The Brief

President Trump Participates In Roundtable With Women Small Business Owners
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Jared Kushner Will Testify on Russia Ties

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December

Traders are reflected in signage while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Stock Market Claws Back After Early Losses

Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed

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North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Costs $3.76 Billion

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an AP analysis

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Researchers Turn Spinach Leaf into Beating Heart Tissue

The researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts knew it was difficult to reproduce veins, so they decided to use the system already in place on a spinach leaf by replacing spinach cells with human heart cells

Anniversary of assassination of Boris Nemtsov

Russian Protest Leader Gets 15-Day Jail Term

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days by a Moscow court for resisting police orders

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attends a joint press conference with the German Chancellor on Feb. 17, 2017 in Berlin.

Canada Will Legalize Weed Next Year

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next year

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Oklahoma Police Officer Died After Traffic-Stop Shootout

A 22-year-old police officer died after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said. Officer Justin Terney died Monday morning after undergoing surgery overnight. The suspect was also shot and is still in intensive care