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Prime Minister Theresa May asked the EU for a short Brexit extension — and is looking for a third vote on her Brexit deal.

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Tried six times for the same crime

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime: a quadruple homicide at a furniture store in Mississippi. Madeleine Baran, host of the “In the Dark” podcast, explains how this case represents a fundamental problem with jury selection in the United States.

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