The Brief

President Donald Trump takes the oath of office alongside his wife, Melania, at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017.
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Trump Signaled Some Dramatic Changes for Criminal Justice

President Trump wasted little time making clear that his administration will take a drastically different approach to criminal justice than his predecessor. The new White House issued a pledge to end the "dangerous anti-police atmosphere"

Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

Senate Confirms James Mattis as Defense Secretary

The Republican-led Senate has voted to confirm James Mattis to be President Donald Trump's defense secretary. Mattis will replace Ash Carter, who has been former President Barack Obama's defense secretary since February 2015


Protesters to Trump: The Resistance Begins Now

On the morning of President Donald J. Trump's inauguration, protesters across Washington positioned themselves at police barricades and checkpoints in an attempt to block people from gaining access to the inaugural festivities


The Women's March Has United Progressives of All Stripes

The march is the first major effort by the progressive movement to rebound after having lost control of any branch of government. For many, the road to reclaiming Congress and the White House will be filled with demonstrations far beyond Inaugural weekend

Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, discusses the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to the US, during a news conference on January 20, 2017 in New York.

'El Chapo' Extradition Is Called a 'Milestone'

Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Expanding the Black Panther Universe

Black Panther’s world keeps getting bigger thanks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and poet Yona Harvey. The duo are adding the character to a revival of “The Crew,” Marvel's influential comic book series about an all black superhero squad

The snow inside the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola

8 Found Alive in Collapsed Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche

Rescuers said ten people were found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel Friday, two days after an avalanche tore through the ski resort. "We found five people alive. We're pulling them out. Send us a helicopter," a rescuer said over firefighters' radio


Obama’s Farewell Letter: ‘You Made Me a Better Man’

Outgoing President Barack Obama published a thank you letter to the American people on his last day in office, encouraging them to stay active in democracy and telling them that "You made me a better President, and you made me a better man"

A satellite picture shows the damage in the Tetrapylon and the Roman Amphitheater in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate

ISIS Destroys Roman Monument in Syria's Palmyra

ISIS militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said. Satellite images confirmed the destruction

Universal Cancels Premiere of A Dog's Purpose

Amid the controversy surrounding a troubling video revealed a stressed German Shepherd was forced to perform in artificial rapids on the set of the upcoming A Dog’s Purpose, Universal Pictures has cancelled the movie's premiere