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The president said that an announcement could come within a week and that he prefers a Senate vote before the election.
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The issues that surround the vacancy encompass the broader culture war that divides red and blue America. 
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) will be at the center of what will likely be one of the most contentious confirmation battles in history, affording him an opportunity to demonstrate his loyalty to President Trump. But some Democrats say his position -- at odds with the one he took in 2016 -- could help amplify the arguments against his reelection.
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The grounds of the Supreme Court bloomed into a memorial to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing thousands who came to honor and remember the trailblazing icon.
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Every covid-19 fatality is different. Some create big public impact. Some stay intensely private.
Federal officials have investigated cases of people flying while capable of spreading the virus, but confirming such transmissions is difficult.
As college campuses emerge as coronavirus hotspots, student journalists are meeting the moment.
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President Trump on Saturday said the deal could still fall through, but that he had approved a new arrangement "in concept" that would allow TikTok to operate in the United States under an investment partnership with Oracle and Walmart.
The raucous nature of the rally stood in contrast to the vigil held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington by the legions of the liberal justice’s fans.
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Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) come from states in which presidential electoral votes are awarded partly on the basis of results in each congressional district, making their individual campaigns all the more important, respectively, to President Trump and Joe Biden.
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Some say the cause is not as important as the reality, while others worry human-affected climate change will make storms more intense and dangerous.
How erasing Black people from local and national history for over 300 years to led removing confederate statues in Richmond, Virginia.
The letter mailed from Canada was intercepted before it reached the White House, according to officials.
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As the senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc, she had been a reliable vote to uphold the health care law and had been expected to do so again with the latest challenge, initiated by Republican state attorneys general.
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The most recent Supreme Court nomination fight ended up not changing the midterm results very much.
Autumn Schierling plays on the playground at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda on Tuesday. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
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The 10-year-old, who was born with NF1, has been participating in a trial at NIH that recently resulted in the first approval of a treatment.
In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) eased restrictions on indoor dining to coincide with a new statewide restaurant week promotion that his administration created.
Capitol Lounge survived two fires, four presidents and countless hangovers. But the pandemic ended its 26-year happy hour.
The prime minister will lay out a plan for a Canada that is “healthier and safer, greener and more competitive.”
A visa clampdown and rising resentment toward foreigners amid the pandemic is fueling worries among some Indian tech and finance workers.
Garbage left by tourists is packed to be mailed back to them, with a note reading, “You forgot something at Khao Yai National Park.” (Varawut Silpa-archa/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
As countries grapple with how to return students to classrooms, a growing number of schools have embraced outdoor learning — especially in the highly regarded Nordic education systems, where the model had already begun to gain momentum.
Qantas said its flight that departs and arrives at the same airport sold out within 10 minutes. 
Double-digit rainfall totals are likely in some areas, with tropical storm or even hurricane conditions possible near where the slow-moving storm storm tracks. The threat of heavy rainfall also expands into Louisiana. 
The online auction site is a massive customer for the Postal Service — its second-largest retail customer after Amazon. 
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We know what viruses can do to the immune system long term. So why are covid-19 long-haulers having such a hard time being taken seriously?
Doctors are urging people to get the annual flu vaccine to prevent a "twindemic" this fall and winter.
“Sources of Air Pollution” and “Public Enemy” are two of six works featured in “Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960-1972” curated by the National Library of Medicine. (National Institutes of Health)
“Darkening Day” features movies made to be watched in schools and libraries.
President Trump made claims about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Much depends on what happens, but here is what we can really expect.
Groups helping adoptees seek reunions say they’re seeing a growth in activity.
In Week 1, Cam Newton gave the Patriots something they haven't had in ages: a mobile, running quarterback. (AP)
Veteran quarterbacks got off to a hot start, but the youngsters, such as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, are stealing the show.
Those near the top of the leader board see benefits and drawbacks of playing without spectators Sunday at Winged Foot.
Justin Verlander, 37, had been trying to return to the Astros from a bout of elbow soreness that forced him to the injured list just one start into the season.
Norvell will become the first head coach in major college football to miss a game because of coronavirus.
Christian Siriano mounted one of the few live — with guests — runway shows of the spring 2021 season. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Christian Siriano)
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Designers began unveiling their spring 2021 collections this week — a slow, drip-drip process that will continue into October. Nothing is certain in the industry except the desire to distract customers from their woes.
She and her friend’s brother hit it off, and the friend and his wife hit the roof.
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Arena Stage managing director Khady Kamara will become the executive director for Second Stage Theater in New York. (Matt McClain/The Post)
A spate of recent hires suggests that an industry roiled by Black Lives Matter may at last be responding.
Paulson embraces the fear that comes with inhabiting the iconic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” villain in the latest Netflix series from Ryan Murphy.
As the reality show returns amid the news that it will soon come to an end, we look back at our favorite fights, laughs, baby births and oh-so-many weddings.
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In an era when the genre was focused on girl-chasing and lewd jokes, this high school romp starring Emma Stone redefined coming-of-age confidence.
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Natalie Compton borrowed her sister's dogs for company on her solo camping trip to Colebrook Connecticut. (Natalie Compton/The Post)
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Scuba divers explore shipwrecks dating from the Civil War era to post-World War II off the Cape Hatteras coast.
Veterans offer newly fledged digital nomads tips for life on the road when the temperature drops.
As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
In the market for an abandoned cruise ship? The company has announced plans to sell off older ships in the coming months.