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The lawsuit kicks off a legal war between Washington and Silicon Valley, one that could have vast implications not only for Google but the entire tech industry.
A Washington Post-ABC poll finds Joe Biden at 49 percent and President Trump at 48 percent among likely voters, with the economy buoying the president and Biden boosted by his handling of the pandemic.
David and Jessica Figari with daughter Liliana at their home outside of Tampa. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
David and Jessica Figari are navigating racial and political divides in their country — and in their family — that they didn't anticipate when they fell in love.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that If no deal can be struck by tonight, it will be too late to pass a new bill before the election.
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A vehicle transports a RS-24 Yars strategic nuclear missile during a parade in Moscow on June 24. (Bloomberg)
The Trump administration demanded a warhead freeze last week when it rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of a one-year extension to New START.
The women’s faces remain clearly visible, and no labels are appended to the "deepfake" images to mark them as fake — triggering fears they could be used for harassment or blackmail. Some of the original images show girls younger than 18.
Guardsmen are preparing for missions that include cybersecurity, ballot counting and backup for police in the event of unrest.
A House panel is seeking eight years of information that lawmakers say they need to amend financial disclosure and conflict-of-interest laws.
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There are just over two weeks until Nov. 3. Election-related lawsuits are flooding the courts, but the army of lawyers filing cases shows little sign of stopping. And a conversation with a pro-Trump Muslim voter.
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Biden is leading (+11) the national polling average.

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The research is risky, as there’s no surefire treatment for covid-19.
Peter Madsen was found guilty in the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, 30, who disappeared following an interview aboard his submarine.
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Luis Arce’s victory adds to the sense of momentum behind left-leaning politics elsewhere in the region.
Gone are the days of China's diplomats being seen as their country’s more polished, less muscular, arm of government.
Bartlett State Jail contributed a third of a Texas city's budget. Inside, prisoners got little training or education to help them reintegrate into society.
The president said that the American people are no longer interested in taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, even as the number of confirmed cases has been rising in most states.
Artist's rendering of the landing. (Nasa/Goddard/University Of Arizona/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The daring mission would help scientists better understand the origins of the universe.
Rising coronavirus infection rates may change plans, but for now many systems are aiming to reopen.
A lawsuit by writer E. Jean Carroll, who says President Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, has led to a fight over whether the president’s barbed denials were made in his official capacity.
Officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard are charged in the 2017 fatal shooting of unarmed motorist Bijan Ghaisar. 
Didi Elsyad celebrates Eid al-Adha with her parents in Lorton, Va., in July. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
Didi Elsyad, one of six Black students in her grade at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia, found confidence and self-love in her fight for diversity. But would the adults listen?
Lawmakers are set to establish new rules, including requiring scooter users to lock the devices to poles or bike racks after each ride.
A dreary start this morning should break through to a sunny and mild afternoon, with warmer weather moving in the next few days.
The Bidens could bring "positive energy" to the D.C. dining scene if they take the White House, says one restaurateur.
The Dupont Circle location is the pizzeria’s third, and its pies are as fine as ever.
Some cultural institutions, including a handful of Smithsonian museums, have reopened their doors to socially distanced visitors.
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Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) wants the companies to explain why they needed the money when their business has been booming during the pandemic.
The energy giant offered a clarification after Trump described a detailed — but strictly theoretical — fundraising call involving the company’s CEO at a rally in Arizona earlier in the day.
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Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. (AP)
The outfielder has Los Angeles in cheers, Tampa in fear and Boston in tears.
There are only so many ways to explain the October emergence of Randy Arozarena, the MVP of the AL Championship Series. Even his  teammates are running out of them.
Bellinger said Monday his shoulder is feeling “pretty good” ahead of the World Series.
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The Seahawks remain No. 1 after their bye week. The Chiefs stay at No. 2 with their win Monday evening. But the Steelers and Titans are closing in.
The Buccaneers, Cowboys and Seahawks are among the teams that could benefit from easy closing schedules.
Landwolf, left, and Pepe the Frog from Matt Furie's comic “Boy's Club,” as shown in “Feels Good Man.” (Ready Fictions)
Toobin is also chief legal analyst for CNN, which said it has granted him some time off.
Georgetown and Sojourn Theatre revive a 2008 live format online for the 2020 election and the covid-19 era.
The new high is still a number “well below” pre-covid volumes, which hit 2.6 million passengers the same day last year.
The pandemic’s long-term repercussions for tourism to key sites are still uncertain.
Buffalo, elk, a grand canyon, slot canyons and a sand cave all can be found in the southwest part of the state.
An hour outside Little Rock, taking the waters in a revitalized nineteenth-century spa town.