Democracy Dies in Darkness
Events have pushed the election in the former vice president’s direction and away from a president who fuels fears and speaks of carnage. But can he win?
In Utah, officials were busy responding to claims traceable to right-wing punditry and the president’s Twitter feed.
Social-justice activists confront patrons at a D.C. restaurant in August. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
Heading into Election Day, partisans view each other not just as opponents, but as “deeply evil,” supporters of either socialism or totalitarianism.
The 45th President
A Washington Post review found that the president has largely failed to fulfill the pledges he made in 2016 to curtail the influence of lobbyists and special interests in Washington.
What the vice president’s relationship with his son tells us.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory is introduced as the new leader of the Catholic Church in Washington in 2019. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
Gregory will be one of the 13 cardinals in the new class, coming at a time when he is also trying to rebuild trust in an archdiocese rocked by sexual abuse cases.
Voices from the Pandemic
Companies racing to bring the tests to the wider U.S. market must make them more accurate and easier to use before they can meet federal guidelines that would allow sales directly to consumers.
So many workers are sick or quarantining that critical services are faltering. As the virus's spread accelerates, the Belgian health minister said that it could soon escape authorities’ control.
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Demonstrators gather Sunday in Baghdad to mark a year since a deadly protest movement brought down the government. (Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters)
The state is bone dry and faces howling winds that will add up to "extremely critical" fire danger.
World SeriesPerspective
Unsung outfielder Brett Phillips stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and unleashed bedlam with a game-winning hit evened the World Series at 2-2.
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John Lithgow: With Trump, satire addresses the political outrage — but not enough | Opinion
Actor John Lithgow, author of the 'Trumpty Dumpty' poetry books, explains how he got mean — and empathetic — to write about the "despotic age" of Trump.
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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Nov. 30 on the Trump administration’s appeal to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.
In 2016, Yorktown split down the middle. On Saturday, voters hoped to tip the scales.
The president offered the pessimistic assessment at a fundraiser Thursday in Nashville, according to an attendee who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the event was a closed-door gathering. 

National polling average

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

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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.

Lee Kun-hee1942-2020
Under Lee’s three decades of leadership, Samsung Electronics transformed from a small television maker into the world’s biggest producer of smartphones, electronic displays and memory chips. 
Even as Taliban delegates continue to nominally participate in peace talks with Afghan leaders, the insurgents have shown no intention of reducing violence. In the past several weeks, Taliban fighters have staged ground attacks and bombings in 24 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, leaving scores dead.
Colorado's second-largest wildfire on record was expanding Saturday before an expected snowstorm.
Zeta is most likely to come ashore the Gulf Coast at tropical-storm strength, but there’s an outside chance it could cross the coast as a hurricane. The landfall zone includes areas in Louisiana hit hard by hurricanes Delta and Laura as well as parts of Alabama slammed by Sally.
Two-year-old Ezechiel Nguemezi died after falling out of a window at his family’s Takoma Park apartment on Oct. 11. (Montgomery County Renters Alliance)
In the days since Ezechiel Nguemezi died, a series of events has left strangers knowing his name and forced them to see one of the most unfair aspects of the pandemic: Many financially struggling families are experiencing layers of loss.
A dreary, damp and cool Sunday is a dramatic shift from recent days. More rain possible by Wednesday night and Thursday.
Humans pay close attention to books and one another. (Illustration by Craig Cutler for The Post)
Although the virus may be able to survive in a lab for 28 days, scientists are not concerned about everyday transmission via contaminated surfaces.
Date Lab
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Their records through six weeks aren’t pretty, but there’s still plenty at stake when Washington and the Cowboys renew their rivalry. 
The Titans were found by a review by the league and NFLPA to have violated mask-wearing protocols and to have communicated insufficiently with players about offsite workouts.
Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Rutgers (yes, Rutgers) are among the winners on Saturday.
The Terps suffered a 43-3 defeat against the Wildcats to open the season, and they returned to College Park with more problems to solve. 
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Critic’s Notebook
Jerry Jeff Walker1942-2020
Walker wrote his classic song about a man he met in jail, then helped define the “Texas outlaw” style of music.
On HBO’s “The Undoing,” the actors had to trust each other implicitly — as their characters in the show struggled to do the same.
She formed the Coquettes “all-girl” big band and championed women in the almost completely male preserve of 1930s and ’40s popular music.
Painting styles run the gamut from abstract to representational with spontaneity and verve.