Democracy Dies in Darkness
The 45th President
The president’s first-term judicial legacy culminates with the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Pastor Ken Peters prays with attendees at a Sunday morning service at a Patriot Church in Lenoir City, Tenn. (Stacy Kranitz for The Post)
In just four years, the president has helped reshape the landscape of American Christianity by elevating Christians once considered fringe, including Messianic Jews, preachers of the prosperity gospel and self-styled prophets.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, right, kneels at the hearse of George Floyd. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
George Floyd's America
Police were a part of George Floyd’s life from beginning to end, an experience uncommon for most Americans, except other Black men.
Retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III quits after allegations of racism surface.
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In his letter of resignation from the Federal Salary Council, Ronald Sanders called the order “a smoke screen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President.”
Winds gusting above 100 miles per hour with humidity in the single digits are raising fears of a firestorm.
Rebels say Russian warplanes attacked a training site in northwest Syria, escalating tensions between Turkey and Russia.
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Democrats are airing ads in Montana, Alaska, rural Minnesota and Virginia, counting on their candidates to run ahead of Joe Biden in districts President Trump won by double digits in 2016.
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Fact CheckerAnalysis
Joe Biden has consistently said he would raise taxes on people making more than $400,000, so this ad clips out the number over and over.

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.

After the nation’s years of relying on coal, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a major shift in climate policy. He said innovation was key to achieving the goal and promised investment in research and development.
Authorities conducted the Oct. 2 search of passengers from a Sydney-bound Qatar Airways flight following the discovery of an abandoned newborn in a terminal bathroom.
Jason Lamrock, an Indigenous fisher, places a lobster inside a crate in Saulnierville. (John Morris/Reuters)
Special forces descended from helicopters to the ship, as the crew sheltered in the “citadel.”
The government has responded to any new outbreaks with massive testing campaigns, slowing the virus’s spread.
Whether it comes ashore as a tropical storm or hurricane, Zeta will be the 11th-named storm to strike the U.S. in 2020.
Brittney Woodrum, 27, lived out of her car as she scaled all of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks in just three months. 
A snowstorm approaches Anaconda, Mont., on Oct. 21. (Tony Bynum for The Post)
Some cultural institutions, including a handful of Smithsonian museums, have reopened their doors to socially distanced visitors.
The historian and author would hit some of the city’s haunted sites.
At Peter Chang’s NiHao in Baltimore, chef Pichet Ong shows his facility with savory dishes, too.
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There’s still time for parents receiving federal benefits to claim the extra $500 stimulus payment. The IRS has extended deadline to use the non-filers tool to Nov. 21.
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Nick Foles throws a pass against the Panthers during the Bears' Week 6 win. (Mike McCarn/AP)
Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears take a 5-1 record into their “Monday Night Football” meeting with the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
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Sports columnist Thomas Boswell fields your questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, the Wizards and other professional athletes.
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On an eventful Sunday, the Patriots had one of their worst performances of Bill Belichick's tenure, Tom Brady threw four touchdowns, and the Steelers knocked off the Titans.
The league is considering the hit as part of its standard discipline process, so a hefty fine remains possible.
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A new film by Alexandra Pelosi is a dark — and deep — portrait of a country divided.
An author ponders the challenges of poking fun at the current administration.
Perspective
The author and other artists discuss how music fits into their creative process and what they're listening to now.
William Blinn1937–2020
Blinn wrote for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots,” as well as the Prince movie “Purple Rain.”