The Brief

Protestors Rally For Gun Control At Broward Courthouse After FL School Shooting
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President Trump addresses the nation after the mass shootin in Florida

Trump Lashes Out at FBI

As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack

Relatives of passengers who were believed to have been killed in a plane crash react near the town of Semirom

Iranian Rescue Teams Find Wreckage From Plane Crash

Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. Aseman Airlines said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members


USA Women's Hockey Team Beats Finland 5-0

As expected, the United States women's hockey team defeated Finland, with ease, on Monday afternoon at the Olympic tournament semifinals in South Korea. The 5-0 win pushes the U.S. into the gold medal game

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 8, Adam Rippon sitting with coaches

Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Olympic Correspondent Post

After agreeing to be a correspondent for NBC for the remainder of the PyeongChang Games, breakout star of the Olympics Adam Rippon changed his mind. The figure skater turned down the offer after he realized he would need to give up his official Olympic standing

Black Panther premiere

Black Panther Has a Smashing Debut

Already a much-celebrated pop-culture milestone, Black Panther blew past expectations, with $192 million in ticket sales in North America. The studio forecasts a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million

Russian Curler Charged With Doping at the Olympics

Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The IOC confirmed the positive test and says it could have "consequences"


Three Billboards Wins Big at BAFTA Awards

Ferocious female-led tragicomedy 'Three Billboards' was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. The film won five trophies including best film

Netanyahu Warns Iran: 'Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at security conference in Munich that Iran should “not test Israel’s resolve." Netanyahu said the nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East

Cherry Blossoms

Eastern U.S. To Experience Spring-Like Weather

Temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s this week on the East Coast as milder air makes its way from the southern plains and Ohio Valley to the Northeast. Springlike weather is expected for most of the week