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Joe Biden runs strong in the Philadelphia suburbs and is competitive in western Pennsylvania. President Trump has big margins in central and northeastern parts of the state.
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Trump is the heavyweight champion of falsehoods. Biden is no slouch, but more in the middleweight or welterweight class.
Workers complete preparations for Tuesday night’s first presidentail debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. (Melina Mara/The Post)
With Trump’s campaign hoping the first meeting between the two candidates would help him overcome his deficit in both national and key state polls, leaked tax documents have become the latest impediment to the president’s ongoing effort to revive his flagging reelection bid.
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The former U.S. national security adviser discusses his latest book, the effects of the pandemic on foreign policy challenges and America’s standing in the world.
Tax law experts say Trump’s company ventured into complex legal territory — areas in which other firms have faced penalties for stretching the rules too far.
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The attorney general’s announcement came hours after a member of the grand jury asked a court to release details on the proceedings.
Many USPS employees workers see recent cost-cutting changes that have slowed mail delivery as violating the spirit, if not the letter, of that law.
His wife told police that Brad Parscale had physically abused her, and officials say she had bruises and scratches.
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Jimmy Carter voluntarily paid $6,000 in 1976 despite a zero tax bill, while other recent predecessors typically paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A voter prepares to cast her mail-in ballot at a library in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 16. (Reuters)
A review by The Washington Post of nearly 90 lawsuits found that judges have been dubious of Republican arguments about the risk of widespread fraud.
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Pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters damage property inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad in December 2019. (AP)
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More than 100 people from around the world have also raised their hands to do time.
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Across the country, people are afraid — and those who speak out face severe consequences.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn speaks at the White House in 2017. (Reuters)
The Atlantic has been forced to dip into the Greek alphabet after exhausting its list of conventional storm names for only the second time on record. 
In early September, Andrew Beattie's family was discussing the holiday and they came up with an idea. 
The demand for child care is growing but is inconsistent and unpredictable, owners say.
The settlement in the fatal shooting of William Green is one of the nation’s largest involving a death at the hands of an on-duty officer, the family’s lawyers say.
Video appears to show the handcuffed man spit on the firefighter, who appears to respond by striking him.
Alicia Raburn with first graders at Greensboro Elementary School in Greensboro, Md. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
On the Eastern Shore, students in special education and English learners are among the first to return to schools.
The Trump administration is trying to prohibit personal communications in the TikTok case, a judge said, which is not allowed under the act the president used.
A few customers brave rainy-day weather to dine at Kachka in Portland, Ore. (Leah Nash for The Post)
Restaurants are scrambling for solutions — yet again — before they face what one chef called an “extinction event.”
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Wage gains for those at the bottom failed to dent persistent economic inequality.
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Recent research suggests that people with “Dark Triad” or antisocial personality traits appear less willing to comply with public health guidelines.
The 94-year-old naturalist said the achievement has given him “important hope” for the future amid growing concerns over “the destruction of nature.”
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Our favorite tofu dishes include Maangchi’s crunchy tofu bites, okonomiyaki with smoked tofu and sheet pan tofu with peanut sauce.
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West Coast winemakers have yet another hurdle to overcome this year.
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