The Brief

President Obama Speaks At The U.S.-Africa Business Forum In New York
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Obama Overruled

Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president. The House and Senate voted to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Capitol, seat of United States Congress, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA, 18th-19th century

Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The vote came after leaders broke through a stalemate over aid to help Flint address its water crisis

A Malaysian air crash investigator inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 22, 2014.

MH17 Probe Points at Russia

A two-year investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014 has concluded that the missile responsible was not just made in Russia, but also fired from a separatist area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels

Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Prime Minister, sits for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel, Feb. 8, 2016.

Shimon Peres Dies at 93

The lifetime of Shimon Peres, who died at age 93 after suffering a stroke on Sept. 13, spans the lifetime of the state of Israel. Peres served twice as prime minister but was never more popular than during the seven years he served as President of Israel from 2007

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on September 26, 2016 in Washington, DC.

President Obama Will Send 600 More Troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the ISIS, U.S. officials said. The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as planning for the Mosul operation ramps up, officials said


This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Sex, one of the more pleasurable forms of exercise, can do some wonderful things for your health, from strengthening your muscles to improving immunity. An erotic romp might also have the power to elevate your consciousness, suggests a small new study

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Trump Struggles to Deal With Debate Loss

After a weak performance in the presidential debate, Donald Trump gave several contradictory answers. Trump repeatedly claimed victory, berated the media for covering his loss and offered excuses for his performance

FBI Director James Comey waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee September 27, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

FBI Will Track Fatal Police Shootings

The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, to correct a current record-keeping gap, FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to and meets voters during a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday September 27, 2016.

Clinton Campaign, Super PACs Targeting Latino Voters

Since January, Hillary Clinton campaign has sponsored more than 2,500 Spanish language TV ads, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis. Clinton herself has advocated for comprehensive immigration reform