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A New York Times report said President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and the same amount in 2017, and no taxes at all in several previous years. The newspaper said it had obtained tax-return data for Trump and his businesses covering much of the last two decades.
With little chance to derail the president’s nominee, Democrats try to make her potential action against the Affordable Care Act an election issue.
Her role as a speaker at the training program for Christian law students drew scrutiny when Trump nominated her to be a federal appellate judge, and it may do so again now.
The Postal Service has issued new operating instructions to prioritize election mail, the Justice Department says.
Supporters of President Trump fire cannons during a boat parade on Ohio’s Sandusky Bay. (Dustin Franz for The Post)
The president’s plan for reelection is to find more of them, as a majority of women have sided with former vice president Joe Biden.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden, awash in campaign money, is spending freely in contested states and pressing his advantage among targeted groups.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll found interest in the election has climbed to near-record levels, with nearly 6 in 10 registered voters saying they are following the election “very closely.”
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Donald J. Trump was facing financial disaster in 1990 when he came up with an audacious plan to exert control of his father’s estate. Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry was recorded by her niece in January 2019 expressing outrage over her brother’s efforts to change the will. “Dad was in dementia,” Barry said. 
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A Turkish research vessel is surrounded by Turkish navy vessels as it heads into the Mediterranean to conduct research in an area Greece claims as its own. (Turkish Defense Ministry/Pool/AP)
The “Blue Homeland” doctrine is stirring Mediterranean tensions with Greece.
Iraqi officials said that the decision caught them by surprise and that they hope the U.S. will reconsider.
Domestic tourist sites are clamoring to draw visitors, while officials warn of the risks of new virus outbreaks during Golden Week.
Each side is blaming the other for the crisis over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, with reports of helicopters shot down and tanks destroyed.
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Insert your address and find out what would happen if your neighborhood was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
The union representing principals and other school leaders called for state education officials to step in and take the reins from Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), whose ambitious plan to reopen school buildings has faced fierce opposition.
An increase could force authorities to reverse course and tighten restrictions on public activities, the experts said.
Students in grades six, seven and eight at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School are quarantining until Oct. 8, as are several educators.
Cox Farms in Centreville, Va., has adapted to pandemic restrictions by having a drive-thru hayride. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
More than 17 million Americans are dealing with this tough commitment. Many of them pay a steep price in stress, frustration and depression and often say they feel neglected by policymakers, unrecognized by health systems and underappreciated by society.
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The pandemic has forced a new reality on many, to make sure they’re ready for “The End.”
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during Green Bay's win over the Saints on Sunday. (Getty Images)
NFL Week 3Analysis
Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and prevailed in his quarterback duel with Drew Brees as Green Bay defeated New Orleans, 37-30.
No. 3 Oklahoma’s collapse in its 38-35 loss was rooted on both sides of the ball, and it did little to improve the perception of the state of the Big 12.
Some aspects of the baseball postseason will look familiar, but there are big changes this year. 
The Nationals played 60 games stuck in an eerie quiet and have just a 26-34 record to show for it. So they have to settle for improving next year.
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The Lakers had not seen James at the peak of his powers during their two-plus months in the NBA bubble until Saturday against the Nuggets, when he clinched his 10th career Finals appearance.
Russ Green has been working on his muscles. We’re happy for him. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
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The 98-year-old organization ponders leaving its historic riverside home in Alexandria.
I’ve spent my children’s childhoods trying to remember to offer them “Take your time,” like a gift wrapped in leisure and ease. What I wouldn’t give for the grace of Alicia Keys.
She wants to extend her sympathy, but his family tells her not to.
They want to foster children, and worry about the impact brother’s family may have.
Reader can’t introduce himself to strangers and doesn’t know how to start a conversation.
The West Coast wildfires has tainted some of the nation’s most celebrated vineyards. (AP)
West Coast winemakers have yet another hurdle to overcome this year.
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Too many people believe that what helped them lose weight is the One True Diet. That’s dangerous.
The makers of Rice Krispies, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Spam and more have signed on to a global initiative to slash their food waste by 2030.
The time for soup is all the time — but these soups are great for early fall.
French dip-inspired lean steak plus umami-rich mushrooms beef up a sandwich, without weighing it down.