The Brief

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets audience members at a campaign rally in Bangor, Maine on June 29, 2016.
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It's Veepstakes Time

As convention season nears there's much talk in the media of potential vice presidents. But take rumors on the Trump side with a pinch of salt, TIME's Zeke Miller writes. The campaign’s interest is about ginning up drama over facts

Attorney General Loretta Lynch pauses during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, May 9, 2016. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Lynch Won't Overrule FBI on Clinton Email Probe

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever recommendation the FBI and prosecutors make about charges in the inquiry over Hillary Clinton's email server, after a controversial meeting with Bill Clinton earlier this week

Tesla Motors Inc. Tests Self-Driving Technology

Tesla Driver Killed While Using Self-Drive System

A Tesla owner died in a car accident in Ohio after the self-driving system, Autopilot, failed to prevent the car from colliding with a tractor-trailer. The company said this was the first known death in over 130 million miles of Autopilot operation

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Zika Funding May ‘Already Be Too Late’

The stalemate in the Senate over Zika funding has public health experts and regional leaders worried that funding won't come before mosquito season has come and gone—and before Zika has spread locally in several parts of the continental U.S.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie's Last Stand

Even as his campaign has largely disbanded, Bernie Sanders and his allies have been negotiating with presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s supporters in an attempt to craft the Democratic Party’s platform as a liberal manifesto

Ash Carter

Transgender Troops Can Serve Openly

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the ban on open service of transgender troops will be lifted, five years after a similar ban on the open service of gay men and women was formally ended by President Obama

Alexander Van der Bellen (R) and Norbert Hofer react during a TV debate in Vienna, Austria, April 24, 2016.

Austria's Far-Right Gets Another Crack at Presidency

Austria's highest court has overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the right-wing Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer who narrowly lost the May 22 runoff

Convicted killer Adnan Syed, subject of âSerialâ podcast, makes case for new trial

Adnan Syed of Serial May Seek Bail, Lawyer Says

Justin Brown, Syed's lawyer, said that he should be allowed out on bail. The 36-year-old featured on the hit podcast has been granted a new trial after new evidence was presented during a February hearing

Turkey Airport Blasts

How the Russian ISIS Fighters Became a Threat in Turkey

Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union have contributed thousands of fighters to the terror group ISIS. Officials now worry that they may be striking back—first in Turkey, and eventually, their home countries

U.K. Justice Secretary Michael Gove As He Announces Conservative Party Leadership Bid

Michael Gove Formally Launches Tory Leadership Bid

The Justice Secretary formally announced his bid for Britain's Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as party bigwig and former Treasury minister Kenneth Clarke called on him to get out of the race altogether for the good of the country