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Senate Republicans, kicking off a Supreme Court fight, plan to move the nomination quickly and Democrats have little chance to block the nominee, who would cement a conservative majority on the court for years. Barrett is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and a favorite of conservatives.
Election 2020
A majority of Americans oppose efforts by President Trump and the GOP-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the election, according to a Post-ABC News poll.
Lawmakers, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice whose trailblazing career changed the face of gender equality in the United States.
The top election official is warning about a technicality that could jeopardize mail-in voting.
Their remarks assailing the decision not to prosecute any Louisville police officers for shooting her came in an emotional news conference in Jefferson Square Park, which has become a hub of protest activity since police killed Taylor in March.
After her mother died of covid-19, Angela Torres decided she could not send her daughter, Eva, back into a school building. (Michael Noble Jr. for The Post)
Sweden’s state epidemiologist, world famous for anti-lockdown measures, warned that the country is heading in the "wrong direction."
The home's former superintendent and medical director face possible jail time.
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Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march along the Willamette River during a rally in Portland, Ore., in 2019. (AP)
Portland has seen intensifying demonstrations since the first Black Lives Matter marches after the death of George Floyd in May. On Saturday, political extremes are expected to clash again.
‘They’re killing me moneywise,’ the GOP senator said while being interviewed on another topic. ‘Help me again.’
The department provided new details to Congress and the courts suggesting flaws in the FBI’s pursuit of a connection between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Jeff Daniels, who plays James Comey, insisted the miniseries be released before Election Day, not after.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously backed Congress’s power of the purse and said House lawmakers could proceed with their lawsuit alleging it was illegal for President Trump to transfer the money for the wall.
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Orlando was plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Then Florida’s tourism economy crashed, leaving hundreds of people trapped in rundown motels on the edge of society.
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What it means to 'pack' the Supreme Court
Some Democrats have called for expanding the number of justices to the Supreme Court in order to shift its ideological leaning.
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President Trump told reporters Thursday, “We want to make sure that the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be.” (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Officials claimed she was given the award by “mistake,” but documents and interviews show discovery of her social media posts critical of Trump inspired the decision, the State Department inspector general found.
Judge Pierre N. Leval said he interpreted a Sept. 1 court order to mean that the Manhattan district attorney’s request to dismiss the president’s lawsuit was on hold — not the prosecutor's ability to act on his year-old subpoena for his financial records.
Earappa Bawge lost his white-collar job in the state capital amid the economic downturn propelled by the pandemic. (Niha Masih/The Post)
The attack comes amid a historic trial of alleged accomplices in a deadly 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper and on a kosher supermarket outside Paris.
A 23-year-old man was detained at the scene.
The orders came amid a government crackdown that has removed dozens of elected Kurdish mayors.
A U.S. Postal Service worker removes mail from a dropbox in San Francisco last month. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)
State officials hope an agreement will act as a firewall against challenges from President Trump on the legitimacy of vote-by-mail.
A snapshot of fall enrollment shows fewer students are pursuing undergraduate degrees this semester as the coronavirus continues to sow fears of infection and devastate the economy.
Canceling classes Nov. 3 could free students to volunteer at the polls and drive voter turnout, advocates said.
Blum, a member of the University of California Board of Regents, is also the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
The aerial rescue of 214 people captured national attention, but it also highlighted the expanding involvement of the U.S. military in responding to wildfire season.
They were tested after a member of the Executive Mansion staff had developed symptoms and received a positive test result.
The ACLU of Virginia claims officials have violated for a second time a May settlement of a lawsuit over coronavirus in prisons.
Safeguards are in place to keep people from voting twice, elections officials said.
A woman pays her respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
It’s something America is missing, a proper grieving. The ongoing and sprawling outpouring for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — this massive, public, American funeral — is so important to our country right now. 
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is currently studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a method of treating PTSD. (Post)
These substances are being touted as a game-changing intervention for mental health. But it's not clear if their promise will extend beyond an elite few.
Effective altruism isn’t just about donations. It aims to bring rationality to what people choose to care about.
Sunrise Movement’s Varshini Prakash on setting the agenda for environmental change.
At least New Coke and the Ford Edsel sort of did what they were intended to do. This product does not.
The group, called the Coalition for App Fairness, submitted ten principles for the App Store that it says would allow for more competition, fairness and innovation in the mobile app industry.
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In a court filing, the Trump administration said the president's order does not stop companies from requesting to use the controversial sonic blasts to search for offshore oil.
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Anthony S. Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But on Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it.
The largest U.S. genetic study of the virus, conducted in Houston, shows one viral strain outdistancing all of its competitors, and many potentially important mutations.
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States.
The last time LSU took the field, they won the College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 13, 2020. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
As LSU prepares to open a new season, the year has brought a spate of reminders that Louisiana always seems to experience its joy, pain and resiliency in outsized degrees.
Los Angeles is battling fatigue, and an injury to Anthony Davis's ankle is a major concern.
A Tampa resident says that next time he will be sure to yell for players to "shoot the puck."
They are among the most important position coaches in the NFL, and that's amplified by Washington's young, patched-together unit.
The 2019 World Series hero struggled to find a rhythm in the pandemic-shortened season and finishes the campaign 2-7.
This drone photo shows the “Oregon Pioneer” sculpture atop the Oregon Capitol building, with smoke-filled skies as a backdrop in Salem on Sept. 8. (AP)
Experts share their tips for vetting fabric, construction and more when you can’t check out pieces in person.
Online story times and pickup craft kits are among the ways kids can connect with books.
His significant other keeps getting the blame for the way he is feeling.
Reader hears about hurtful comments, but says most women look better with natural hair.
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We've got enough to deal with, and fortunately McDonald's spicy chicken nuggets are the nuggs of your childhood, with a tweak.
Too many people believe that what helped them lose weight is the One True Diet. That’s dangerous.
The time for soup is all the time — but these soups are great for early fall.
The makers of Rice Krispies, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Spam and more have signed on to a global initiative to slash their food waste by 2030.
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