The Brief

The silhouette of Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, is seen during a campaign event in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Clinton said she sees "a great role" for Bernie Sanders and his supporters in a "unified party," even as she said she welcomed Republicans who are not supporting presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Clinton Ignored Email Warnings

The State Department’s Inspector General concluded that Hillary Clinton and her senior aides ignored repeated warnings that her private email system was vulnerable to hackers when she was Secretary of State

CGT labour union employees of French state-owned railway company SNCF gather near a barricade to block the entrance of the depot of the SFDM company near the oil refinery of Donges, France, May 25, 2016. in protest over proposed new labour laws. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe - RTSFV7L

French Labor Protests Could Immobilize Nation

Union activists have blockaded some French oil refineries, burning barricades, battling police and leaving about one-third of French gas stations without fuel, over proposed labor reforms aimed at loosening the nation's vast labyrinth of labor regulations

Gov. Nikki Haley, R- S.C., delivers a speech on "Lessons from the New South" during a luncheon at the National Press Club, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

South Carolina Gov. Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks after fertilization, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The law's signing makes South Carolina the 13th state to ban abortions after 19 weeks

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSE95S

11 States Sue White House Over Transgender Bathrooms

A group of eleven states filed a federal lawsuit challenging Obama administration rules that instruct public schools to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom they like. The federal directive has faced strong resistance from many Republicans

Beth Howland, 1960s. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images)

Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on Alice, Dies at 74

Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom Alice, has died. She was 74. Her husband said Howland died Dec. 31 of lung cancer and there was no announcement

A police officer stands guard as a convoy thought to be containing attacks suspects arrives outside the federal court building in Brussels on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Suspects from the Brussels and Paris attacks appeared in court Thursday for a court hearing to decide whether or not to extend their detention. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Belgian Authorities Detain 4 Suspected ISIS Recruiters

Belgian prosecutors say they have detained four suspected ISIS recruiters, who they say may have planned new attacks in the country. The Federal Prosecutor's Office said iall four were charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question during a press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama after a bilateral meeting during the 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit in Shima, Japan

Japanese PM Has No Plans to Visit Pearl Harbor

President Barack Obama is making a historic visit to Hiroshima, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor

Riot police block off the Albuquerque Convention Center to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the convention center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Trump Fires Back at Protesters at Chaotic Rally

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump railed at critics and a mass of protesters at an unruly rally. Outside the venue, hundreds of protesters demonstrated against Trump holding signs and burning campaign paraphernalia

Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman waits for the arrival of European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton to their meeting in Jerusalem August 29, 2011.

Meet Israel's Controversial New Defense Minister

Avigdor Lieberman's agreement to join the cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rattling many in the Middle East but is being hailed in Israeli officialdom as an important step toward a broader and more stable coalition

Close up of silhouetted male hand typing on laptop keyboard

Guccifer Pleads Guilty to Hacking Bush Emails

The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others. He's best known best known for leaking private family photos and paintings


Afghan Taliban Appoint New Leader

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada has taken over from Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who died in a U.S. airstrike last week. Here's what to know about the new leader and what it means for the future of Afghanistan

Project Ara

Google's New Project Could Be a Game Changer

Google wants make modifying your smartphone as easy as rearranging Lego blocks. That's the premise of Project Ara, a plan to make phones with parts that can be easily snapped on and off, allowing for unprecedented customization