Democracy Dies in Darkness
Strong support among women powers former vice president Joe Biden’s advantages in both states, while rising coronavirus concerns in Wisconsin are hampering President Trump, according to a pair of Washington Post-ABC News polls.
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At least 71 million have already voted, compared with 139 million total ballots cast four years ago. With Texas leading the way, motivated voters are turning out early to ensure their votes are counted amid the pandemic.
The campaign said it had provided enough buses for the event but that traffic on the two-lane road outside the airport was throttled to one direction.
The protections had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades.
Walter Wallace Jr. died Monday after two Philadelphia police officers shot him multiple times while responding to a call reporting a man with a knife. His family said he suffered from mental health issues
After a decades-long ban, affirmative action is back on the ballot, part of an effort to reverse the conservative push of now long-ago California politics.
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Voters fill out ballots on Monday after waiting in line for several hours in Brooklyn. (Reuters)
The Daily 202Analysis
The administration has regularly pushed up against regulations designed to prevent the use of government resources to aid a candidate’s reelection.
The Finance 202Analysis
Liberals have raised the stakes over the position because they remain suspicious of Biden’s commitment to their priorities.

National polling average

Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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Biden

52%

Trump

43%

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Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by Economist-YouGov, NBC-WSJ, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

The U.S. attacks appeared to represent the most intensive period of American counterinsurgent activity in Yemen since 2001, the study said, and resulted in at least 86 likely civilian deaths.
Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński on the balcony of their apartment in Berlin. (Marzena Skubatz for The Washington Post)
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The Trump presidency has heightened focus on the degree to which Republican power in U.S. politics is now a matter of “minority rule.”
The government’s heavy-handed tactics threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the election.
Assistant Attorney General John Demers said China’s Operation Foxhunt sometimes targeted individuals who might have violated financial laws and were legitimate targets of law enforcement investigations. But many other targets, he said, were political “rivals, dissidents, critics” of the government.
A patrol wagon loaded with confiscated moonshine in Washington on Jan. 23, 1922. (AP)
Retropolis
After Nickelodeon filtered out votes from bots, the kids chose Biden over Trump in the channel's poll, which has been held every presidential election cycle since 1988.
Pennsylvania authorities are asking for the public’s help in piecing together what happened.
Despite the rise, caseloads in the Washington area are far below those in many other states.
Some members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging Hogan to negotiate with the project’s private partner.
The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond. (AP)
The judge halted the governor from removing the statue of the Confederate general right away, giving the group trying to save it time to appeal.
Rain moves in tonight, courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta, with a solid one to three inches likely by tomorrow night.
The U.S. Capitol building is seen on Monday. (Bloomberg News)
Some political advertisers said their ads were blocked despite being submitted and approved before the Oct. 27 deadline.
Road to Recovery
With travel and dining out on hold, people are using their discretionary spending funds to make their life at home more palatable.
The Cybersecurity 202Analysis
Millions of Americans are expected to flock to similar websites in the final week of the 2020 election.
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Justin Turner and the Dodgers celebrate their World Series title. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Perspective
The Dodgers' star third baseman deserved to celebrate, but this troubling year once again called for sacrifice.
The Lakers star said he knows it's not feasible for Los Angeles to celebrate its NBA and World Series championships during a spike in coronavirus cases. But it didn't stop him from making a plea.
Perspective
The analytics-driven Rays removed a starting pitcher who had a 1-0 lead, struck out nine, and hadn’t walked anyone in his more than six innings of work.
It's the 36th pandemic-related college football cancellation or postponement since early September, and the first for the Big Ten.
Asked about his plans for 2021, the quarterback said, “We’ll just have to see how things unfold.”
Helen Mirren, left, and Sarah Cooper lip-sync to Billy Bush and Donald Trump while reenacting the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape for Cooper's new Netflix special. (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)
In her new Netflix special, "Everything's Fine," comedian Sarah Cooper contends with our grotesque reality — to mixed results.
Kevin Eastman has revived "The Last Ronin," an idea he helped conceive in 1987, before TMNT took off.
Book Review
These tales of imaginary monsters, ghosts and goblins offer frightful delights.
Movie Review
The story of a hair weave with a mind of its own satirizes racist beauty norms.
Critic's Notebook
A provocative exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston harnesses the creative energy of hip-hop and Afrofuturism.