About 50 million people across the country felt the 8.2-magnitude earthquake, including residents of the capital, Mexico City. People there fled into the streets at midnight, shaken by alarms blaring over loudspeakers and a full minute of tremors.

The effects were also felt in Guatemala, where at least one person died. Above, the town of Matías Romero in Oaxaca.

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3. President Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans’ “death wish,” while the House passed a deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund hurricane relief. Mr. Trump signed the bill into law later Friday.

We compiled the best writing from the right and left on Mr. Trump’s split with the Republican leadership.

Today on our podcast “The Daily,” Senator Chuck Schumer offers his take on this week’s most unexpected alliance, which is also pictured above.

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4. Janet Napolitano created DACA when she was Homeland Security secretary. Now, as president of the University of California system, she is suing President Trump to save it.

Lawyers for the school system filed a lawsuit accusing the White House of violating administrative procedures and constitutional due process by abruptly ending the program. They say the move harms the students and the university.

“I’m really outraged on behalf of our students, who have done everything that has been asked of them,” Ms. Napolitano said in an interview.

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5. New York’s attorney general opened an investigation into the data breach disclosed yesterday by the consumer-credit reporting agency Equifax.

The intrusion may have compromised the Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and other personal information of 143 million Americans.

Our tech columnist had a question for the company: “Now that you’ve failed at your one job, why should you be allowed to keep doing it?”

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6. Our reporter traveled to the capital of the Islamic State to witness its last days. American military forces and their allies are closing in on Raqqa, Syria.

Fewer than 25,000 civilians remain in what had been a city of 300,000. They face a gauntlet of U.S. airstrikes, Islamic State land mines and artillery fire from the fighting.

In the cities and towns to the north, the displaced arrive in desperate need of medical treatment. A doctor treating them recalled the terror of life under Islamic State rule: “Anytime you could be beheaded.”

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7. This week’s Times Magazine is the education issue. The cover story, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, looks at the resegregation occurring in schools across the country.

She zeros in on an Alabama town that tried to secede from its school district, and what the ensuing court battle tells us about the fragile process of racial integration in America. Above, the high school in Gardendale, Ala.

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8. We’re gearing up for the Grand Slam women’s singles final on Saturday night between Sloane Stephens, above, and Madison Keys at the U.S. Open.

It’s no surprise to anyone who has followed their careers that they made it. The shocker is the timing: Both Stephens and Keys, good friends and now high-profile rivals, have managed to reach the final after coming back from injuries.

In other sports news, with the N.F.L. season beginning in earnest this weekend, Colin Kaepernick finds himself out of the league. Our sportswriter explores how he became the most polarizing figure in American sports.

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9. Hollywood had a horrible summer, and it’s blaming the review site Rotten Tomatoes for skewering its recent offerings. The company defended its process as fair.

Maybe the studios will do better come sweater weather. Here’s our comprehensive list, with synopses, of the new movies coming out this fall, including “Mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence, above.

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10. Finally, Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” has been a favorite topic of the late-night hosts this week. In it, she addresses the second presidential debate, above.

Stephen Colbert had Bernie Sanders on last night, and asked him about Mrs. Clinton’s accusation that he offered voters “a free pony” during the primary campaign. (His response: “Let’s not keep arguing about 2016.”) She’ll be on “The Late Show” herself on Sept. 19.

And check out this new feature from our Arts desk: It’s something like a visual playlist, with snippets of songs, photos and video interviews, with the women making the best rock music today.

Have a great weekend.

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