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Amy Coney Barrett secured committee approval with only Republican votes, as Democratic senators boycotted the proceedings. The approval clears the way for Senate confirmation next week.
Voters wait in line Monday at the County Elections & Registration Main Office in Marietta, Ga. (Kevin D. Liles for The Post)
Voters across the country have been lining up to cast their ballots. The Post sent teams of reporters and photographers to six cities to capture how people feel as they wait for their chance to be heard.
President Trump and Joe Biden will be asked about climate change for 15 minutes — the longest segment devoted to the topic in any presidential debate. Here's why climate has become a top-tier issue.
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There are no foolproof calculations as diners struggle to figure out their priorities: Saving local businesses? Protecting staff? Avoiding getting sick?
The first coronavirus vaccines are likely to be cleared by emergency use authorizations — which can be done much more quickly than full approvals and don’t require as much documentation. 
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The U.S. military has been using drone strikes to aid the group’s efforts against the Islamic State in one area.
A group alleges the company violated workers’ rights with aggressive in-app messaging urging support for the company’s position on a November ballot measure.
With the explosive growth of the East Troublesome Fire, three of the top five blazes on record in Colorado have occurred this year.
The interview, which the president described as "fake" and "biased," shows CBS News journalist Leslie Stahl asking challenging questions.
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12 destructive hours of wildfire exposed Oregon's resource crisis
The Almeda Fire destroyed the southern Oregon towns of Talent and Phoenix. With limited resources and a powerful wind, there was little firefighters could do.
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Barbara Bollier, the Democratic Senate candidate in Kansas and a former Republican, speaks in Topeka on Oct. 11. (Christopher Smith for The Post)
Former Republican Barbara Bollier is locked in a close race with Rep. Roger Marshall for a Senate seat that the GOP has held since the 1930s.

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A protester holds the Lebanese flag and shouts slogans denouncing the naming of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri as candidate for prime minister in Beirut on Wednesday. (AP)
After a year of economic collapse, the coronavirus and calls for change, Lebanon brings back its old prime minister.
It  joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to sign a nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The presence of Saeb Erekat in a Jerusalem hospital has sparked a debate.
Luis Arce, Evo Morales’s former finance minister, will confront the coronavirus and its economic destruction amid deepening polarization.
In the two weeks since Nigerians began flooding the streets to rally against a police unit widely viewed as abusive, overseas megastars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Cardi B and Drake have thrown their fame behind the cause.
The big-box retailer is rolling out new safety measures, including expanded pick-up and delivery options.
The move ramps up the war between Republicans in Washington and tech giants in Silicon Valley less than two weeks before the election.
A pair of lawsuits aim to stop a HUD rule set to go into effect next week that will weaken a key fair housing tool.
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A bristly contrarian in his profession, he insisted that magic is based solely on earthly sleight of hand and visual trickery.