The Brief

Passengers are reflected in glass as they line up to go through a security checkpoint under the atrium of the domestic passenger terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on March 10, 2016.
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Barack Obama gives flowers during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan on May 27, 2016.

Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

President Obama became the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, the first city in history to be targeted with a nuclear bomb. At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Obama said “Seventy-one years ago ... death fell from the sky and the world was changed"

US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson walks in Lafayette Park across from the White House during an interview with AFP in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2016.

Can Libertarian Gary Johnson Be a Factor in 2016?

Voters' historic distaste for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has sparked a debate about whether a third-party candidate like Libertarian Gary Johnson can play spoiler in November, or even pull off a colossal upset

Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un's Aunt Secretly Lives in the U.S.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's dictator, has an aunt that has secretly been living in the United States for almost 20 years. Ko Yong Suk said she and her husband have been incredibly lucky since they defected from North Korea in 1998

Gov. John Bel Edwards in Baton Rouge, La, on March 24, 2016.

Louisiana Gov. Signs 'Blue Lives Matter' Law

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill that would expand the state's definition of hate crime to include crime that target police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers. The bill was drafted after a sheriff's deputy was abused and killed

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Trump Slams Environment Rules

Donald Trump promised to scale back President Obama's environmental regulations and called for faster development of U.S. energy resources in his most sweeping remarks on energy policy since entering the presidential race

South Sudanese children play on March 20, 2016, in the containers on the church compound where, in October 2015, more than 50 men were locked inside a container and died. One 13-year-old boy survived.

Shipping Containers Used as Prisons in South Sudan

A new report from Amnesty International found that shipping containers are increasingly being used as ad-hoc prisons for government detainees, where the poorly ventilated containers can easily turn into ovens in the baking heat

EgyptAir crash: wreckage found north of Alexandria

Signal From EgyptAir Flight 804 Detected

Officials searching for Egypt Air Flight 804, which crashed en route from Paris to Cairo last week with 66 people on board, said that they had detected an emergency signal that could enable them to locate the wreckage

Coastal Erosion Of Beaches At Wauwinet Beach On Nantucket Island

Microsoft and Facebook to Build Undersea Cable

Microsoft and Facebook announced that they will lay a 4,000 mile undersea cable from Virginia to Spain. The cable will be called "Marea," which means "tide" in Spanish, and will be able to transmit 160 terabytes of data per second

Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sanders Says He's in Favor Of Debating Trump

Donald Trump told Jimmy Kimmel host that he would "love to" debate Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. A day later, Sanders himself confirmed to Kimmel that he too was enthusiastic about the idea

2016 SheBelieves Cup - United States v Germany

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Seeks Strike Over Pay

The world champion U.S. women's national soccer team asked a federal judge to clear the way for it to strike over alleged pay inequities just two months before the start of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Manchester United Unveil Jose Mourinho as Their New Manager

Manchester United Appoints José Mourinho as Manager

Manchester United has hired Jose Mourinho as its new manager, entrusting one of soccer's most successful coaches to restore the fortunes of England's most prestigious club. United announced the appointment on a three-year contract Friday