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The Senate minority is grappling with how much legitimacy to give to the GOP drive to rapidly confirm President Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, before the November election.
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The government says there is no shortage, but acknowledges problems in the supply chain.
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More than two centuries after the Founders clashed over the Supreme Court in 1801, the nation is consumed by another fight over a high court appointment as President Trump rushes to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
But in fact, scandals uncovered by journalists have slowly but surely taken a toll on the president.
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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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Trump listens as moderator Chris Wallace speaks during the presidential debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)
President Trump is preparing to unleash blistering attacks against Joe Biden at their first debate Tuesday, including ones targeting Biden’s son Hunter. Biden’s allies are warning him not to lose his temper and make a mistake.
A prominent Democratic donor is urging groups to change course as the election nears.
Judge Pierre N. Leval said he interpreted a Sept. 1 court order to mean that the Manhattan district attorney’s request to dismiss the president’s lawsuit was on hold — not the prosecutor's ability to act on his year-old subpoena for his financial records.
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.
President Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz. (Evan Vucci/AP)
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.
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.
Safeguards are in place to keep people from voting twice, elections officials said.
Grieving family members are seeking accountability and transparency from county officials.
Franselene St. Jean-Clarke was recently dismissed from the D.C. Housing Authority board after questioning an action by the agency. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Franselene St. Jean-Clarke said she was dismissed for calling the D.C. Housing Authority to account. City officials say she was no longer eligible to serve it.
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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A Zoom call with members of the University of Pittsburgh medical school oath committee who rewrote their class oath. (Tito Onyekweli)
“As a Black man I thought I had a necessary perspective,” said Tito Onyekweli, a first-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh who was on the oath committee.
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The crop was the “green gold” of West Bank farmers. Water woes have driven most out of business.
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.
The 12-time French Open champion from Spain remains the favorite despite having played just one tournament in seven months.
The Boston Celtics forced Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat by "getting back to basics" that Coach Brad Stevens has emphasized for an entire calendar year.
The last time LSU took the field, it won the College Football Playoff national championship. (AP)
This year has brought a spate of reminders that the Pelican State and its flagship university always seem to experience its joy, pain and resiliency in outsize degrees.
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.
And he won’t stand his ground, even when they’re paying their own way.
Details about brother-in-law’s behavior emerge, and reader isn’t sure what to do.
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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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