Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, and administration scrambles to respond

“This is total chaos,” a senior administration official said on a day when Cabinet secretaries denied that the United States had “abandoned” its Syrian Kurdish allies to invading Turkish forces.

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Syrian troops loyal to Assad back into Kurdish areas

The announcement by the Syrian Democratic Forces further undermines the prospect of any continued U.S. presence along the Turkish border.

Hunter Biden to leave Chinese firm’s board, won’t take foreign work if father wins election

The move underscored how Hunter Biden’s foreign work has become a major issue in the race, raising questions about whether Joe Biden failed to understand a potential for a conflict of interest with his son’s work.

Schiff hints that panel may not press whistleblower to testify in person

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said protecting the person's identity is “our primary interest.”
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Gordon Sondland is about to blow a hole in Trump’s defense

A text message has been a linchpin of the president's defense on Ukraine. But on Saturday night, the linchpin broke.
An abandoned home west of Lisman, Ala., still has some reminders of the people who lived there. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
An abandoned home west of Lisman, Ala., still has some reminders of the people who lived there. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman Mayor Jason Ward brainstorms in his office at an abandoned school. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman Mayor Jason Ward brainstorms in his office at an abandoned school. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman’s “Boots for Glory” float rolls past Courthouse Square in Butler, Ala. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman’s “Boots for Glory” float rolls past Courthouse Square in Butler, Ala. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
The Democratic Party’s influence in Alabama has diminished. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
The Democratic Party’s influence in Alabama has diminished. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Maurice Johnson, 10, roams a crumbling classroom at the former Lisman Elementary School. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Maurice Johnson, 10, roams a crumbling classroom at the former Lisman Elementary School. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)

‘I don’t think they know we exist’

At a moment when American politics has become a raw and racially polarized struggle for power, a small, rural, mostly poor and mostly African American town in Alabama is one of the most powerless places of all.
The reigning Olympic champion later returned to the arena and won a 25th medal in the final event in what is likely to be her final world championships.
Campaign 2020
The independent senator from Vermont has been sidelined since he was rushed to a hospital on Oct. 1. The nearly three-hour showdown in Ohio will mark his return to the campaign.
Thousands of troops and rescue workers were dispatched after the storm tore through Tokyo and large swaths of Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday, bringing record-breaking rains to many areas.
Experts say the behavior of Kaylene Bowen-Wright, a Texas woman who last week was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to injury of a child, suggests a diagnosis of Munchausen by proxy.
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Perspective
Washington finally feels the relief of victory against Miami after encountering a team with even bigger issues.
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The new MoMA is a lot bigger. But you may not learn as much about the art.

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