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

57th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Opening Ceremony

John McCain Will Return to the Senate on Tuesday

Sen. John McCain will return to work in Washington, a week after he was diagnosed with brain cancer following a surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. Doctors had discovered a brain tumor known as glioblastoma


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.

2017 Bastille Day Military Ceremony On The Champs Elysees In Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron's Popularity Plummets

French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating fell 10% in July, just three months after he swept into power on a tide of antipathy towards mainstream parties. An IFOP poll found 54% of people in France were satisfied with Macron in July, compared to 64% in June


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

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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