Democracy Dies in Darkness
Senate Republicans, kicking off a Supreme Court fight, plan to move the nomination quickly and Democrats have little chance to block the nominee, who would cement a conservative majority on the court for years. Barrett is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and a favorite of conservatives.
A majority of Americans oppose efforts by President Trump and the GOP-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the election, according to a Post-ABC News poll.
Lawmakers, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice whose trailblazing career changed the face of gender equality in the United States.
At issue are nine ballots found this month in an election office trash can in Luzerne County, Pa., that had been thrown out by a contractor, officials said.
They pilloried the decision not to prosecute any Louisville police officers  in an emotional news conference in Jefferson Square Park, which has become a hub of protest activity since police killed Taylor in March.
The White House’s involvement appears to go beyond the perfunctory review that agency officials had expected, and is likely to reinforce public concerns that a coronavirus vaccine may be rushed to benefit the president’s reelection campaign.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed to reopen schools for working families. But even in the city's poorest neighborhoods, Black and Latino families, frightened of the virus, are keeping children home.
A woman exits the deserted Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station at rush hour earlier this month. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
From the nation's capital to New York to Los Angeles, hopes of a quick recovery for deserted central business districts have sputtered and fear is rising that the long-term collapse of downtown economies could be irreversible.
Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of past infection with the novel coronavirus as of late July, suggesting that most of the country may still be vulnerable to infection, according to one of the largest studies of its kind published Friday in the journal The Lancet.
Sweden’s state epidemiologist, world famous for anti-lockdown measures, warned that the country is heading in the "wrong direction."
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Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march along the Willamette River during a rally in Portland, Ore., in 2019. (AP)
Portland has seen intensifying demonstrations since the first Black Lives Matter marches after the death of George Floyd in May. On Saturday, political extremes are expected to clash again.
The crop was the “green gold” of West Bank farmers. Water woes have driven most out of business.
“They’re killing me moneywise,” the GOP senator said while being interviewed on another topic. “Help me again.”
The department provided new details to Congress and the courts suggesting flaws in the FBI’s pursuit of a connection between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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.
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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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A ballot-sorter in Doylestown, Pa. (Rachel Wisniewski/Bloomberg News)
The top election official is warning about a technicality that could jeopardize mail-in voting.
A prominent Democratic donor is urging groups to change course as the election nears.
Officials claimed she was given the award by “mistake,” but documents and interviews show discovery of her social media posts critical of Trump inspired the decision, the State Department inspector general found.
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.
A possible designation of the Houthi group as a terror organization would reinforce the U.S. campaign to pressure Tehran but could complicate aid and peace efforts.
Mustapha Adib, who had been backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, failed to unite competing factions.
Angelo Becciu holds a news conference in Rome near the Vatican on Friday. (Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters)
Australia and Britain, among other countries, have seen low levels of adherence to self-isolation guidelines or rules in recent months.
The attack comes amid a historic trial of alleged accomplices in a deadly 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper and on a kosher supermarket outside Paris.
A U.S. Postal Service worker removes mail from a dropbox in San Francisco last month. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)
State officials hope an agreement will act as a firewall against challenges from President Trump on the legitimacy of vote-by-mail.
Canceling classes Nov. 3 could free students to volunteer at the polls and drive voter turnout, advocates said.
A snapshot of fall enrollment shows fewer students are pursuing undergraduate degrees this semester as the coronavirus continues to sow fears of infection and devastate the economy.
Hot and dry air blowing from land to sea will lead to dangerous wildfire conditions in California yet again this weekend and next week.
Blum, a member of the University of California Board of Regents, is also the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
They were tested after a member of the Executive Mansion staff had developed symptoms and received a positive test result.
The ACLU of Virginia claims officials have violated for a second time a May settlement of a lawsuit over coronavirus in prisons.
Safeguards are in place to keep people from voting twice, elections officials said.
Ixel Blandon McIntire, 8, works with her mom, Ixi Barrios Blandon, in the schoolhouse her dad built her using materials donated by neighbors. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
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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Journeyman chef Deepak Sarin brings Indian regional cooking — and a lot of eggs — to Vienna
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.
Democrats said the announcement that 33 million seniors would receive the one-time break was a political ploy funded by taxpayer money.
With multiple meteor showers, including arguably the year’s best, along with full moons, planetary appearances and flyovers of the International Space Station, there’s plenty to enjoy by looking up.
Beginning in mid-October, the airline will offer drive-through testing to its customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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In a court filing, the Trump administration said the president's order does not stop companies from requesting to use the controversial sonic blasts to search for offshore oil.
As LSU prepares to open a new season, the year has brought a spate of reminders that Louisiana always seems to experience its joy, pain and resiliency in outsized degrees.
In the new sports paradigm, hero worship often comes with both a message and a call to action.
Baseball played on during the novel coronavirus pandemic and has nearly reached the postseason. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Beginning Tuesday, baseball’s shortest season gives way to its largest playoffs ever.
This drone photo shows the “Oregon Pioneer” sculpture atop the Oregon Capitol building, with smoke-filled skies as a backdrop in Salem on Sept. 8. (AP)
Experts share their tips for vetting fabric, construction and more when you can’t check out pieces in person.
Online story times and pickup craft kits are among the ways kids can connect with books.
And he won’t stand his ground, even when they’re paying their own way.
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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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