TIME The Brief

Shocking: Tennessee Resurrecting the Electric Chair

Welcome to #theBrief, the four stories to know about right now—from the editors of TIME

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Friday, May 23:

  • Tennessee could bring back the electric chair to perform the death penalty if drugs cannot be obtained.
  • Thailand’s military tightens its grip after a coup by applying nationwide curfews and censoring the media.
  • NOAA says to look forward to blue skies this summer in a report that predicts a slow hurricane season.
  • Cops across the nation get their ticket books ready for the mad traffic of Memorial Day weekend.

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