The Brief

Trump meets with law enforcement and first responders at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department in St. Augustine, Florida
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Trump: Polls Are Rigged

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's newest conspiracy theory is that pollsters are over-sampling Democrats to make it seem like he's down in the polls. Trump has seen his polling numbers collapse over the past several weeks

President Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas Area

Obamacare Premiums Will Rise by Next Year

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election

Migrants wait for buses to reception centers across France during the dismantling of the "Jungle" camp in northern Calais on Oct. 24, 2016.

'The Jungle Is Over.' Migrants Leave Calais Behind

French officials have begun a weeklong operation to clear the Jungle of about 8,300 people, in a determined effort to shut Calais' illegal refugee sites forever. It's far from clear, however, where the thousands of refugees will end up once the camp closes

Hit Factory Live: Christmas Cracker

Singer Pete Burns Dies of Heart Attack at 57

British singer Pete Burns has died of a heart attack, his management team confirmed. He was perhaps most famous for the 1985 hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” which hit No. 1 in the U.S. and around the globe

President Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas Area

Obama Takes Aim at Republicans for Sticking By Trump

As Election Day draws nearer, President Obama is capitalizing on his high approval ratings to ramp up his push for Democrats up and down the ballot—aligning Republicans with the party's rapidly deflating presidential nominee Donald Trump

Joint Forces Battle To Retake Iraqi City Of Mosul From ISIS

ISIS Sets Oil, Sulfur Fires in Battle for Mosul

Some of the oil fires have burned since last summer. On Friday, Islamic State fighters reportedly torched the Mishraq sulfur plant, north of Qayyarah. At least two civilians died from the effects of the gas


How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Could Hurt Consumers

The deal’s risk to consumers is clear. Following its acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T is the largest pay-TV operator in the US. It is also the second-largest wireless data provider and the third-largest broadband provider. That gives it a lot of control

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the coal power plant of RWE, one of Europe's biggest electricity and gas companies in Niederaussem, Germany, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo - RTSPG5G

The World Just Passed a Dangerous Climate Change Milestone

The average level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere across the globe passed 400 parts per million (ppm) last year, a symbolic and worrying milestone in growth of manmade climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed

Tom Hayden Portrait Session And Book Signing At Book Souo

Tom Hayden Famed 1960s Anti-War Activist Dies at 76

Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died after a long illness. He was 76 years old, and has left behind a legacy of impassioned progressivism

Crib In Childrens Room

Sleep in Same Room as Your Infant, Docs Urge

Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of their life to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to new pediatrics guidelines. But parents should not share the same bed as their baby