Democracy Dies in Darkness
Republicans’ show of strength now could prompt a backlash if Democrats retake the White House and flip the Senate in November.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the front-runner to be nominated to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But some of President Trump’s allies continue to push Barbara Lagoa, a federal appeals judge.
Chris Duncan carries a photograph of his mother, Constance Duncan, while walking among flags near the Washington Monument. There were about 20,000 flags laid out to represent a portion of the more than 200,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The guidance is part of an effort to boost transparency and public trust as polls show many are skeptical a vaccine will be safe and effective.
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The Government Accountability Office recommended that the Treasury Department and the IRS do more to update estimates of eligible recipients who have yet to file for a payment.
The voluntary canine tests will deliver results within 10 seconds.
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The landscape surrounding the site of Pebble Partnership's proposed mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska. (Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa/AP)
Environmentalists posed as potential investors in a controversial Alaska gold mine and secretly recorded conversations with top executives who are trying to get federal approvals for the project. The recordings provide a rare glimpse at how the men behind Pebble Mine have wielded political influence, getting access to the White House and making donations to reward some lawmakers while punishing others.
The 359-57 vote sends the legislation to the Senate, which could take it up later this week. The deal was negotiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a chaotic series of events. 
City leaders are scrambling to prepare for unrest as they await a decision on criminal charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting.
The explosive allegations of forced sterilizations received significant attention last week. An attorney for Irwin County Hospital said the claims were “demonstrably false.”
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If the Supreme Court strikes it down in November, insurers could resume discriminating against Americans with preexisting medical conditions just as they did before the law was passed.
The Trump administration wants Russia to agree to a deal before Nov. 3, but the Kremlin has frustrated U.S. diplomats by sitting on a U.S. proposal.
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The Fix's Aaron Blake breaks down the candidates vying to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
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The electoral map is the largest in a long time, with once reliably blue states like Minnesota being contested by Republicans and once reliably red states like Georgia getting a hard look from Democrats.
The move queues up the first potential partisan election case for the court to consider since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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In this edition: The coming Catholic politics of a court fight, the latest ballot warfare, and the return of Iowa as a swing state.
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Why “naked ballots” could be a major X factor in the Trump-Biden race.
Lin Rongguan, a shopkeeper, was 21 when communist troops invaded the Taiwanese island of Kinmen. (Gerry Shih/The Post)
As worries grow about a possible Chinese attack on Taiwan, those who live closest to the mainland feel torn.
The 66-year-old populist is accusing his five immediate predecessors of corruption or unfair economic policies and asking Mexico’s Senate to back a national referendum on bringing them to justice.
Reports that the Trump appointee had hosted a private event for a rising right-wing political party and its donors at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague earlier this month drew rebuke from Dutch lawmakers.
The standoff at the disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region began in May and escalated in June to the deadliest violence between the two sides in decades.
Sunny-day coastal inundation is becoming routine during “flood season” in the Southeast.
The decision commences a new legal saga as American law enforcement prepares for one of the highest-profile terrorism prosecutions in recent years.
The FBI alleges that Pascale Ferrier of Quebec sent letters to President Trump and corrections officials in Texas signed “Free Rebel Spirit.”
The lawsuit cites emotional distress, negligence and invasion of privacy.
A Purple Line overpass sits unfinished in Riverdale Park, near the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue and Route 410, in June. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
The fact that Purple Line Transit Partners' construction contractor is packing up — a complex and massive process — signals that the chances of saving the project’s $5.6 billion, 36-year public-private partnership have grown increasingly bleak. 
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in July. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
The Wednesday meeting comes nearly four months after the president signed an executive order that opened the door for the federal government to oversee the way tech companies police political speech online.
The action underscored how online actors in China have taken an interest in election-year U.S. politics.
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Notre Dame and Wake Forest are discussing Oct. 3 as a possible date to play the game. Of the 18 postponements or cancellations, this became the first to involve a team considered a part of the College Football Playoff picture back before spring practice got wiped out.
Wyomia Tyus, third from right, crosses the finish line of the women's 100-meter final during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. (AFP/Getty Images)
The move is part of several measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and comes as league officials warn of financial difficulties.
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Rondo and Howard resuscitated their careers during this run in the NBA bubble.
President Trump speaks during a campaign event on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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The number of President Trump’s accusers has grown since 2016. The attention paid to them has waned.
In his T-shirted farewell, the newsman told colleagues to make peace with the "Faustian bargain" of TV news.
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A professional organizer shares suggestions.
“Water hammer” can be eliminated with arrestors that are easy to install.
He’s living off a small inheritance, and she wonders if he’s stay-at-home-dad material.
He was miffed that daughter-in-law wouldn’t let his wife drive the new SUV.
Friend asks if reader’s newly widowed mom plans to start dating.
“Longmont, Colorado” by Robert Adams. (Robert Adams/Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery)
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Even political cartoonists, so trained in drawing on deadline, can be caught cold by breaking news. Here’s a sampling of their work.
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The story, set in segregated St. Louis, follows a White thief and a Black teacher whose lives intersect.
DeGeneres returned for her show's Season 18 premiere after a summer of negative headlines and reports of a toxic workplace environment.
“Schitt’s Creek” became a sleeper hit after landing on Netflix, where fans found joy in binge-watching the show’s early seasons. By 2019, it was a bona fide smash.
A waiter carries food to outdoor diners in Alexandria, Va., in MAy. (Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS)
A waiter carries food to outdoor diners in Alexandria, Va., in May. (Reuters)
Servers are being taught how to keep calm — and how to de-escalate confrontations.
The owner of Bludso's in Los Angeles, and a judge on Netflix's "The American Barbecue Showdown" is working on what may be just the third barbecue cookbook by a Black pitmaster.
Depending on whom you ask, it's not as easy or as hard as people say.
Sure, you can make sauce on the stove while the pasta boils. But the Instant Pot frees you up to do other things while it cooks.
Have an safe Oktoberfest by cooking at home.