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In a career spanning more than five decades, Connery developed a screen magnetism that combined the seductive charm of his honey-thick Scottish brogue with an alluring physical presence.
An analysis by The Post found that federal judges nominated by the president favored maintaining restrictions in nearly three out of four opinions issued in voting-related cases.
Drew Miller inside a fortified bunker in West Virginia last year. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
A spike in gun sales, bellicose chatter online, and surveys showing increased tolerance for violence have some analysts worried.
This will be the first election for Collins under a new system of voting that gives third-party voters more power. Evidence points to Collins losing after several rounds of tabulations.
The Trump and Biden campaigns are focusing down the stretch on young Black men, a group is traditionally less likely to vote — and more likely to vote Republican — than other African Americans.
The White House directed the distribution of 23 million hydroxychloroquine tablets, setting aside mandatory safety controls.
Nita Bharti, a sports fan and professor of epidemiology at Penn State, has sworn off college football as she studies a virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans. (John McDonnell/The Post)
From the mayor to the university president, the athletes to the bar owners, they're preparing for football on Halloween night in State College. But they're also worried about what happens next.
The 17-year-old is accused of killing two men and injuring a third during a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wis.
The fence around Lafayette Square has become a symbol of America’s racial reckoning. But activists who tore down its signs didn’t like that it blocked the view of the White House or represent other perspectives.
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New militias formed in Virginia after a pro-gun rally brought thousands of firearms enthusiasts from all over the country to Richmond in January. (John Rudoff/Sipa USA/AP)
The earthquake, which injured more than 800 people, has led to a rare moment of comity between the leaders of Turkey and Greece.
The space agency’s safety panel raised concerns about the disjointed systems in the 322-foot rocket, which stands taller than the Statue of Liberty.
The team, led by Navy SEALs, raided a site in northern Nigeria to free the 27-year-old captive.
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No longer just cartels: Criminal groups seek control of Mexican territory
Criminal groups in Mexico are expanding their territorial control, infiltrating local governments and preying on ordinary citizens.
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Many voters who were energized to come to the polls for Barack Obama did not turn out for Hillary Clinton.
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In most states, you can bring a gun to a polling location. But you can't go watch the polls uninvited.
Voters in Houston cast their ballots for the general election on Friday. The location was one of Harris County's 24-hour locations. (Elizabeth Conley/AP)
With four days left until Election Day, more than 9 million people have cast ballots already in Texas. Early voting in nearly a dozen other states topped 80 percent of turnout from the last presidential election.
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Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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52%

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43%

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Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, Fox News, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

Supporters of the presidential candidate Kouadio Konan Bertin ride past a billboard of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Thursday. (Leo Correa/AP)
Dozens have died in street clashes ahead of Ivory Coast’s vote Saturday.
No one knows where the mysterious bird came from, but his new east London neighbors are glad he stayed.
The protests came a day after three people were killed in a knife attack in a church in France.
In an article for a magazine published for U.S. diplomats, the former secretary of state says it will take years to reverse the distrust that the past four years have engendered.
The move comes one day after the nation’s largest retailer announced it would remove firearms displays over fears of “civil unrest.”
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A 16-year-old Michigan girl was told she had to enroll in college or do something else in the 2021-2022 school year. She had hoped to enjoy what would have been her senior year, with the pandemic likely over, and improve her social and athletic skills and graduate with her class. 
A leased area where a company hopes to drill for helium in Labyrinth Canyon, Utah. (Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance)
The administration has accelerated its push to deregulate in the weeks before the election and has 40 more rollbacks underway.
Christian Zionist activist Mike Evans sued Georgia megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin over fundraising to benefit Holocaust survivors in Israel. 
Republican Jackie Johnson faces an independent, Keith Higgins, who made the ballot late this year in part because of people seeking “Justice for Ahmaud.”
Caseloads have risen since the start of October as part of a national surge that has lifted several states to record highs.
The 5th District race between Bob Good (R) and Cameron Webb (D) has emerged as the most competitive in Virginia.
The government sought a delay after Fairfax County indicted the officers who killed Ghaisar. Family attorneys argued that the officers will never testify.
Ronald Nerio, with BFC Contracting Services, uses plywood to cover the glass windows that front a building on 17th Street in downtown Washington, D.C. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
D.C. police have canceled leave for officers starting this weekend to ensure adequate staffing, and the District spent $100,000 on less-than-lethal munitions and chemical irritants for riot control to replenish a stockpile depleted by clashes over the summer.
In an election year like no other, bars and restaurants and planning candidate-themed food and drink specials to get you through election night.
Shibuya Eatery, from veteran chef Darren Norris, serves expert noodles, skewers and more
From a dog-friendly cemetery to nearby hiking trails, Mass Ave has a little bit of everything.
Just days before one of the most consequential elections in American history, the stakes are elevated. (Tara Hardy for The Post)
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From discussions with the man who killed Osama bin Laden to Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean, a soul-searching exploration of the delicate path forward no matter who wins.
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The new restaurant from veteran chef Darren Norris, serves expert noodles, skewers and more
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Even in a pandemic, a virtual date was a good way for both to “get back out there.”
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland sophomore quarterback, shines as the Terps rally from 17 down to beat the Golden Gophers in overtime, 45-44.
The Giants and Chargers had no new positive test results after enduring coronavirus-related disruptions Thursday.
Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during a debate sketch Oct. 24. (Will Heath/NBC)
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“Swirling,” the Sun Ra Arkestra’s first new album since 1999, shows that his work is far from done.
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Hugh Laurie is the main reason to watch David Hare’s “Masterpiece” series about dirty politics in London.