The Brief


White House Privilege Rankles

President Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers face questioning about possible connections with Russia

Koreas Hold Additional Talks on PyeongChang Olympics

North and South Korea Team Up for the Olympics

South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South

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YouTube Is Taking Down ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ Videos

YouTube is taking down videos showing people eating laundry detergent after the so-called "Tide Pod challenge" went viral. The Tide Pod challenge is a social media phenomenon in which people joke about wanting to eat the colorful detergent pods

Ann Curry and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' TODAY show

Ann Curry 'Not Surprised' by Lauer Allegations

Ann Curry, the former Today show anchor, said "verbal sexual harassment was pervasive" during her time on the show – and said she is "not surprised" by the sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of Matt Lauer

The Extraordinary Underwater Cave System Of Cenotes in Tulun, Mexico

World's Longest Underwater Cave Found in Mexico

Archaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula announced that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's longest continuous flooded cave. The discovery reportedly revealed a combined cave about 216 miles long

White House Hosts "Conversations With The Women Of America" Panel

Trump Is in Good Health, White House Doctor Says

President Donald Trump's doctor has recommend that he lose some weight, but said that the president is in excellent physical and mental health otherwise. "There's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issue"

USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced On Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

Abuse Victims Confront Larry Nassar in Court

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children

Police Arrest Parents After Escaped Child Calls 911 On Parents Who Kept 13 Siblings Restrained In Shackles

Thirteen Siblings Found Shackled in California

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Police arrested the parents