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The Justice Department said in a news release that its resolution of the case “includes the largest penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer.”
The pontiff’s remarks came in a new documentary and were quoted by the Catholic News Agency. They represent his clearest stance to date on a contentious issue inside the Roman Catholic Church.
Caught off guard in 2016, federal and local officials as well as tech leaders in Silicon Valley say they are determined to prevent a repeat.
A divided appeals court rejected Republican efforts to block the extension.
A person carries a flag in support of President Trump across the street from residents waiting at an early-voting polling location in Toledo on Oct. 6. (Bloomberg News)
Dozens of allegations of possible voter intimidation and improper campaigning have marked the early days of voting.
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Some safety advocates are also skeptical of whether the rest of the world is ready for cars that drive themselves.
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Plus, records show President Trump paid more tax to the Chinese government than income tax in the U.S.
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Obama hits the campaign trail for Biden
Former president Barack Obama is campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Oct. 21 in swing state Pennsylvania.
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Biden is leading (+10) the national polling average.

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53%

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43%

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Average of national polls since Oct. 4 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, Fox, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, Pew, Post-ABC, NBC-WSJ and SurveyMonkey-Tableau.

Hyrine Mita dresses baby Blessing after giving her a bath. (Sarah Waiswa for The Washington Post)
Hyrine Mita found a new light in her life where she least expected it: a garbage dump.
Several people died and dozens were wounded after Nigerian security forces opened fire at a protest against police brutality Tuesday night in Lagos, witnesses and human rights groups said.
Some have questioned whether the government is going too far with its crackdown — conducting raids, threatening deportations and targeting organizations with tenuous connections to Paty’s beheading.
Who holds the origins of beet soup? Depends on who you ask. And where you ask it.
Police said they are investigating attacks that took place earlier this month.
The grand jury did not agree with prosecutors that the officers who shot Taylor were justified or that wanton endangerment charges were the only charges that should be brought in the case, the juror said.
The woman, in her 30s, was flying home to Dallas from Las Vegas. The flight was diverted to Albuquerque when she became unresponsive.
Robert and Valentina Carder enjoy the view at their new home. (Tony Bynum for The Post)
Marcella Mares was flooded with responses from women who have faced similar situations.
The high-profile initiative to improve soldier fitness has created a stark gender gap and concerns it could compound diversity problems.
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.
Delayed due to the pandemic, the new museum features lots of video and interactive displays.
Playwright-performer Psalmayene 24 explores his relationship with his late father in his work in progress ‘Dear Mapel.’
The Bidens could bring "positive energy" to the D.C. dining scene if they take the White House, says one restaurateur.
Hospital Puc de Campinas in Brazil will test a vaccine. (Leandro Ferreira/Fotoarena/Sipa USA)
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Clayton Kershaw's Dodgers hope to win their first World Series title since 1988. (Getty Images)
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Los Angeles’s victory featured a six-inning, narrative-destroying gem from left-hander Clayton Kershaw and a two-run homer from Cody Bellinger. But mostly what Game 1 featured was a lot of Mookie Betts. 
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There is even more urgency for the team this upcoming season than in the one that recently concluded.
As the pandemic scrambled the sports schedule, the lead announcer for Fox Sports’s baseball and football coverage has seen his itinerary warped, too.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Buck said. “That stuff ain’t happenin’ with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket," Aikman said.
The tongue (radula) of a freshwater snail. (Igor Siwanowicz/courtesy of Nikon Small World)
In an emotional note posted on social media, the 70-year-old Bridges did not share any other details surrounding his cancer diagnosis but said that he was starting treatment.
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The actor’s memoir “Greenlights” is full of can-do thoughts about this thing he calls “livin.”
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With people already waiting up to 11 hours to cast early votes, “there’s a need out there,” said Nasser Jaber, who helped organize the effort.
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