Democracy Dies in Darkness
Polls show that Latinos could be a decisive constituency in battleground states across the country — not only where they are recognized as a burgeoning political force, but also in places like Michigan and North Carolina, where they are a growing part of the electorate.
Seven-day rolling average of new reported cases per 100,000 people. (Harry Stevens/The Post)
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania have all hit new weekly average highs in recent days, and in Florida and Georgia, case counts are growing again after having fallen from summer highs.
These Americans will have to navigate unfamiliar territory and overcome multiple hurdles.
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Which states would Biden or Trump need to win to get to 270 electoral votes?
All told, nursing homes that received a clean bill of health earlier this year saw about 290,000 coronavirus cases and 43,000 deaths among residents and staffers, state and federal data shows.
The House speaker cited a litany of differences in a letter to the treasury secretary days ahead of election.
Lawrence is considered the consensus top pick in next spring's NFL draft and has made back-to-back appearances in college football's national championship game.
A demonstrator protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. wears a hoodie with a photo of Trayvon Martin on Oct. 27. (Joshua Lott/The Post)
The family of Karon Hylton, 20, and the community demanded details of the police encounter that ended in Hylton’s death.
After resisting calls to remove the Confederate general’s statue, Virginia Military Institute reversed course Thursday as pressure builds to change the climate on campus.
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A Black woman running for mayor wants Portland to reckon with its racist past
Teressa Raiford, the founder of the non-profit "Don't Shoot PDX," is a write-in candidate for Portland's mayoral election on Nov. 3.
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Steve Bullock speaks Oct. 3 at a drive-in rally in Livingston, Mont. (Louise Johns for The Post)
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) won a lawsuit saying that the ultraconservative public lands official violated federal law.
The ruling, which said ballots received after the polls close cannot be accepted, upended officials’ plan to count absentee ballots received up to seven days after the election so long as they were postmarked on Election Day.
David Correia, 45, was arrested a year ago with Lev Parnas and two others in connection with an alleged foreign donor scheme.

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Biden is leading (+10) the national polling average.

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53%

Trump

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, NBC-WSJ, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

The report concluded that the party did not adequately address anti-Semitism within its ranks during Corbyn’s time at the helm.
The attack came less than two weeks after a gruesome beheading related to cartoons deemed sacrilegious to some Muslims.
A police officer in Zacatecas at the scene of a shooting. (Luis Antonio Rojas for The Post)
Losing Control
After military clashes between the countries broke out last month, fast-food franchisees began to weigh in — on behalf of Azerbaijan.
The Trump administration announced its latest sanctions against Iran, likely to be the last before the U.S. elections, and moved for the forfeiture of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen.
The world’s largest retailer said Thursday that customers can continue to purchase guns and ammunition by request. Walmart currently sells firearms at about half of its 4,700 U.S. stores.
Christian Zionist activist Mike Evans sued Georgia megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin over fundraising to benefit Holocaust survivors in Israel. 
Jenifer Hitchcock, who teaches AP Government, has avoided this year’s partisan disputes in the presidential race and focused on process and responsibilities. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Falwell, who resigned in August as president of the evangelical school, alleges that the university accepted without verification what he called false statements made by a man who had an affair with Falwell’s wife.
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Leanza Cornett made headlines for bringing her pro-condom message to schools.
The average is the highest in the region since Aug. 8 and mirrors a national increase.
The large and conspicuous banner, visible to hundreds of thousands of motorists, was taken down by its backers to make way for a state project to ease traffic snarls.
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It may be too late to return ballots by mail because of Postal Service delays, said officials in Maryland and D.C. and Virginia’s Fairfax County. 
Zeta is moving out of the picture, but a little system on its heels keeps us unsettled into tomorrow.
From a dog-friendly cemetery to nearby hiking trails, Mass Ave has a little bit of everything.
Virtual film festivals, trivia nights, concerts and poetry slams offer an escape for everyone staying at home.
A trio of outdoor art installations confront the urgent social movements roiling the country.
The collective shrug from analysts highlights the depths of investor faith in the iPhone maker and its CEO, Tim Cook.
“There is a risk of civil unrest across the country,” Zuckerberg said on his company’s third-quarter earnings call. “Given this, companies like ours need to go well beyond what we’ve done before.”
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Pandemic-fueled online shopping, coupled with the expected crush of holiday sales, has led Amazon to add 400,000 jobs this year.
Perspective
Everyone is struggling at work in the pandemic, child-free workers and parents, and it’s time to recognize that we are all stretched too thin.
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Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez and Coach Scott Frost during last weekend’s loss to Ohio State. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Cornhuskers fans are seeing big red after the Nebraska-Wisconsin game was canceled. 
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The National’s manager took the opportunity to make several changes after signing a contract extension in September.
The cuts include advance scout Jim Cuthbert, minor league coaches Patrick Anderson and Billy Gardner, pro scout Colin Sabean and special front-office assistant Terry Wetzel.
Brandy performs at the Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Christopher Polk/NBC/AP)
After an eight-year stretch between albums, R&B singer Brandy is a household name again.
Perspective
The master storyteller, who died Wednesday at 81, was one of the greatest saloon poets of the 20th century.
What might have been an earnest historical novel about the labor movement is transformed by Walter’s irresistible voice and characters.