The Brief

2018 Russian presidential election

Exit Poll: Putin Wins Russia Election

An exit poll suggests that Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, adding six more years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century

"Cirque Du Soleil's Totem" Dress Rehearsal

Cirque du Soleil Artist Dies After Fall

A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling onstage during a show in Tampa, Fla. Yann Arnaud, a longtime aerialist for Cirque du Soleil, fell while performing the aerial straps number during the show VOLTA

Black Panther

Black Panther Stays on Top of Box Office

Black Panther has become the first film since 2000's Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. According to studio estimates, it grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend

Multiple Fatalities Reported After Collapse Of Pedestrian Bridge In Miami

5 Victims of FIU Bridge Collapse Are Identified

Police released the names of five victims discovered in the debris of the collapsed bridge at Florida International University. Five people were killed when the bridge fell, while a sixth person died at the hospital, the AP reports

Trump Lawyer on Mueller Probe: 'Just End It'

President Trump’s personal lawyer said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should shut down the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign. "Just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations"

Directly Above Shot Of Coffee On Yellow Background

No, Coffee and Tea Aren't Actually Dehydrating

When you want to quench your thirst, you probably don't reach for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. But despite what you've heard, coffee and caffeinated tea are not dehydrating, experts say

President Trump Hosts A Listening Session With High School Students And Teachers On Gun Violence

Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm

Facebook Inc. suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data company that helped President Donald Trump win the presidential election, which may have collected data from 50 million Facebook profiles

James Comey Before Senate Intelligence Committee

James Comey Fires Back at Trump Tweets

"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon," Comey wrote in response to Trump. "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not"

Stormy Daniels

Trump Lawyer: Stormy Daniels Could Owe $20M

Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, claims Stormy Daniels could owe $20 million in damages for violating a non-disclosure agreement. He also wants the lawsuit moved to federal court


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Photos From The National School Walkout

Thousands of students marched out of their classrooms during a national walkout to demand action on gun violence — one month after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida