The Brief

President Donald Trump presents a demonstration of a pharmaceutical glass packaging initiative, in Washington, DC.
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Trump: 'Obamacare Is Death'

One day before the Senate votes whether to begin debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Trump called the 2010 law "death" and a "nightmare" that has wreaked havoc on the lives of Americans

White House Senior Adviser Kushner speaks to members of White House press in Washington

Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia

White House adviser and President Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner said he did not collude with Russia during a statement at the White House, which followed a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee


White House Says Trump Will 'Sign Sanctions Bill'

The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.


Police Hunt for 'Dangerous' Man in Switzerland

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas

A salmonella outbreak that has infected 47 people in a dozen states has been linked to papayas, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat Maradol papayas as an investigation continues

ADDITION USS Constitution

The USS Constitution Is Back in the Water

The USS Constitution, the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, is officially back in the water. The historic ship, which was launched in nearly 220 years ago in 1797, is once again afloat in Boston Harbor after undergoing a two-year restoration process


24 Killed, 42 Injured by Suicide Bomb in Kabul

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement to the media

White House Communications Team Reshuffled, With Sean Spicer Resignation And Anthony Scaramucci Appointed Director

Scaramucci: Trump 'Thinking About Pardoning Nobody'

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said President Trump is "thinking about pardoning nobody," responding to questions about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

Soldier Arrested Hawaii

U.S. Soldier Indicted on Terrorism Charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail