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The Senate majority leader’s remarks show the raw political calculations both parties are making two weeks before the election.
Battlegrounds that may decide the presidential race have some of the nation’s most erratic mail service, which has particular implications for states with firm ballot deadlines.
It looks like a record number of ballots will be cast ahead of Election Day, with voters taking advantage of early voting and expanded absentee options. The number of ballots already cast is a sign of highly enthusiastic voters adapting to an election taking place amid a pandemic.
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The lawsuit kicks off a legal fight between Washington and Silicon Valley, one that could have vast implications not only for Google but the entire tech industry.
David and Jessica Figari with daughter Liliana at their home outside of Tampa. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
David and Jessica Figari are navigating racial and political divides in their country — and in their family — that they never anticipated when they fell in love.
The women’s faces remain clearly visible, and no labels are appended to mark the images as fake — triggering fears they could be used for harassment or blackmail. Some of the original images show girls younger than 18.
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The Senate seats in danger of flipping parties this election. Facebook and Twitter struggle to tackle disinformation ahead of the election. And a Black man speaks out after his image was used for fake pro-Trump Twitter accounts.
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Rep. Hoyer on the likelihood of a coronavirus relief deal before Election Day
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) talks to Capitol Hill Video Reporter, Rhonda Colvin, on whether the latest negotiations are working.
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Wisconsin voters headed to the polls as the state grappled with a spike in infections that has turned it into one of the country's latest pandemic hotspots.
Some liberal groups called for the ouster of the California Democrat from the panel over her handling of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week.

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Parts of Central and Eastern Europe, where countries were praised for low numbers over the summer, are now grappling with some of the highest rates of infection in the world.
Khashoggi's fiancee and a human rights organization the journalist founded alleged Khashoggi was tortured, murdered and dismembered “pursuant to a directive” of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Anti-government protests turned violent Sunday in Santiago, Chile. (The Post)
Following clashes Sunday, concerns are mounting that Chile may be set for more violence after a tumultuous year.
The measure, pushed by Europe’s meat industry, has drawn an outcry from environmentalists.
Peter Madsen was found guilty in the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, 30, who disappeared following an interview aboard his submarine.
Flooding on Sunday in Charleston, S.C. (Twitter @PalmettoChasers)
The high-profile initiative to improve soldier fitness has created a stark gender gap and concerns it could compound diversity problems.
A federal judge blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for denying 94 percent of the debt relief claims since reaching the agreement in April.
Strong, dry winds will increase the possibility of dangerous fires for the next two weeks.
A Marine told Stars and Stripes that Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary heard the n-word in a rap song during physical training and repeated it in front of junior Marines, asking how they would feel if he said it. 
In a letter to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the president of the state-supported military college’s Board of Visitors dismissed a Washington Post report that detailed racist incidents. State leaders have authorized an independent investigation of the school’s culture. 
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). (Reuters)
High-risk health-care workers, first responders and older adults in congregate settings will be a priority, according to a new state plan.
“A hot piece of lead will cut through your skull,” was part of a message sent to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said Didier Kindambu lied to obtain $2.5 million in loans and used some of the money to buy a Cessna plane and a Lexus automobile.
Tomorrow is close to a repeat of today. Morning clouds give way to warm afternoon sun.
The Bidens could bring "positive energy" to the D.C. dining scene if they take the White House, says one restaurateur.
The Dupont Circle location is the pizzeria’s third, and its pies are as fine as ever.
Some cultural institutions, including a handful of Smithsonian museums, have reopened their doors to socially distanced visitors.
New data indicates that 91 percent of the money disbursed through the Agriculture Department’s Market Facilitation Program went to places that supported Trump four years ago. Only 9 percent went to places that had voted for Hillary Clinton. 
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Miami is making the switch to its prized rookie during its earlier-than-planned bye week, even while on the fringes of the AFC playoff race at 3-3.
The Washington Football Team name could remain in place into next season, team president Jason Wright said Tuesday. The franchise is also exploring bringing fans back to FedEx Field later this year.
Most NFL teams started the season in empty stadiums. Here’s a rundown of where things stand now for each team.
The NFL commentators' exchange was caught before Sunday's Packers-Buccaneers game. “That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Joe Buck said. “That stuff ain’t happenin’ with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket," Troy Aikman responded.
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The Seahawks remain No. 1 after their bye week. The Chiefs stay at No. 2 with their win Monday evening. But the Steelers and Titans are closing in.
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This  recipe can deliver a belly-warming dish that tastes like it simmered for hours.
Jack in the Box and Hormel are giving away meat-scented face masks.
Try our peanut butter granola, banana breakfast bars or curried pumpkin seeds, to name just a few.
Canned cocktails used to be mostly terrible. Now there are some actually worth drinking.