TIME The Brief

Hillary Opens Up About Book, Not 2016

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, June 10.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened up about her book to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, but remained mum on a possible 2016 presidential campaign.

In his first interview as President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko told TIME’s Simon Shuster that he must seek “an understanding” with Russia because no other country can guarantee Ukraine’s safety.

Donald Sterling decided to stop the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers after he learned that the NBA would not lift his lifetime ban.

And finally, Thailand’s Military Junta wants you to forget about the coup and be happy. The military government’s “happiness” music video went viral on YouTube.

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TIME The Brief

Karachi Airport Attack Shows Reach of Pakistani Taliban

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Monday, June 9.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Pakistan’s Karachi International Airport that left 29 dead, making a grave statement about their formidable terror capabilities.

2 police officers and 1 civilian are dead after a couple opened fire at a Walmart in Las Vegas, before apparently killing themselves. Witnesses heard them shouting “This is the start of a Revolution.”

Comedian Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition after a Walmart truck hit Morgan’s vehicle from behind early Saturday morning.

And finally, the Seattle Symphony likes big butts and it cannot lie. The classical music ensemble paired up with Sir-Mix-A-Lot to deliver a symphonic version of his racy 1992 hit “Baby Got Back.”

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How Governments Know Who You’re Texting

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Friday, June 6.

One day after the one year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance leaks, Vodafone announced that numerous government agencies have access to their customers’ data.

North Korea has detained American Jeffrey Edward Fowle for violating laws it says did not fit his stated purpose of being a tourist. Fowle is the third American currently being held by North Korea.

The heat was turned up in the NBA finals when the AT&T Center’s air conditioning broke during the game. The Spurs beat the Heat figuratively and literally, taking the game 110-95.

And finally, who needs sunshine? TV this weekend is great! Netflix debuts a new season of Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards will hold open auditions, and Game of Thrones became HBO’s most popular show.

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Canadian Gunman Still on the Loose

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Thursday, June 5.

The White House’s classified briefing attempting to illustrate to senators that Bowe Bergdahl’s life was in jeopardy convinces few.

In Canada, Justin Bourque remains at large after allegedly gunning down 3 Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Donald Sterling’s battle with the NBA over his racist remarks ends with a whimper as he backs down from a lawsuit against the league and sells the Clippers.

And finally, what might be the best senior prank ever. California high school students paid a mariachi band to follow their principal around all day.

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Mississippi Mayhem and Bergdahl Backlash

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, June 4.

The Taliban released footage from the transfer of Bowe Bergdahl over to the Americans as backlash against the move follows Obama to Europe.

The Mississippi Republican Primary will likely continue with a runoff between GOP incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel.

Twenty-five years after violently suppressed student protests rocked Tiananmen Square, China is beefing up security in Beijing for the anniversary.

And finally, cannabis coffee promises to give Washington state early risers a high with their caffeine buzz.

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Obama Kicks Off European Trip

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, June 3.

President Obama heads to Europe 70 years after D-Day to confront a continent once again divided by fighting.

An American hero or a deserter whose actions left six rescuers dead and five terrorists free? Bowe Bergdahl is free from the Taliban, but not from accusation.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference didn’t reveal any groundbreaking products, but did show Apple’s new relaxed demeanor.

And finally, marijuana doesn’t just keep you high, it keeps you up. A study shows that pot smoking can cause sleepless nights and unwanted drowsiness.

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WATCH: Disaster on Mount Rainier

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Monday, June 2.

On Capitol Hill, the debate over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is heating up, with some Republicans saying it was wrong to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for the U.S. soldier’s freedom.

On the other side of the country, in Washington State, park officials have said that it’s too dangerous to search for the bodies of six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths on Mount Rainier. This would be among the worst alpine accidents ever on the iconic Washington state mountain.

In Texas, Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country’s favorite housekeeper as Alice Nelson of The Brady Bunch, died. She was 88.

And finally, Miley Cyrus was robbed – again. Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into singer’s San Fernando Valley home and got away with a 2014 Maserati luxury sedan and an unspecified amount of jewelry. This is the second time in eight months that Cyrus’ home has been targeted by burglars.

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Former Microsoft Chief to Buy Clippers for $2 Billion

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Friday, May 30:

  • Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, which would make the Clippers the most expensive NBA team ever sold.
  • As the NSA fired back, Edward Snowden claimed he wrote more emails than what officials have revealed and said the NSA “feels it has something to hide.”
  • For the first time in history, the National Spelling Bee saw co-champions crowned.
  • SpaceX unveiled a new state-of-the-art spacecraft that will carry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space System.

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TIME The Brief

Reading Rainbow Kickstarts a Pot of Gold

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Thursday, May 29:

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Suicide by Cop: Veteran Killed by Police After Being Turned Away From VA

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, May 28:

  • Poet, writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angleou died in her home at the age of 86.
  • Iraq War veteran Isaac Sims was killed in a shootout by police after being turned away from a VA hospital in Kansas City.
  • Google unveiled a driverless car which has no steering wheel, no gas pedal and no breaks.
  • Get ready to hit “Like.” Bored teens in Quebec help find a kidnapped baby using Facebook.

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