8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Aug 27 2015

Photographed by: Jihan Hafiz.
SHUT DOWN: A federal judge has put a ban on heart-stopping execution drugs in Mississippi, where wrongly convicted people like Michelle Byrom have spent years on death row. (The New York Times)
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The man who murdered 12 at a Colorado movie theater in the summer of 2012 is going to spend the rest of his life — plus 3,318 years — in prison. (USA Today)
On average, police in Brazil kill six people per day. On Monday, people in the country's third-largest city rose up for change. They named their movement "React or Die." (Refinery29)
Sexual assault is a widespread problem at clubs in Australia. The government set up a task force to help put an end to this horrifying trend. (Broadly)
Data shows that poorer families spend more — we're talking $500 — on prom than families with household incomes of $50,000 or higher. Get the inside look at the industry designed to get high schoolers to dole out for the dress. (Racked)
Wednesday was not a happy day for employees at Angry Birds. The company that owns the game fired 35% of its workforce as part of an effort to spread its wings into newer territories. (Business Insider)
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Rush hour is getting more painful; it's not just your imagination. As more jobs return to the American economy, your bumper-to-bumper boredom is likely to increase. (The Atlantic)
The proposed Burger King x McDonalds collaboration was a major fail. Turns out, Ronald has no interest the McWhopper or in befriending the enemy. (CNN)
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