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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.
Battlegrounds that may decide the presidential race have some of the nation’s most erratic mail service, which has particular implications for states with firm ballot deadlines.
Analysis
It looks like a record number of ballots will be cast ahead of Election Day, with voters taking advantage of early voting and expanded absentee options. The number of ballots already cast is a sign of highly enthusiastic voters adapting to an election taking place amid a pandemic.
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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.
Khashoggi's fiancee and a human rights organization the journalist founded alleged Khashoggi was tortured, murdered and dismembered “pursuant to a directive” of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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 never anticipated when they fell in love.
The women’s faces remain clearly visible, and no labels are appended to mark the images as fake — triggering fears they could be used for harassment or blackmail. Some of the original images show girls younger than 18.
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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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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett enters a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Oct. 14. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
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The justices deadlocked 4-4 in a case involving how long Pennsylvania can accept mail-in ballots. The ruling suggests Barrett could be a decisive vote on such issues shortly after her confirmation.

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Biden is leading (+11) the national polling average.

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Biden

54%

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43%

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Average of national polls since Oct. 4 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, Fox, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, Pew, Post-ABC, NBC-WSJ and SurveyMonkey-Tableau.

Parts of Central and Eastern Europe, where countries were praised for low numbers over the summer, are now grappling with some of the highest rates of infection in the world.
Peter Madsen was found guilty in the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, 30, who disappeared following an interview aboard his submarine.
The measure, pushed by Europe’s meat industry, has drawn an outcry from environmentalists.
The research is risky, as there’s no surefire treatment for covid-19.
A Marine told Stars and Stripes, which first reported details of the allegations, that Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary overheard the n-word in a rap song during physical training and repeated it in front of junior Marines, asking how they would feel if he said it. The conversation stunned Black and Latino Marines, the paper said.
Guardsmen are preparing for missions that include cybersecurity, ballot counting and backup for police in the event of unrest.
Flooding on Sunday in Charleston, S.C. (Twitter @PalmettoChasers)
What once happened only with a storm is now routine on fair-weather days due to largely to climate-driven sea-level rise.
“A hot piece of lead will cut through your skull,” was part of a message sent to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, say prosecutors and people familiar with the case.
The daring mission would help scientists better understand the origins of the universe.
The moderate Republican governor’s write-in ballot has “become a national joke,” one analyst said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). (Reuters)
High-risk health-care workers, first responders and older adults in congregate settings will be a priority, according to a new state plan.
Del. Sam Rasoul, a Roanoke Democrat, filed paperwork to begin raising money for next year’s contest.
Prosecutors said Didier Kindambu lied to obtain $2.5 million in loans and used some of the money to buy a Cessna plane and a Lexus automobile.
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.
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.
After Microsoft seized the U.S. servers of a botnet it feared could snarl state and local computer systems to sow distrust of the presidential election, the software giant now claims the international operations of Trickbot have largely been shut down as well.
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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.
The NFL commentators' exchange was caught before Sunday's Packers-Buccaneers game. “That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Joe Buck said. “That stuff ain’t happenin’ with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket," Troy Aikman responded.
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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.
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