Democracy Dies in Darkness
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The stakes are sky-high for Republicans, with a possible 6-to-3 conservative majority on the nation’s top court.
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President Trump will probably pick a woman, and John Roberts will no longer be the deciding vote.
Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in November. (Video: JM Rieger/The Post; photo: Bill O'Leary/The Post)
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What Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and others said when a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy was just hypothetical.
Back in 2016, when a seat became open during President Obama's last year in office, Fox News was the self-satisfied home to a great deal of principled thinking about the importance of the American people’s will. Such high-mindedness was in short supply during Fox’s popular opinion segments on Friday evening.
The TakeAnalysis
The issues that surround the Supreme Court vacancy encompass the broader culture war that divides red and blue America.
Every covid-19 fatality is different. Some create big public impact. Some stay intensely private.
Federal officials have investigated cases of people flying while capable of spreading the virus, but confirming such transmissions is difficult.
President Trump on Saturday said the deal could still fall through, but that he had approved a new arrangement "in concept" that would allow TikTok to operate in the United States under an investment partnership with Oracle and Walmart.
Rappahannock leans conservative. But transplants are changing the county’s politics, longtime residents say.
Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) come from states in which presidential electoral votes are awarded partly on the basis of results in each congressional district, making their individual campaigns all the more important, respectively, to President Trump and Joe Biden.
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Experts discuss how the realization of Black people’s contribution to creating Richmond and America, and the role Confederate statues played in suppressing that information, compelled protesters and government officials to remove them. (Video: Ross Godwin, Nicole Ellis/The Post)
NASA is considering going forward with two Venus missions; a Russian official called Venus a “Russian planet.”
The online auction site is a massive customer for the Postal Service — its second-largest retail customer after Amazon. 
The letter mailed from Canada was intercepted before it reached the White House, according to officials.
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Voters lined up early at the Fairfax County Government Center and some waited for hours to cast their ballot as early voting began Friday in Virginia.
The most recent Supreme Court nomination fight ended up not changing the midterm results very much.
A recent poll  found  that about half of Democrats plan to vote by mail or absentee, so those to-be-counted “millions of votes” will likely be heavily against President Trump.
Autumn Schierling plays on the playground at The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda on Tuesday. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
The 10-year-old, who was born with NF1, has been participating in a trial at NIH that recently resulted in the first approval of a treatment.
In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) eased restrictions on indoor dining to coincide with a new statewide restaurant week promotion that his administration created.
Nearly two dozen students in Denton Hall have contracted the coronavirus, triggering new rules for their neighbors.
Lacking fare revenue, the transit agency has signaled it could cut rail hours and lay off hundreds of workers.
The last official weekend of summer will feel much more like autumn.
Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, a 22-year-old student activist, has emerged as a leading figure in the pro-democracy movement by openly criticizing the monarchy.
Qantas said its flight that departs and arrives at the same airport sold out within 10 minutes. 
Students prepare to bike to the forest for classes, in Samso, Denmark, on Sept. 7. (Getty Images)
The package included a note: “You forgot something at Khao Yai National Park.”
Sharp science and peer pressure without a lockdown helped Japan tame the novel coronavirus, offering a possible model for the “pandemic era.”
Double-digit rainfall totals are likely in some areas, with tropical storm or even hurricane conditions possible near where the slow-moving storm storm tracks. The threat of heavy rainfall also expands into Louisiana. 
The company that runs the for-profit jail has been the subject of several lawsuits alleging medical neglect.
Doctors are urging people to get the annual flu vaccine to prevent a "twindemic" this fall and winter.
Groups helping adoptees seek reunions say they’re seeing a growth in activity.
“Sources of Air Pollution” and “Public Enemy” are two of six works featured in “Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960-1972” curated by the National Library of Medicine. (National Institutes of Health)
“Darkening Day” features movies made to be watched in schools and libraries.
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.
Dwayne Haskins is out to prove he deserves to be the Washington Football Team's franchise quarterback. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Before he coached Dwayne Haskins, Ron Rivera got some important advice from Urban Meyer: Challenge him.
Navy was a big winner on Saturday, coming back from a 24-0 deficit to defeat Tulane on a last-second field goal.
He questioned whether "narrative" plays an outsize role in the voting process for the NBA awards after he finished second to Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP.
The quarterback described the importance of an emotional video conference call with his teammates and an incident involving him and four Black teammates as reasons he won't stay silent about racism.
The teams will play all six opponents in their division as usual, plus two cross-division games. 
Christian Siriano mounted one of the few live — with guests — runway shows of the spring 2021 season. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Christian Siriano)
Designers began unveiling their spring 2021 collections this week — a slow, drip-drip process that will continue into October. Nothing is certain in the industry except the desire to distract customers from their woes.
A reader wonders how she could have stepped in when a customer berated a store clerk.
Bouncing back home makes it hard to shake off old habits.
Reader in her ‘50s says she has no time for their bravado. But how to let them know?
Arena Stage managing director Khady Kamara will become the executive director for Second Stage Theater in New York. (Matt McClain/The Post)
A spate of recent hires suggests that an industry roiled by Black Lives Matter may at last be responding.
Paulson embraces the fear that comes with inhabiting the iconic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” villain in the latest Netflix series from Ryan Murphy.
As the reality show returns amid the news that it will soon come to an end, we look back at our favorite fights, laughs, baby births and oh-so-many weddings.
In an era when the genre was focused on girl-chasing and lewd jokes, this high school romp starring Emma Stone redefined coming-of-age confidence.
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A selection of Van Gogh’s correspondence gives us a fuller picture of the man behind the mercurial reputation.
Natalie Compton borrowed her sister's dogs for company on her solo camping trip to Colebrook Connecticut. (Natalie Compton/The Post)
Camping solo might be the safest pandemic travel option. Here's what you need to consider before setting out.
Scuba divers explore shipwrecks dating from the Civil War era to post-World War II off the Cape Hatteras coast.
Veterans offer newly fledged digital nomads tips for life on the road when the temperature drops.
As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
In the market for an abandoned cruise ship? The company has announced plans to sell off older ships in the coming months.