Democracy Dies in Darkness
The effort reflects a broader reality for Democrats: Many of the voters who were energized to come to the polls for Barack Obama did not turn out for Hillary Clinton, contributing heavily to her loss.
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Researchers say the online feedback loop between Trump, high-profile influencers and rank-and-file followers is a danger to the election.
The chief justice is the only member of the court who has not dissented in any ruling on voting accommodations.
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President Trump in 2017 signing a resolution disapproving the Obama-era Stream Protection Rule aimed at coal-mining operations. (Ron Sachs/Pool/Getty Images)
The administration has accelerated its push to deregulate in the weeks before the election and has 40 more rollbacks underway.
The service is discarding its decades-old height standards, but others obstacles remain across the military.
Jeremy Carl, who has called Black Lives Matter a racist organization, cited an opinion by a leading alt-right figure who said Black people destroy any civilization they control.
Republican Jackie Johnson, who previously coasted to victory, faces an independent who made the ballot late this year in part because of people seeking “Justice for Ahmaud.”
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Allegheny County workers process mail ballots Thursday at the Election Division's warehouse in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Local election officials are bracing for possible legal filings challenging the tabulation of mail-in and absentee ballots, which have arrived in record-shattering numbers ahead of Election Day. 
The House speaker cited a litany of differences in a letter to the treasury secretary days ahead of election.

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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 battles between Armenia and Azerbaijan have claimed thousands of lives and may escalate further.
Others play down fears of a less supportive stance toward Taipei, pointing to a fundamental shift in U.S.-China relations.
People visit a cemetery on the outskirts of Mexico City. (Marco Ugarte/AP)
Cemeteries have been ordered closed on the night when families commune with the spirits of loved ones.
The report concluded that the party did not adequately address anti-Semitism within its ranks during Corbyn’s time at the helm.
Two referendum questions were put to voters alongside Oct. 17 elections in which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term.
The storm affected 17 early-voting centers on the second-to-last day of early voting in Georgia, where polls show tight presidential and congressional races.
While the crusading journalist claimed “censorship,” his former editors accused him of trying to publish unsupported innuendo.
Christian Zionist activist Mike Evans sued Georgia megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin over fundraising to benefit Holocaust survivors in Israel. 
The world’s largest retailer said Thursday that customers can continue to purchase guns and ammunition by request. Walmart currently sells firearms at about half of its 4,700 U.S. stores.
The average is the highest in the region since Aug. 8 and mirrors a national increase.
The large and conspicuous banner, visible to hundreds of thousands of motorists, was taken down by its backers to make way for a state project to ease traffic snarls.
Zoey Schneider, 9, affixes spiders to webs as she decorates her front porch with parents Drew and Heather. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
With socially distant parades, scavenger hunts and candy chutes, the pandemic has shifted celebrations away from traditional trick-or-treating.
It’s chilly today and into Halloween. Frost and freeze are possible tonight in western parts of the area.
Shibuya Eatery, from veteran chef Darren Norris, serves expert noodles, skewers and more
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.
The collective shrug from analysts highlights the depths of investor faith in the iPhone maker and its CEO, Tim Cook.
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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.
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Pandemic-fueled online shopping, coupled with the expected crush of holiday sales, has led Amazon to add 400,000 jobs this year.
YouTube now has 30 million paid subscribers, up from 20 million at the beginning of the year.
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Star quarterback Trevor Lawrence of No. 1 Clemson will be in isolation for at least 10 days. (AP)
Perspective
There is no bigger or more important star, no young sports leader handling every facet of this traumatic year better than Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Yet he is no match for the novel coronavirus.
The junior quarterback, a leading candidate to go No. 1 in next year’s NFL draft, is set to miss the top-ranked Tigers’ game Saturday against Boston College.
Cornhuskers fans are seeing big red after the Nebraska-Wisconsin game was canceled. 
Atlanta beat Carolina, 25-17, as Teddy Bridgewater throws a final-minute interception for the Panthers after reentering the game following a third-quarter exit on a play on which two Atlanta defenders were called for illegal hits.
The former heavyweight champions will headline a four-bout card on Nov. 28 at Staples Center.
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.
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The novel may be obsessed with death, but it’s never dour.
Fans were thrilled for "Big Brother: All Stars" — only to be disappointed in this season, which Cody Calafiore won on Wednesday night.