TIME The Brief

‘A Punch in the Gut': Baby ‘Cured’ of HIV Relapses

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Friday, July 11.

Doctors found that a Mississippi baby who was thought to be cured of HIV through early medication still has traces of the virus in her blood.

Amazon formally asked for an exemption from the FAA in order to fly drones that would deliver packages in 30 minutes or less.

A flaming ball of space junk the size of a truck lit up the Australian sky.

And finally, no need for “The Decision 2.0,” as this owl predicts which team NBA megastar LeBron James will pick.

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Israel: Hamas Is Using Palestinians As ‘Human Shields’

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Thursday, July 10.

Israel ramps up airstrikes on Gaza. Palestinian authorities call the high civilian death count “state terrorism,” while Israel blames the casualties on Hamas for using hospitals and homes as military bases.

The polarizing Indonesian presidential election continues as both candidates claim victory with the results remaining unknown until July 22.

A study of Colorado’s legal marijuana market predicts the state will sell more than 130 tons of pot this year.

And finally, the world’s tallest water slide is crazy! Named “Verruckt” after the German word for “insane,” the 168-foot tall slide is taller than Niagara Falls.

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TIME The Brief

Border Dispute: Obama Heads to Texas

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, July 9.

President Barack Obama travels to Texas after asking Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration reform, but Governor Rick Perry won’t be there to greet the POTUS on the tarmac.

A new report shows the NSA spied on prominent Muslim-Americans, just as Edward Snowden asks Russia to extend his Asylum.

The Red Cross has begun its first relief airdrops in decades, offering aid in South Sudan as the still-new country marks its third independence day.

And finally, the beautiful game got ugly for Brazil. Watch the faces of pure heartbreak as soccer super-fans come to grips with their team’s historic defeat.

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The Force of a Great Typhoon

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, July 8.

Israel ramps up airstrikes on Hamas in hopes of ending the rocket fire spurred by the killing of Palestinian and Israeli teenagers.

Washington begins selling recreational marijuana as New York clears medical cannabis with heavy restrictions.

Typhoon Neoguri batters Japan with 120 mile per hour winds, driving rain and 14-foot waves.

And finally, stay off the streets of Pamplona. The annual Running of the Bull has flooded the roads with tourists, runners and dangerous bulls.

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The Great Pot Shortage

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

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Monday, July 7.

Tensions rise in the West Bank after six Israelis were arrested in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager.

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women escaped the clutches of Boko Haram while militants were out conducting a raid.

Washington gets set to open recreational marijuana dispensaries but strict state regulations on licenses mean some pot shops may not have the supply to meet the demand.

And finally, duck! An F-16 at an English air show almost lands on top of spectators.

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Hurricane Arthur Threatens Fourth of July

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, July 2.

Meteorologists expect Tropical Storm Arthur to become the first hurricane of the season. Right in time to ruin the Fourth of July.

Federal investigators found that T-Mobile has been illegally billing customers for bogus texting service charges.

The USA lost to Belgium in the World Cup, but American Goal Keeper Tim Howard won big on social media after saving a record 16 shots.

And finally, which President would you like to share a hot dog with? A new survey says most Americans want to invite Bill Clinton to their July 4 BBQ.

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TIME The Brief

Showtime Over as NYPD Cracks Down on Subway Acrobats

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, July 1.

After blaming the death of three missing teens on Hamas, Israel launches a series of airstrikes over the Gaza Strip.

Iraq’s newly formed parliament fails to appoint a new Prime Minister before a July 1 deadline passed, after Kurdish and Sunni lawmakers walked out.

The NYPD is cracking down on subway acrobats. Train car performer arrests are up 600% from this time last year.

And finally, one old wrinkly white guy rips some other old wrinkly white guys. In promotion of Monty Python’s new shows, Mick Jagger wonders why anyone would care about elderly entertainers.

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TIME The Brief

Facebook Study Author Sorry for Toying with Users’ Emotions

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

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Monday, June 30.

SCOTUS rules in a 5-4 decision that “closely held” companies don’t have to cover contraception in employee healthcare plans mandated by Obamacare, if they have religious objections.

ISIS declares a new Caliphate, or Islamic state, naming the group’s shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Caliph. The move gives Jihadists worldwide a rallying point in the Middle East.

General Motors announces that there will be no cap on its compensation to the families of those whose deaths are linked to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles.

And finally, a Facebook data scientist apologizes for making people sad on the social networking company. Adam Kramer used the social networking site as a laboratory to test the effects of positive and negative Facebook statuses had on others.

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Survive and Advance: World Cup Round of 16

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, June 27.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a historic economic and trade agreement with the European Uunion, siding with the West and distancing his country from Russia.

Group play wrapped up in the World Cup with the U.S. advancing despite a loss to Germany. Team USA plays Belgium in the knockout round of 16.

Andrew Wiggins went No. 1 to the Cavaliers in the NBA draft, but it was a pick by the NBA that made headlines. The league symbolically “picked” Isaiah Austin, a promising prospect whose career was cut short last week by a Marfan Syndrome diagnosis.

And finally, Shia LaBeouf insists he’s not famous anymore, but keeps popping up in the news. The troubled actor was arrested at a performance of Cabaret last night.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

TIME The Brief

North Korea Blasts Rogen Film as ‘Act of War,’ Fires Projectiles

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

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Thursday, June 26.

As Iran and Syria get into the Iraq fight, the Iraqi parliament gets ready to meet next week to form a new government.

North Korea called Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film about assassinating Kim Jong Un an “act of war” before launching three projectiles into the waters off its east coast.

Google proved they want to own every aspect of your life at their developer conference, unveiling gadgets for your TV, car, and even wearable tech for your body.

And finally, watch Nancy Grace tell this flabbergasted father they found his missing 12-year-old son alive—and in his own basement.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

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