Democracy Dies in Darkness
Strong support among women powers former vice president Joe Biden’s advantages in both states, while rising coronavirus concerns in Wisconsin are hampering President Trump, according to a pair of Washington Post-ABC News polls.
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The former president went after President Trump in strikingly personal terms in remarks Tuesday in Orlando.
Orlando Bacallao carries a Trump banner outside an early-voting location in Florida. (AP)
Amid the charged political rhetoric ahead of Election Day, some confrontations at polling sites seem on the cusp of violence. But much of it is protected campaigning, and legal.
Joe Biden launched a closing argument promising to heal the country in the spirit of FDR, while President Trump attacked Democrats, mail-in ballots and virus testing.
Public officials are increasingly forced to take extraordinary security precautions after vitriolic words by the president.
Police and protesters clashed for the second consecutive night, but officers, aided by National Guardsmen, took a more aggressive tack and made several arrests.
Attorneys for the family of the Black man police killed last week and his wounded girlfriend applauded the quick firing of an officer but said they plan to file a civil suit against the city of Waukegan, a midsize community about 40 miles north of Chicago that seeks both settlement money plus “injunctive relief.”
The judge halted the governor from removing the statue of the Confederate general right away, giving the group trying to save it time to appeal.
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The long-awaited victory comes after recent postseason heartbreak for Los Angeles — the Dodgers lost the World Series in 2017 and 2018.
Engineers and advocates of the lowest-ranked caste say that tech companies don't understand caste bias and haven't explicitly prohibited caste-based discrimination.
Red flag warnings blanketed the entire state for “critical” fire conditions because of dry weather and strong winds in some higher elevations.
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Fans gathered across Los Angeles on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 to celebrate the Dodgers' first World Series title in more than three decades.
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Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Some observers wonder whether the 2000 decision could play a role in the litany of voting disputes reaching the high court this election cycle.
National security adviser Robert O’Brien traveled to Minnesota and Wisconsin, leading to concerns about the use of taxpayer-funded official trips for what critics say are thinly veiled activities designed to boost President Trump in key political battlegrounds.
The case is causing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus across the Atlantic as governments in Europe and North America struggle to counter a new outbreak.

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Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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Biden

52%

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

The U.S. attacks appeared to represent the most intensive period of American counterinsurgent activity in Yemen since 2001, the study said, and resulted in at least 86 likely civilian deaths.
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The Trump presidency has heightened focus on the degree to which Republican power in U.S. politics is now a matter of “minority rule.”
Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński on the balcony of their apartment in Berlin. (Marzena Skubatz for The Washington Post)
The government’s heavy-handed tactics threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the election.
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Photographer and filmmaker Alexis Pazoumian’s images seek to “paint a portrait of the men and women caught in this limbo of an endless war.”
Raniere’s promises of personal improvement had attracted celebrities and wealthy participants.
One department saw its use-of-force incidents drop 28 percent with one training aimed at addressing encounters with subjects who aren’t armed with a gun but are in crisis.
D.C., Maryland and Virginia reported daily numbers above their recent averages, with each jurisdiction seeing a rise this month.
Some members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging Hogan to negotiate with the project’s private partner.
D.C. police stand in front of a police station in the 6000 block of Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington during a confrontation with protesters. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
Police tried to pull over the driver of a Revel electric scooter on Friday for riding on the sidewalk and not wearing a helmet. The driver, Karon Hylton, 20, crashed and later died. 
Rain moves in tonight, courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta, with a solid one to three inches likely by tomorrow night.
Some political advertisers said their ads were blocked despite being submitted and approved before the Oct. 27 deadline.
The company said it the ads would be banned for at least a week following the election, anticipating that results may take longer to come in.
The U.S. Capitol building is seen on Monday. (Bloomberg News)
Often called the law that “created the Internet,” the legal section is under fire again. So what is it?
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The Houston Astros celebrate their World Series victory in 2017. (AP)
Ben Reiter’s reconsideration of the Astros comes as other writers — together with fans, executives and players — are also thinking about what the sign-stealing scandal meant to the sport.
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Dallas could be facing big decisions this offseason, and New England is struggling without Tom Brady.
After seven games, the most important lesson is that this team doesn’t know who its franchise quarterback is, although cornerstone defenders have emerged.
Asked about his plans for 2021, the quarterback said, “We’ll just have to see how things unfold.”
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the sprinter’s prosthetics provide an unnatural advantage.
Helen Mirren, left, and Sarah Cooper lip-sync to Billy Bush and Donald Trump while reenacting the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape for Cooper's new Netflix special. (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)
In her new Netflix special, "Everything's Fine," comedian Sarah Cooper contends with our grotesque reality — to mixed results.
The story of a hair weave with a mind of its own satirizes racist beauty norms.
Kevin Eastman has revived "The Last Ronin," an idea he helped conceive in 1987, before TMNT took off.
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A provocative exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston harnesses the creative energy of hip-hop and Afrofuturism.