The Brief

Senate Lawmakers Address The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons
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What's Next for Health Care

Senate Republicans voted on a motion to proceed with debate on healthcare legislation, using a rare legislative gambit to move ahead despite reservations from some moderates. Many lawmakers are still unclear on what the actual bill will ultimately be

President Trump And Lebanese PM Hariri Deliver Joint Statements At White House

House Passes New Russia Sanctions Bill

The House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional sanctions. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to pass the bill, which prevents President Trump from waiving the sanctions against Russia without first securing permission from Congress

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Justice Department Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, saying it will no longer award grant money to cities unless they give immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released

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All of the Nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards

Kendrick Lamar has eight more reasons not to be humble. On Tuesday via Instagram Live, MTV announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards, and the DAMN. rapper led the way with eight nominations for “HUMBLE.,” the first single off his recent album

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Manafort Meets With Senate Investigators

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year

President Trump Departs White House For West Virginia

Trump on Whether He Will Fire Sessions: 'Time Will Tell'

President Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on his attacks against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying he is "very disappointed" in the nation's top prosecutor while declining to say if he plans to fire him. Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions

Still Laugh-In: A Toast To George Schlatter

Barbara Sinatra, Widow of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, has died at 90. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, says she died Tuesday of natural causes

Senate Holds Procedural Vote On GOP Health Care Bill

Democrats Appalled by Vote to Begin Health Care Debate

Senate Democrats could do little to stop the GOP from pushing ahead to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they could voice their frustration. The vote is the culmination of a seven-year long push by the GOP to repeal President Obama's signature achievement

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Crew Catches Record-Breaking 900-Pound Shark

A 12-foot-long, 926-pound mako shark was reeled in by a fishing crew in New Jersey, and officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history. The crew were fishing in an area known as the Hudson Canyon on July 21 when they caught the shark

California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures as he speaks at the 91st Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Challenges Trump With Cap-and-Trade Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a 10-year extension for the state’s cap-and-trade program, which requires companies to buy permits for releasing carbon into the air, in the hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions