The Brief

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California
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ObamaCare in Court Again

Supreme Court justices will hear arguments Wednesday in the case of King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to President Obama’s signature health care law and one that could potentially leave it gutted from an unexpected direction


The Weird Benefit of Salty Diets

The latest research, which the scientists stress is still in its early stages, hints that there may be some benefits to salt that have gone unnoticed

Israeli PM Netanyahu Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

Netanyahu Splits Congress

Many of the Israeli Prime Minister's points brought Democrats and Republicans to their feet, but Democrats stayed seated at a key moment


New Hormone Discovered That Curbs Weight Gain, Diabetes

Scientists have discovered a new hormone that normalizes the metabolism and slows weight gain caused by high-fat diets — mimicking the health benefits of exercise. MOTS-c increases insulin sensitivity, allowing the body to more effectively process glucose

Iraqi Army prepares for operation

Concern Over Iran’s Nukes Drowns Out Its Growing Role

Consternation over Iran boiled on Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared its nuclear ambitions a threat to Israel. But at the Pentagon, the focus was on Tehran's growing role in Iraq's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria

Woman writing mathematical equations on whiteboard, close-up

Teach for America Passes a Big Test

New teachers who sign up with Teach for America for two-year classroom stints in some of the nation's highest-poverty schools are just as effective as other teachers in those same schools, and sometimes more so, a new study finds

A photo of El Dorado High School teacher Jillian Jacobson is displayed near a gate, March 3, 2015, at the school in Fullerton, Calif.

Calif. Teacher Found Hanging Knew Suicide's Devastation

The California teacher whose students found her hanging in her classroom knew the devastating effects of suicide: Her own father went missing and was found dead with a bullet wound to his head after committing suicide nearly four years earlier

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants

Eagles to Trade LeSean McCoy to Bills for Kiko Alonso

The Philadelphia Eagles will trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. The trade is expected to be made official next week, once the new league year begins on March 10

Most Expensive CIties to Stay In

The Most Expensive Places to Book a Hotel in the U.S.

Planning a spring trip within the U.S.? You might want to budget a bit more money for a hotel. The 20 most expensive American cities to stay in are surprisingly scattered across the nation, from Butte, Mont., to Panama City, Fla.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill

Top General Says Washington Should Consider Arming Ukraine

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey argued during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the allegedly Russian-backed rebellion in Ukraine threatens to undo more than six decades of peace in Europe and could potentially splinter NATO

Sweet Briar College on Oct. 25, 2006 in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Virginia Women's College to Close Due to Finances

Sweet Briar College, a private women's college in rural Virginia, announced on Tuesday it will close in August due to "insurmountable financial challenges." Sweet Briar will provide an on-campus college fair to help students in the transfer process

Steve Weatherford And Sidney Rice Make A Donation In Honor Of Brain Injury Awareness Month

NFL Duo to Donate Brains to Trauma Research

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL receiver Sidney Rice both announced that they will donate their brain to science research after their death. Weatherford said he's doing it "more to help generations after us"