Democracy Dies in Darkness
The widely panned first presidential debate led the Commission on Presidential Debates to consider changes and forced a broader question about whether such events are still useful in the modern political era. 
For many members, the president’s remark was just the boost they craved, lending a new sense of purpose and legitimacy to their violent tactics and translating almost instantaneously into a recruitment drive.
Misleading information in TikTok videos and Trump ads on Facebook got more than 700,000 views and clicks the day after the first presidential debate.
President Trump speaks during his first debate with Joe Biden. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Critic's Notebook
The Fox News Channel program, usually a relentless booster of the president, criticized his showing in the first showdown with Joe Biden.
The panel, which Democrats expressed alarm over, would be able to subpoena election officials and postal employees while the election and vote counting are in progress.
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The two-year relationship between President Trump and Kim Jong Un bought a freeze in testing, but all along the North Korean leader was expanding his arsenal and digging new bunkers.
Polar bears cross a ridge of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean in Alaska in April 2019. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
U.S. Geological Survey Director James Reilly has blocked the release of his own scientists’ findings for months.
Democrats have criticized the panel's effort as one intended to undermine an investigation that dogged the Trump presidency.
The coronavirus has unleashed a worldwide suffering with no respite in sight. As we pass a grim milestone, we try to get a sense for a few of the people we’ve lost.
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The Proud Boys: How the right-wing extremist group gained prominence
During the first presidential debate Sept. 29, President Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” Here’s why they are defined as a hate group.
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This has been called the most important election in generations — some say in the life of the country. But that’s not what people saw when they tuned in. Collectively, this was not a night when the country could claim victory. Instead, it was quite the opposite.
Representatives from the House say they believe political pressure explains why the report was softened with words like “whenever possible,” and “if feasible.”
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese quickly took to Twitter on Tuesday night to forcefully deny any affinity for the president.
Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban on Sept. 12. (AFP/Getty Images)
What we know about the group that will determine the future of Afghanistan in talks with the government.
The report sought to address concerns that some European Union members are becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Foreign observers tended to see Tuesday's debate as a broader depiction of the state of U.S. politics.
In clips of the debate, the Japanese interpreters can be heard repeatedly talking over one another — as well as over the three Americans duking it out in Cleveland. 
East New York Elementary Principal Janet Huger-Johnson welcomes students back in Brooklyn. (Yana Paskova for The Post)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cases had risen nationally among people 18 to 22 years old between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5.
The government is still trying to meet a deadline that the judge already blocked.
A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison in the federal conspiracy case.
In a now-viral TikTok video, a shellshocked Derlin Newey, 89, cries with joy: “How do I ever say thank you?”
Montgomery County medical personnel check patients arriving for a coronavirus test in Silver Spring earlier this year. (AP)
Officials cautioned that there’s no guarantee the decline will continue as outdoor activities move indoors.
Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar includes funding for testing, case management, contact tracing and a Spanish phone information line.
In total, the city’s shortfall could reach nearly $1 billion in the fiscal year that begins Thursday.
They include the nation’s first statewide ban on foam food containers and a trio of laws passed earlier this year to address violence against people of color.
In the military-heavy district, the Taylor-Luria rematch is shaping up to be a bitter, smear-laden and highly competitive contest between the two Navy veterans. 
The big data and surveillance company, founded by billionaire technology investor Peter Thiel, began trading at $10 per share, a long-anticipated move that will bring public scrutiny to one of tech’s most secretive start-ups.
The Dow and S&P 500 ended a seesaw session in the plus column and posted their best back-to-back quarters since 2009.
Google added 5G to its newest Pixel smartphones, but has slimmed down other features. (Google)
Its latest Pixel phones have added 5G but dropped a few features for a lower price, showing the company is aiming directly at buyers who aren’t ready to spend $1,000.
The commercial success of remdesivir, despite its narrow benefit for hospitalized coronavirus patients, highlights the lack of potent tools for doctors six months into the pandemic.
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At stores run by COOP DK’s five grocery chains, shoppers can use an app that gives them a personalized carbon footprint tracker that displays roughly how much CO2 it took to produce the tomatoes, yogurt or cold cuts in their baskets.
Experts have big hopes for these specialized drugs created by living cells. But they are expensive and hard to scale up, so even success will have limited impact on the virus.
Players from the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings meet at midfield following Sunday’s game. (Jim Mone/AP)
The Titans’ coronavirus outbreak is not unexpected, but it will force the NFL to do something anathema to its highly scheduled season: stay flexible.
Cool, damp weather in Paris means short skirts and sleeveless tops have made way for leggings and bulky jackets.
President Trump’s claim, which he repeated during the Ohio debate, has been questioned by people involved in the Big Ten decision process as well as others.
Heading into "Thursday Night Football," the winless, injury-riddled teams are already in the running for next year's No. 1 draft pick, which could be used to grab Trevor Lawrence, Clemson's star quarterback.
Dudu Mesquita at the Cantina Garden restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. (Terrence McCoy/The Post)
A staircase stands at the Restaurant at Meadowood, which burned in the Glass Fire, in St. Helena, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Fires destroyed the Restaurant at Meadowood, one of a number of restaurants and wineries to sustain damage in the deadly fires.
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Tres leches cake starts with a simple base, but you can riff — or not — on the dairy, spices, flavorings, fillings and toppings.
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