Democracy Dies in Darkness
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020
Leading the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc, Ginsburg was a legal pioneer who backed affirmative action and defended abortion rights. Her notable rulings and dissents advanced feminist themes, including the groundbreaking 1996 decision ordering the Virginia Military Institute to allow women to enroll.
The bronze statue “Raise Up” is part of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honoring thousands of people killed in lynchings. (AP)
It’s the first such government-backed commission created to confront a jurisdiction’s brutal history of lynchings and increase the public’s understanding of the practice.
Police departments have reported a spate of retirements and say recruitment is increasingly difficult. Officers were further shaken by the Sept. 12 ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies as they sat in a police car. 
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FBI Director Christopher A. Wray testified in Congress about Russian interference in the 2020 election and antifa protesters. He gave answers Trump didn’t like.
The legislation is expected to be voted on in the House next week, followed by the Senate. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin negotiated the deal on behalf of the administration and President Trump is expected to sign the bill, though he has engaged in brinksmanship at such moments in the past.
A man gets his temperature checked at Newark Liberty International Airport. (Getty Images)
Under the legislation, the Transportation Security Administration would have 30 days to create a pilot program for travelers to have their temperatures scanned.
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Duaa AbdelHameid, a resident in Boston, was inspired to protest after seeing firsthand the impact of Covid-19 on people of color.
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Voters wait in line to vote at the Loudoun County Office of Elections on Friday. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Voters said they feel a sense of urgency about the presidential election — and don’t trust the U.S. mail.
In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
With a month and a half to go before the 2020 election, the Trump administration apparently is over whatever hang-ups it had about Puerto Rico's corruption.
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The Metro board unanimously endorsed several service cuts, including reduced Metrorail hours, which would take effect next year. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
Lacking fare revenue, the transit agency has signaled it could cut rail hours and lay off hundreds of workers.
In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) eased restrictions on indoor dining to coincide with a new statewide restaurant week promotion that his administration created.
Nearly two dozen students in Denton Hall have contracted the coronavirus, triggering new rules for their neighbors.
Officials announced targeted measures in England, France, Spain and elsewhere to combat the coronavirus, and other countries appeared to be on the brink of doing the same.
Influential academics in Beijing fear President Trump will turbocharge his attacks on China to generate support and distract from domestic problems.
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre / Hans Lucas/for The Washington Post)
Smoke from wildfires fills the sky over Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo)
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.
The university's president wrote earlier this month about efforts to combat racism on campus.
Academics who study how democracies die offered dire warnings about a second term for President Trump.
Jerry Harris, a prominent figure in the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” was sued Monday by twin boys in Texas who allege he solicited sex, sent over sexually explicit images and requested nude photos.
Lynn Foley, right,reaches out to her mother, Vernice Huff, as they celebrate Huff’s 100th birthday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla. (AP)
A special panel seeks more money for testing, personal protective equipment, registered nurses, infection control training and staff salary increases, but the panel is silent on nursing homes' own responsibilities.
Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., club billed $188,000 in previously unknown charges for a period that coincided with a visit by Ivanka Trump.
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Urged by employees to do more amid a global pandemic and social unrest, companies step up their efforts to mobilize votes in 2020.
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If you're a federal employee looking to volunteer at the polls or on the campaign trail, make sure you're not violating the Hatch Act.
Dwayne Haskins is out to prove he deserves to be the Washington Football Team's franchise quarterback. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Before he coached Dwayne Haskins, Ron Rivera got some important advice from Urban Meyer: Challenge him.
The Nationals' Kyle Finnegan, 29, made the majors this summer after seven years in the minors. He wished his family could have seen it first-hand.
As college football games get canceled, the Big Ten plans to play nine in nine weeks.
The series marks an unusual end to an unconventional season, which paused for months amid the pandemic and then shifted to Canada for the postseason.
Erick Fedde allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings to help Washington to a 5-0 victory over the Marlins.
President Trump made claims about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Much depends on what happens, but here is what we can really expect.
Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment.
Penny Brown, 2, is held by her mother, Heather Brown, for a coronavirus test in Seattle. (AP)
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The decline of coverage illustrates both the shortcomings of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law and repeated attempts by President Trump and Republicans to undermine it.
Geoff Edgers and Jalen Rose on August 21, 2020 in Edgers’ twice weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)
In an era when the genre was focused on girl-chasing and lewd jokes, this high school romp starring Emma Stone redefined coming-of-age confidence.
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Even with the local nightlife on hold, D.C.’s native funk music feels as resonant as ever.
“Nomadland,” a modern-day road picture starring Frances McDormand, was one of several festival films that felt eerily of-the-moment.
Scuba divers explore the Dixie Arrow wreck. (Ann Sommers)
As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
Veterans offer newly fledged digital nomads tips for life on the road when the temperature drops.
There are apps for that — and strategies that don’t require membership in loyalty programs.
In the market for an abandoned cruise ship? The company has announced plans to sell off older ships in the coming months.