Democracy Dies in Darkness
The Justice Department said in a news release that its resolution of the case “includes the largest penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer.”
Senate GOP leaders largely oppose a giant new spending bill that the administration has been negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Breonna Taylor would be alive today if police had given her and her boyfriend less time to respond before breaking down their door in a raid, a Louisville police officer said.
The Women's March has given women the occasion to express their disapproval with the president. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
The president’s wheedling and whining isn’t working.
Caught off guard in 2016, federal and local officials as well as tech leaders in Silicon Valley say they are determined to prevent a repeat of 2016.
Some of President Trump's policies would immediately be reversed, he pledged if elected. Others will have to wait for policy reviews within a new administration.
The president’s reelection effort is centered on the same bubble in which he has been living since 2017.
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The agency sent the letter in response to a demand from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe disputed the idea that Russia orchestrated the discovery of a computer that may have belonged to Joe Biden’s son.
Some safety advocates are also skeptical of whether the rest of the world is ready for cars that drive themselves.
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Obama hits the campaign trail for Biden
Former president Barack Obama is campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Oct. 21 in swing state Pennsylvania.
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The FixAnalysis
In newly released written answers, the Supreme Court nominee declined to weigh in on yet more issues that seem to have clear legal answers — and pretty much anything that touched on President Trump's controversies.
The Daily 202Analysis
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not want a pre-election stimulus deal that would highlight GOP divisions.

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Pope Francis has long expressed an interest in outreach to the church’s LGBT followers, but his remarks have often stressed general understanding and welcoming — rather than substantive policies. (Reuters)
The pontiff’s remarks came in a new documentary and were quoted by the Catholic News Agency. They represent his clearest stance to date on a contentious issue inside the Catholic Church.
Several people died and dozens were wounded after Nigerian security forces opened fire at a protest against police brutality Tuesday night in Lagos, witnesses and human rights groups said.
Some have questioned whether the government is going too far with its crackdown — conducting raids, threatening deportations and targeting organizations with tenuous connections to Paty’s beheading.
Police said they are investigating attacks that took place this month.
Hyrine Mita found a new light in her life where she least expected it: a garbage dump.
Hundreds of migrant children are scattered across the country, living in foster care or with relatives, during a pandemic that has all but halted the legal effort to locate their parents.
The incident, which is being investigated by the Providence Police Department and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, has rocked the state this week.
Athletics are exempt from the order, so the University of Michigan's football team will keep preparing to host rival Michigan State on Oct. 31 for the team’s first home game.
Marcella Mares was flooded with responses from women who have faced similar situations.
The outfit put Miami police officer Daniel Ubeda in the position of campaigning both while on duty and also within a polling location.
James Dale Reed, 42, left a letter on the doorstep of a Frederick home that displayed Biden-Harris signs, prosecutors said. The letter also threatened supporters of the Democratic presidential ticket.
The seven-day average in new cases recently has exceeded 10 new infections per 100,000 residents.
Planet Word, D.C.’s newest museum, is set to open Oct. 22 in the historic Franklin School building downtown. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
Museum Review
Delayed due to the pandemic, the new museum features lots of video and interactive displays.
Playwright-performer Psalmayene 24 explores his relationship with his late father in his work in progress ‘Dear Mapel.’
The Bidens could bring "positive energy" to the D.C. dining scene if they take the White House, says one restaurateur.
Hospital Puc de Campinas in Brazil will test a vaccine. (Leandro Ferreira/Fotoarena/Sipa USA)
The Finance 202Analysis
The central bank’s efforts to keep the economy afloat are undermining the long-term future of the U.S. pension system.
The lawsuit will put to the test whether century-old federal antitrust rules are sufficiently powerful to keep the country's technology giants in check.
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The New York Giants earned their first win of the season on Sunday with a 20-19 triumph over quarterback Kyle Allen and the Washington Football Team. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Welcome to the 2020 NFC East, possibly the worst division in NFL history.
World SeriesPerspective
Star-crossed Clayton Kershaw, October's most mesmerizing figure, guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to a win in Game 1 of the World Series by mastering the Tampa Bay Rays.
There is even more urgency for the team this upcoming season than in the one that recently concluded.
As the pandemic scrambled the sports schedule, the lead announcer for Fox Sports’s baseball and football coverage has seen his itinerary warped, too.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Buck said. “That stuff ain’t happenin’ with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket," Aikman said.
Harry Smith, curator of “The Anthology of American Folk Music,” one of the most influential collections of the 20th century. (John Cohen Archives)
In the lead-up to the election, country music artists including Maren Morris and the Chicks continue to push back on the genre’s stereotypes.
Seven months into the pandemic, some of us just want a happy ending. These selections deliver.