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The battle to confirm Amy Coney Barrett has plunged a Senate already bruised by years of tit-for-tat skirmishes in the judicial wars into deeper partisan acrimony. 
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In remarks delivered after she was sworn in, Amy Coney Barrett said judges declare independence not only from Congress and the president who appointed them, but also from their own private beliefs.
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The president’s first-term judicial legacy culminates with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
In Milwaukee, a field hospital has been set up at the state fairgrounds. (Reuters)
41 states and Puerto Rico now have more hospitalizations than at the end of September.
Records show that firms like Hertz and J.C. Penney issued six- and seven-figure payouts before asking courts to shield them from creditors during restructuring — often before erasing thousands of jobs.
Readers rushed to the aid of the iconic bookseller after its owner called on them to #savethestrand.
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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, right, kneels at the hearse of George Floyd. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
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Retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III quit amid a furor over racist incidents at Virginia Military Institute.
Eleven protesters are named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against City Hall and the NYPD.
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.”
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Many Americans will be able to show up at their polling locations with guns, something that has unnerved law enforcement officials and experts nationwide.
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.

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“In each other,” the French and Turkish leaders “have found the ideal enemy.” They may well find it more satisfying to confront each other than to reckon with the challenges at their doorsteps.
Debra Tice, whose son disappeared in Syria eight years ago, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was “undermining” President Trump’s efforts to jump-start negotiations between Damascus and Washington.
Jason Lamrock, an Indigenous fisher, places a lobster inside a crate in Saulnierville. (Reuters)
The country has instituted new restrictions four times this month. But infections are soaring.
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.
Biden-Harris signs in the yard of Victoria Frankhauser of McLean, Va., and Trump-Pence signs in the yard of her neighbor Pegge Caccavari. (Robb Hill for The Post)
As the nation’s capital, Washington serves as a symbolic player in the drama, as well as a stage for the pageantry and demonstrations that could follow the election — no matter the outcome.
Temperatures clawed their way to near and past 60 this afternoon. Similar weather continues through tomorrow.
Twitter started pushing two new prompts Monday. One tells users: “You might encounter misleading information about voting by mail,” and directs them to a page to find out more about mail-in voting. The other reminds users that election results might be delayed because of the increase in voting by mail.
U.S. markets swooned as investors grappled with uncertainty about stimulus negotiations and soaring coronavirus cases.
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Quarterback Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and running back Malcolm Brown had a touchdown run as Los Angeles improved to 5-2.
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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.
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A new film by Alexandra Pelosi is a dark — and deep — portrait of a country divided.
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A prolific writer, Diane di Prima lent her feminist, sometimes anarchist sensibility to the male-dominated countercultural movement of the 1950s.