TIME The Brief

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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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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BEES! 20 Million Bees Swarm Highway

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, 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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Thailand Denies Military Coup

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, May 20:

  • Big money fuels a mini Super Tuesday for Republicans with primary elections in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
  • Thailand institutes martial law, but insists there has been no military coup.
  • Fans clamor for Jay-Z and Beyonce to really make a film for their tour’s faux movie teaser ‘Run.’
  • Led Zeppelin gets sued for possibly plagiarizing the opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” from the Spirit song “Taurus.”

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AT&T Dials Up DirecTv

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, May 19:

  • AT&T will buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in an attempt to keep up with Comcast.
  • The United States formally charged Chinese military officials of economic espionage. This marks the first time the U.S. has charged state actors for explicitly acting at the behest of a foreign government in cyber crimes.
  • Flooding in the Balkans continues with heavy rains threatening to unearth buried land mines.
  • A holographic Michael Jackson came back from beyond the grave to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.

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More Than a Game: Brazil Riots in World Cup Protests

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 16:

  • Riots rock Brazil just weeks before the World Cup. The government is spending billions of dollars on the tournament, leaving protestors furious.
  • The FCC advanced new Internet rules that could allow content companies to buy a “fast lane” for their content.
  • Arkansas issues same-sex marriage licenses while Idaho puts them on hold.
  • Being pretty helps you get elected. A new study shows that participants could predict whether a female candidate would win or lose an election within a fraction of a second after seeing the candidate’s face.

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Thousands Evacuated as Calif. Wildfires Rage

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, May 15:

  • Wildfires are burning in Southern California, destroying 30 homes and forcing thousands to evacuate.
  • The Daily Mail released audio of Sterling criticizing Barack Obama and threatening to go to the Supreme Court in order to keep the Clippers.
  • Fast food workers across the world are striking for higher wages.
  • A cat saves the day, fighting off a viscous dog that was attacking a four-year-old boy.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

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Hundreds of Turkish Miners Trapped Underground

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

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, May 14:

  • 238 Turkish miners are dead and hundreds are still missing after an explosion at a power distribution unit.
  • Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling’s remarks, saying Sterling is “living in the Stone Age.”
  • John Conyers, the second longest-serving lawmaker in Congress, doesn’t make a primary ballot after failing to collect enough signatures.
  • Shoppers who footed the bill for Vibram’s toe-shoes could get up to $90 back after a lawsuit alleged the shoes didn’t provide health benefits as the company advertised.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

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Big Bad ‘Wolves’ of Russia Look to ‘Conquer Ukraine or Die Trying’

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, May 13:

  • Russian paramilitary group “The Wolves’ Hundred” is vowing to “conquer Ukraine or die trying.”
  • Donald Sterling ripped Magic Johnson for his HIV and made more racist comments in what was supposed to be an apology interview on CNN.
  • The second MERS case in the U.S. has been confirmed in Orlando, while officials examine up to 500 people with whom the patient came into contact.
  • Clay Aiken’s North Carolina congressional opponent, Kieth Crisco, died after falling in his home.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

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