Democracy Dies in Darkness
Career employees have come under siege as a president and his political appointees have attacked bureaucrats they view as resistant.
Wynnton Mott, 19, center, and Faith Ocoko, 19, right, vote early in Madison, Wis. (Lauren Justice for The Post)
Data on early voters and recent polling suggest eligible voters under 30 could break their historic 2008 turnout, when it peaked at 48 percent when Barack Obama was elected.
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It's part of an October push to appeal to the youngest bracket of voters.
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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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.
While the crusading journalist claimed “censorship,” his former editors accused him of trying to publish unsupported innuendo.
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)
Jennifer Lopez, Judd Apatow and George Lopez were among those who did not make the cut because of their political views, according to documents obtained by Democratic House lawmakers.
Polls, at their best, give us a rough estimate of a candidate’s support at a given point in time. They cannot predict whether a lead is truly safe or certain.
Anthony Steven Guevara was arrested and charged with two third-degree felonies, including voter fraud.

National polling average

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

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Biden

53%

Trump

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 report concluded that the party did not adequately address anti-Semitism within its ranks during Corbyn’s time at the helm.
The Trump administration announced its latest sanctions against Iran, likely to be the last before the U.S. elections, and moved for the forfeiture of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen.
Police work near the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, after Thursday's attack. (AP)
The attack comes less than two weeks after a gruesome beheading related to cartoons deemed sacrilegious to some Muslims.
After military clashes between the countries broke out last month, fast-food franchisees began to weigh in — on behalf of Azerbaijan.
The island never went into lockdown, which experts say was due to its swift response, widespread mask use and close tracking of cases.
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.
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At a time when AIDS was considered a terminal illness and HIV-positive people faced discrimination, Leanza Cornett made headlines for bringing her pro-condom message to schools.
The 2005 hurricane season featured an astonishing 28 name-eligible storms, including 15 hurricanes. But only 27 names were used because one of that season’s systems was overlooked at the time.
D.C. Department of Health staff administer coronavirus tests this summer in Washington. (AP)
The average is the highest in the region since Aug. 8 and mirrors a national increase.
The family of Karon Hylton, 20, and the community demanded details of the police encounter that ended in Hylton’s death.
It may be too late to return ballots by mail because of Postal Service delays, said officials in Maryland and D.C. and Fairfax County, Va. 
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 home under construction on Sept. 25 in Westfield, Ind.. (AP)
Analysis
Recent growth in the U.S. economy relied on one-time purchases of items such as cars, decks and dishwashers. That’s unlikely to last.
The collective shrug from analysts highlights the depths of investor faith in the iPhone maker and its CEO, Tim Cook.
Though immersion appears to be the focal point of Sony’s PS5 push, there won’t be any immediate leaps forward from Sony in the most immersive gaming experience, virtual reality. 
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The Sept. 22 executive order has met pushback from many groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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
We've never had a sports whirlwind like the one we just completed. But something was missing.
Cornhuskers fans are seeing big red after the Nebraska-Wisconsin game was canceled. 
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.
Fans were thrilled for "Big Brother: All Stars" — only to be sorely disappointed in this season, which Cody Calafiore won on Wednesday night.
Book Review
Scott Eyman delivers an estimable and empathetic biography.