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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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TIME The Brief

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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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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UCSB Mourns Slain Students

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, May 27:

  • The University of California, Santa Barbara will hold a memorial for those killed in a rampage near campus last week.
  • Violence erupted in Ukraine just days after elections ended with Petro Poroshenko picked as president.
  • New data released by the British Satellite Company Immarsat suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ran out of fuel in the remote Southern Indian Ocean.
  • Don’t hold your breath! A 22-year-old caused a car crash while playing the classic breath- holding game in a tunnel.

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Shocking: Tennessee Resurrecting the Electric Chair

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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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BEES! 20 Million Bees Swarm Highway

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Here are the stories TIME is watching this Thursday, May 22:

  • Thailand’s military seizes control of the government, announcing a coup they had previously been denying.
  • A California woman captive for 10 years is free after she used Facebook to contact her sister.
  • Facebook will soon know what you watch on TV. A new optional feature uses mobile device microphones to tag the shows you watch and the songs you listen to.
  • Bees! A truck carrying 20 million bees overturns in Delaware, creating a huge highway swarm.

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GOP Rolls Tea Party in Primaries

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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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