A.M. Links: Tea Party Candidates Tank in Primaries, Supreme Court Stays Inmate's Execution, Iranians Arrested for 'Happy' Video


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    Super Tuesday 2014 has come to a close, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) scoring an expected win over Tea Party darling Matt Bevin in the Bluegrass state. Establishment Republicans also saw victories over Tea Party-backed candidates in Idaho and Pennsylvania. 

  • Hard up for hackers who don't smoke pot, the FBI is considering letting cannabis users into its cybercrime fighting ranks. 
  • Six young Iranians were arrested for recording a video of themselves dancing to the Pharrell Williams's song "Happy." Tehran's police chief called the video "a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity." 
  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito suspended the execution of Russell Bucklew Tuesday night, an hour before the Missouri death row inmate was scheduled for lethal injection. 
  • An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison for embezzling public funds. 
  • Smokers who use electronic cigarettes to help them quit have 60 percent higher success rates than those relying on nicotine gum, nicotine patches, or pure willpower. 

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