What to expect in Monday’s debate, how to fix a failing school, and more.
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What O. J. Simpson Means to Me

His great accomplishment was to be indicted for a crime and then receive the kind of treatment typically reserved for rich white guys.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Trump vs. Clinton: When Polar Opposites Debate

The Republican candidate's strategy is domination and humiliation. How will Hillary respond?

Daniel Lombroso and James Fallows

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Shattering Charlotte's Myth of Racial Harmony

The Queen City has tended to see itself as a beacon of New South moderation, but from slavery to segregation to police violence, it faces the same pressures as many other metropolises.

David A. Graham

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How Mexico Saves Its Citizens From U.S. Executions

The Mexican government runs a fund to train poorly resourced American defense lawyers.

Maurice Chammah

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Finance Is Ruining America

In Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan, Connecticut, bankers are earning astonishing amounts. Does that have anything to do with the poverty in Bridgeport, just a few exits away?

Alana Semuels

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The Key Ingredient to Fixing a Failing School

How one leader took an all-girls charter from dismal to desirable

Emily DeRuy

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How a Museum Reckons With Black Pain

The Smithsonian’s new memorial of African American history and culture is at once triumphant and crushing.

Vann R. Newkirk II

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The Last Great Arctic Shipwreck

What we can learn from the ruins of the HMS Terror

Peter Brannen

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Donald Trump is surrounded by reporters holding cameras and microphones as he addresses the media during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, in Nashville, in 2015.

Donald Trump Is a 1960s Technology Critic’s Worst Nightmare

Half a century ago, media thinkers warned that the television revolution could create a candidate like the Republican nominee. They were right.

Adrienne LaFrance

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How a Garbage Fire Could Lead to New Antibiotics

An enormous blaze underneath a small town in Pennsylvania has been burning for more than 50 years. It may have an unexpected upside.

Sarah Zhang

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Before Beijing: A Rare View of China's Last Dynasty

Early photographs of the architecture and culture of Peking in the 1870s

Emily Anne Epstein

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The Ethics of Watching Football

Matt Vasilogambros leads a debate with readers on why they’ve stopped watching the NFL or decided to stick with the league despite its brain-injury controversy, among others.

Matt Vasilogambros

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How ‘Brangelina’ Gave a Couple Its Mystique

Not all celebrity duos get a shared nickname—especially a nickname as powerful as this one.

Spencer Kornhaber

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