Democracy Dies in Darkness
Career employees have come under siege as a president and his political appointees have attacked bureaucrats they view as resistant.
Judy Kosik of Scranton, Pa., voted by mail for Joe Biden — the first candidate to ever receive her vote. (Heather Ainsworth for The Post)
Tensions over race, violence and law enforcement pose political challenges for Biden and Trump in a key battleground.
The recent departures of two officials and a summer of protests over racial justice has spurred the private school into action. Some question how long the commitment will last.
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A police officer in Zacatecas city at the scene of a shooting. (Luis Antonio Rojas for The Post)
Losing Control
Once, a handful of cartels focused on moving narcotics to the United States. Now they’ve splintered into perhaps more than 200 groups preying on Mexicans and reaching deeper into local governments and communities.
The storm, which unleashed winds to 110 mph along the coast, hit New Orleans and Atlanta particularly hard.
The FBI and officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services issued an alert warning providers to take precautions.
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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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Jennifer Lopez was excluded from consideration for a government advertising campaign because she criticized President Trump’s immigration policies during her Super Bowl performance. (AP)

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

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53%

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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 island never went into lockdown, which experts say was due to its swift response, widespread mask use and close tracking of cases.
The report concluded that the party did not adequately address anti-Semitism within its ranks during Corbyn’s time at the helm.
Police work near the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, after Thursday's attack. (Daniel Cole/AP)
The attack comes less than two weeks after a gruesome beheading related to cartoons deemed sacrilegious to some Muslims.
One province began offering emergency vaccines to the public this month.
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For India, the Trump years have offered a mixture of spectacle and substance.
The two anonymous jurors said “an uproar” broke out in the jury room when prosecutors told them they only recommended wanton endangerment charges against one officer.
A political action committee sent out text messages to voters misconstruing Biden’s response to suggest he had “endorsed sex change operations for children as young as 8,” which is not true.
Sufia Bassett, 32, originally from Ecuador, protests against the Trump administration’s family separation policy in Washington, D.C., in June 2018. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
The House Judiciary Committee released a report Tuesday on the government’s “zero tolerance” policy that separated thousands of children from their families at the U.S. border.
Haji Najibullah, 42, was in federal custody in New York awaiting his initial appearance before a judge.
Garrison Courtney, a onetime Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman who pretended to be in the CIA as part of a years-long scam, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Warning comes as the state again breaks its single-day, in-person early voting record.
Protesters marched through the District, attacking police vehicles and confronting officers outside a district station.
Carol Coates and her mother Dale Coates. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
The illness of Carol Coates, a 46-year-old teacher who worked nine miles from the White House, unfolded in what seemed like a different universe than the one described by President Trump. 
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.
A Starbucks in Brooklyn that closed for a day for employee diversity training in 2018. (An Rong Xu for The Post)
The Sept. 22 executive order has met pushback from groups across the political spectrum.
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Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are suffering more severe economic strain than the rest of the country.
The aviation industry sees testing as a key strategy for restarting travel — particularly international travel, which has been hardest hit as countries have closed borders and imposed strict quarantines.
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D.C. United is in the early stages of the search and the discussions with Ellis, the former USWNT coach, were informal.
NFL Week 8
The Giants, who face Brady and the Bucs on Monday night, are 0-4 against teams with a winning record this season and 0-3 against the spread at home.
Jack Hoffman, 7, takes the field with the Nebraska football team in 2013. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald/AP)
Jack Hoffman’s battle with brain cancer drew national attention when Nebraska football players helped the 7-year-old score during the team’s 2013 spring game. Now Jack's father Andy, who recently published a book about his son, is facing brain cancer as well.
Perspective
The pandemic might have cheated the Dodgers out of their place as one of baseball's greatest teams.
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.
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Scott Eyman delivers an estimable and empathetic biography.
In her new Netflix special, "Everything's Fine," comedian Sarah Cooper contends with our grotesque reality — to mixed results.