TIME The Brief

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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TIME The Brief

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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TIME The Brief

AT&T Dials Up DirecTv

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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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TIME The Brief

More Than a Game: Brazil Riots in World Cup Protests

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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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TIME The Brief

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

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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.

TIME The Brief

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.

TIME The Brief

Boko Haram Proposes Schoolgirls-for-Prisoners Trade in Nigeria

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 12:

  • Boko Haram released a video depicting what appears to be the kidnapped girls. Leader Abubakar Shekau demanded the release of Boko Haram prisoners in exchange for the girls.
  • Donald Sterling apologized for the racist comments that got him banned from the NBA, calling them a “terrible mistake.”
  • Vladimir Putin dominated an exhibition hockey game on the eve of eastern Ukraine’s referendum for succession from the Kiev government.
  • Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

The Brief is published daily on weekdays.

TIME The Brief

Johnny Humble: Manziel Falls in Draft

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 8:

  • Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel waited until the 22nd pick to hear the Cleveland Browns call his name at the 2014 NFL draft.
  • Fierce storms battered the Midwest with heavy winds, rain and hail as tornadoes touched down in Colorado and Minnesota.
  • Apple is reportedly close to a $3.2 billion acquisition deal with Beats Electronics, maker of famous Beats By Dre headphones.
  • Hello my baby, hello my honey. Scientists find 14 species of dancing frogs in India.

The Brief is published daily.

TIME The Brief

High Interest in Colorado: State Approves Banking for Pot Dispensaries

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 8:

  • Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are going ahead with an autonomy vote despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calls to postpone it.
  • Colorado’s legislature passed a bill that would give legal marijuana sellers expanded access to banking services.
  • American fast food workers plan massive strikes next week, calling for a pay raise to $15 an hour.
  • Nintendo says it does not plan to add same-sex relationships in its simulator game “Tomodachi Life.”

The Brief is published daily.

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