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GOP Rolls Tea Party in Primaries

May 21, 2014

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, May 21:

  • Establishment Republicans came out on top of GOP primaries after three of five states pass over Tea Party candidates to re-elect incumbents.
  • The Supreme Court stayed what would have been the nation's first lethal injection after Oklahoma's botched execution in late April.
  • Iranian officials arrest 6 young people for posting a dancing tribute video of Pharrell's song "Happy" to YouTube called "Happy in Tehran."
  • Thanks to late storms and lingering cold, Aspen opens its ski slopes for Memorial Day weekend.

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