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?
The Senate is poised to vote on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett  on Monday night.
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.
A waiter clears a table at a cafe in Rome before the start of curfew on Friday. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
National rules in several countries suggest a growing belief that regional restrictions might not be enough to beat back covid-19.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the United States wouldn’t contain the coronavirus, as some aides to the vice president tested positive.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron during a 2018 news conference in Paris. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
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.
Iraq is on the verge of economic collapse amid falling oil prices and a coronavirus pandemic.
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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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Her commitment underscores Democrats’ confidence that they will retain the House majority after Election Day.
In 2016, Yorktown split down the middle. On Saturday, voters hoped to tip the scales.
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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.

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.

Women’s rights activists are protesting after a court ruling amounted to a near ban.
Lee Kun-hee1942-2020
Under Lee’s leadership, Samsung Electronics transformed from a small television maker into the world’s biggest producer of smartphones, electronic displays and memory chips. 
Afghan security forces removes a damaged police vehicle at the site of a car-bomb attack in Laghman Province on Oct. 5. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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
He hoped The Post would expose him “to a different sort of dating pool.”
For a young team with a new coach trying to establish his own mark, Washington’s win over its longtime divisional rival was one to savor for Ron Rivera and his players.
The Titans were found in 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. 
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, left, and screenwriter-director Paul Thomas Anderson behind the scenes of “There Will Be Blood.” (PictureLux/Hollywood Archive/Alamy Stock Photo)
Critic’s Notebook
Renata Busettini and Max Ferrero’s photos reveal real people dealing with harsh economic conditions.
On HBO’s “The Undoing,” the actors had to trust each other implicitly — as their characters in the show struggled to do the same.
Viola Smith1912-2020
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.