Just Mercy is a powerful argument against the death penalty

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy. | Warner Bros. The film — based on Bryan Stevenson’s book and starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx — is flawed but vital. The American practice of capital punishment is inextricably linked to much of what’s wrong with our justice system — its focus on punitive rather than restorative measures; its indisputable bias against the poor, mentally ill, and marginalized; its captivity to racial bias….

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Dorian leaves thousands without power in Canada as it finally heads to open water

Volunteers bring food and supplies to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Hurricane Dorian has left at least 44 dead in the Bahamas, at least two people dead in the US, and more than 70,000 people homeless. Hundreds of thousands of people in Canada lost power as post-tropical storm Dorian — now downgraded from a hurricane but still sustaining hurricane-force winds around 75 mph — toppled trees, fences, power lines, and a…

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Boris Johnson refuses to ask the EU for a Brexit extension. Some experts say he may go to jail for it.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a farmer and Britain’s Scotland secretary during a visit to Scotland. | Andrew Milligan/AFP/Getty Images Johnson has faced a number of setbacks in Parliament recently, but has said the UK will still leave the EU on October 31. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to stick to his refusal to ask the EU for a Brexit extension despite the resignation of one of his ministers and Parliament passing a bill…

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Football is perfectly calibrated to TV. So what happens now that live TV is fading?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers makes a pass against the Chicago Bears. | Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The NFL begins its 100th season on a bit of a bummer note. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for September 1 through 7 is the 100th season opener…

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