Democracy Dies in Darkness
Barrett, 48, would fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, preserving the court’s gender balance of three women and six men while potentially tipping its ideological balance for decades.
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If Barrett is confirmed, her vote on cases involving health care, abortion, immigration, gun control and many other issues could prove decisive.
If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, it will likely mean a lower bar for laws that restrict abortion. It will bring higher scrutiny of gun regulation. The Affordable Care Act is on the docket again. And whether the public continues to see the court as the government’s most functional branch is on the line as well.
A sizable gender gap continues to fuel Joe Biden’s lead, with women making the difference in the current state of the race.
The furloughs are set to begin Oct. 1, when legal protections run out. Tens of thousands more workers have seen hours cut or taken unpaid leave as demand for air travel has dropped.
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Orlando was plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Then Florida’s tourism economy crashed, leaving hundreds of people trapped in rundown motels on the edge of society.
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His relentless campaign against mail-in ballots seeds the ground for chaos or worse when votes are still being counted in the days after Nov. 3.
The Senate minority is grappling with how much legitimacy to give to the GOP drive to rapidly confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November election.
A Black Lives Matter sign is displayed in Charlotte near a campaign sign for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala D. Harris. (Bloomberg News)
A prominent Democratic donor is urging groups to change course as the election nears.
Mustapha Adib, who had been backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, failed to unite competing factions.
With Mediterranean crossings up sharply in recent weeks, the refugees are proving easy prey for smugglers.
The front gate of SMIC's factory in Shanghai. (Alex Plavevski/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The Commerce Department said tech exports to SMIC could help China’s military.
In most countries, the pandemic has posed obstacles for reproductive health. In the United Kingdom, access via telemedicine has increased.
Australia and Britain, among other countries, have seen low levels of adherence to self-isolation guidelines or rules in recent months.
A border patrol agent drives along a construction site for the secondary border fence in San Diego, Calif. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously backed Congress’s power of the purse and said House lawmakers could proceed with their lawsuit alleging it was illegal for President Trump to transfer the money for the wall.
Many families In the city's poorest neighborhoods are frightened of the virus and keeping children home.
State officials hope an agreement will act as a firewall against challenges from President Trump on the legitimacy of vote-by-mail.
Hot and dry air blowing from land to sea will lead to dangerous wildfire conditions in California yet again this weekend and next week.
Canceling classes Nov. 3 could free students to volunteer at the polls and drive voter turnout, advocates said.
About a dozen retailers and restaurants have closed shop recently along the section of Wisconsin Avenue on the D.C.-Maryland border. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The economic crisis has exacerbated the financial problems of retailers in the area, reigniting appeals for a revival of what was once a corridor of high-end shopping.
As coronavirus cases in the region hit their lowest levels in months, school systems in Maryland, Virginia and the nation's capital are pledging to gradually usher pupils back into classrooms, and onto sports fields, over the next several weeks.
From the nation's capital to New York to Los Angeles, hopes of a quick recovery for deserted central business districts have sputtered and fear is rising that the collapse of downtown economies could be irreversible.
The apology came one year after a report revealed “hostile learning environment” for students of color.
The early morning crash also left five residents displaced from their home.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is currently studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a method of treating PTSD. (Post)
These substances are being touted as a game-changing intervention for mental health. But it's not clear if their promise will extend beyond an elite few.
Effective altruism isn’t just about donations. It aims to bring rationality to what people choose to care about.
Sunrise Movement’s Varshini Prakash on setting the agenda for environmental change.
At least New Coke and the Ford Edsel sort of did what they were intended to do. This product does not.
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Journeyman chef Deepak Sarin brings Indian regional cooking — and a lot of eggs — to Vienna
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Medical Mysteries
Doctors were stumped. Then a specialist 8,000 miles away ordered a revealing scan.
Scientists have long predicted that eventually women could surpass men in ultradistance running events, those longer than a 26.2-mile marathon and as much as 200-plus miles. 
Democrats said the announcement that 33 million seniors would receive the one-time break was a political ploy funded by taxpayer money.
Beginning in mid-October, the airline will offer drive-through testing to its customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
The Bulldogs’ K.J. Costello, a transfer from Stanford, racked up 623 passing yards for a shocking victory over the defending national champions in Baton Rouge.
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.
Game 6 is Monday night in the NHL’s postseason bubble at Edmonton’s Rogers Place.
In Max Scherzer’s final start of the season, the Nationals eliminated the Mets from postseason contention, then won the nightcap to sweep a doubleheader.
Virginia scored 21 unanswered points during the fourth quarter in the starting debut of quarterback Brennan Armstrong to rally for a 38-20 triumph at a virtually deserted Scott Stadium.
Russ Green has been working on his muscles. We’re happy for him. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
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.
Would it not be better to take a belated note about a misplaced check at face value?
Stepmom makes dinner, dad makes excuses when adult sons are consistently late.
There’s no strict rule of first contact when someone moves in nearby.
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.
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.
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French dip-inspired lean steak plus umami-rich mushrooms beef up a sandwich, without weighing it down.