The Brief

President Trump Delivers Remarks At National Day Of Remembrance Ceremony
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'Options' for North Korea

President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea's continued nuclear missile program, a senior administration official told reporters, with U.S. military preparations "underway" for potential action. Trump plans include "a broad range of options"

President Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Agriculture And Rural Prosperity In America

President Trump Just Proposed a Big Tax Cut

President Donald Trump wants to simplify the personal tax code by cutting rates and eliminating deductions used by more affluent Americans. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says the plan would cut the top income tax rate from 39.6% to 35%


Pope Francis’ TED Talk Shows His Social Media Skills

Pope Francis gave a surprise TED talk via recorded message on Tuesday night. It was the first time a Pope has ever gave a TED Talk, and the latest development in a growing partnership between Francis’ Vatican and social technology companies

An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM launches during an operational test from Vandenberg Air Force Base California

U.S. Conducts Unarmed Missile Test in California

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean. The test, designed to show U.S. "nuclear capabilities," comes amid escalating tensions in Korea

Giant Rabbit Found Dead on United Airlines Flight

United Airlines is facing another mishap after a giant rabbit was found dead at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport — the same airport where a passenger was dragged off a flight earlier this month

Operation Euphrates Shield

Turkey Bombs U.S. Allies, Prompting Concern in Washington

A series of Turkish airstrikes against U.S. allies in Syria and Iraq has provoked deep concern in Washington. The State Department condemned the strikes, which killed members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Iraq-based Kurdish Peshmerga

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GOP Drops Border Wall Demands

Congressional negotiators inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border