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Environmentalists posed as potential investors in a controversial Alaska gold mine and secretly recorded conversations with top executives who are trying to get federal approvals for the project. 
We tested blood-oxygen saturation simultaneously on the Apple Watch 6 and with an FDA-approved Medline finger pulse oximeter. (Jonathan Baran/The Post)
Review
Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Fitbit Sense have new blood-oxygen apps. They’re mostly useless.
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In all-important Florida, older voters are turning away from Trump 
The 2020 election could all come down to Florida. And the outcome here could depend on what happens in the Tampa Bay area, whose demographics mirror America.
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The electoral map is the largest in a long time, with once reliably blue states like Minnesota being contested by Republicans and once reliably red states like Georgia getting a hard look from Democrats.
The move queues up the first potential partisan election case for the court to consider since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The former vice president, in front of other aides, suggested Barack Obama gather more intelligence, but he was not opposed to killing the al-Qaeda leader.
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In this edition: The coming Catholic politics of a court fight, the latest ballot warfare, and the return of Iowa as a swing state.
Miami-Dade, the fourth-largest school district in the country, had started the school year last month with all-remote learning.
Sunny-day coastal inundation is becoming routine during “flood season” in the Southeast.
The FBI alleges that Pascale Ferrier of Quebec sent letters to President Trump and corrections officials in Texas signed “Free Rebel Spirit.”
The lawsuit cites emotional distress, negligence and invasion of privacy.
A Purple Line overpass sits unfinished in Riverdale Park, near the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue and Route 410, in June. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
The fact that Purple Line Transit Partners' construction contractor is packing up — a complex and massive process — signals that the chances of saving the project’s $5.6 billion, 36-year public-private partnership have grown increasingly bleak. 
The Department of Labor on Tuesday proposed a rule change that would make it harder for contract workers to be classified as employees. (AP)
The Wednesday meeting comes nearly four months after the president signed an executive order that opened the door for the federal government to oversee the way tech companies police political speech online.
Perspective
The Government Accountability Office recommended that the Treasury Department and the IRS do more to update estimates of eligible recipients who have yet to file for a payment.
The action underscored how online actors in China have taken an interest in election-year U.S. politics.
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Wyomia Tyus, third from right, crosses the finish line of the women's 100-meter final during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Perspective
Tuesday's fun aside, this season has been a Nationals nightmare. Next season is about bouncing back.
Of the 18 postponements or cancellations, this became the first to involve a team considered a part of the College Football Playoff picture back before spring practice got wiped out.
President Trump speaks during a campaign event on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Perspective
The number of President Trump’s accusers has grown since 2016. The attention paid to them has waned.
In his T-shirted farewell, the newsman told colleagues to make peace with the "Faustian bargain" of TV news.
Perspective
A professional organizer shares suggestions.
“Water hammer” can be eliminated with arrestors that are easy to install.
How to respond to a friend’s blatant lies about her accomplishments.
Longtime spouses have become roommates who don’t even talk to each other.
Misunderstanding could have been avoided if reporter had been upfront about attendance.
Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in 2019. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Book Review
“Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation,” by Andrew Weissmann, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s deputy, sets aside the secrecy that long shielded them, revealing a team of prosecutors whose mission, in their minds, was always in jeopardy.
Critic’s Notebook
In haunting works by Ian McEwan and Robert Adams, I rediscovered the melancholy of fall, especially in 2020.
Even political cartoonists, so trained in drawing on deadline, can be caught cold by breaking news. Here’s a sampling of their work.
“Schitt’s Creek” became a sleeper hit after landing on Netflix, where fans found joy in binge-watching the show’s early seasons. By 2019, it was a bona fide smash.
Book Review
The story, set in segregated St. Louis, follows a White thief and a Black teacher whose lives intersect.
A waiter carries food to outdoor diners in Alexandria, Va., in MAy. (Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS)
A waiter carries food to outdoor diners in Alexandria, Va., in May. (Reuters)
Servers are being taught how to keep calm — and how to de-escalate confrontations.
The owner of Bludso's in Los Angeles, and a judge on Netflix's "The American Barbecue Showdown" is working on what may be just the third barbecue cookbook by a Black pitmaster.
Depending on whom you ask, it's not as easy or as hard as people say.
Sure, you can make sauce on the stove while the pasta boils. But the Instant Pot frees you up to do other things while it cooks.
Have an safe Oktoberfest by cooking at home.