Chapter From Roald Dahl Classic Published

Missing chapter found in Roald Dahl's papers was originally intended to be the fifth in the book, but was reportedly deemed too subversive to print as it describes a "pounding and cutting room" where two naughty children are sent

Sale of Oktoberfest Pretzels

Pretzel Strike Puts a Twist in Oktoberfest

Beer lovers at the world famous festival in Munich may have no salty breaded snacks to wash their weissbeers down with this year, after local bakers threatened strike action over a wage increase

Prime Minister David Cameron walks to Parliament from Downing Street on Sept. 1, 2014 in London.

UK Tackles ISIS Threat

British Prime Minister David Cameron granted the U.K. police sweeping new powers to seize the passports of suspected jihadists, and issue temporary travel bans on passengers whose names are "flagged" by intelligence

A police officer wears a body camera at a rally for Michael Brown, Aug. 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Cops Start Using Body Cameras

Law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Mo. attached body cameras to their uniforms Saturday while policing a peaceful demonstration, three weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer sparked unrest

Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle,and Mathew Miller, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea Detainees Speak Out

North Korea gave media access to three detained Americans, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller, who said they have been able to contact their families

Rick Perry Discusses Immigration And Border Crisis In Washington DC

Rick Perry Disavows Tweet About 'Drunk' D.A.

The Texas Governor removed an "unauthorized" tweet sent out from his official account Sunday evening, that included a mocking image of a district attorney who is involved in a criminal indictment against him

Some militants stand outside the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Aug. 31, 2014.

U.S. Compound Seized in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Tripoli has seized control of an evacuated U.S. embassy residential compound. More than a month ago, American personnel were evacuated from Libya over ongoing fighting in the country

From left: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Guardians of the Galaxy Rules the 2014 Box Office

Sci-fi blockbuster has made $274,610,000 at the domestic box office as of Labor Day, putting it ahead of another Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to become the highest-grossing movie of the year in the U.S.