TIME The Brief

CDC’s New Anti-Smoking Ads Aim to Shock

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

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, June 24.

New ads from the Center of Disease Control look to scare smokers straight with “Tips From Former Smokers” that showcase terrible side effects.

More primaries in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah, including a tense runoff in Mississippi between Senate stalwart Thad Cochran and Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights have started a social media campaign using the tag #BornPerfect to fight against gay conversion therapy.

And finally, selfies in spaaaaaaaace. Mars rover Curiosity takes a quick pic to celebrate its Martian 1 year anniversary (that’s 687 days to you and me)

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

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