Democracy Dies in Darkness
For now, the early numbers overwhelmingly favor Democrats, but the gap has narrowed in several battleground states in recent days.
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In a three-part documentary, The Washington Post explores a failed response to the coronavirus pandemic that’s left 225,000 Americans dead, despite decades of preparation in Washington.
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Among the charges: Mar-a-Lago billed the government $3 apiece for glasses of water for Trump and Japan's Shinzo Abe.
The Trump campaign intervened in a court fight and one judge nominated by the president ruled to uphold the drop-box limit.
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In remarks Tuesday in Orlando, the former president went after President Trump in strikingly personal terms.
The apparent collapse of a deal touted during President Trump’s 2017 visit to Beijing may affect the tight U.S. Senate race in Montana.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium went into effect in September to help protect people from the novel coronavirus. But it has a loophole that allows landlords to continue evicting tenants.
A paddleboarder and dog on Meech Lake, in Quebec. (AP)
Officials in at least three Canadian provinces have linked Thanksgiving gatherings held in October to rising case numbers.
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Biden delivers remarks in Cincinnati on Oct. 12, 2020. (Reuters)
As president, Joe Biden says, he would push for letting people who enter bankruptcy discharge their student debts and protect the equity they have built in cars and homes.
Millions have registered to vote in Texas since 2016, and as with Arizona and Georgia, the shift seems to benefit Democrats.
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Democrats need to win the White House and then, given the likely loss in Alabama, gain three more seats to take over the majority. They have a path to do it but not much margin for error.

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Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by Economist-YouGov, NBC-WSJ, PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

No group has asserted responsibility for the abduction, which a senior government official in Niger said happened in Birnin Konni, a remote town close to the West African country’s border with Nigeria.
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“In each other,” the French and Turkish leaders “have found the ideal enemy.” They may well find it more satisfying to confront each other than to reckon with the challenges at their doorsteps.
The Flaminio Cemetery in Rome. (Ginevra Sammartino for The Post)
Terrorism has returned to the Afghan capital at a time of growing insurgent violence in rural areas.
Masks are required everywhere, and gatherings remain limited to 10 or fewer people. But more people are flouting the rules.
Firefighters work as the fire burns toward a home in Orange County on Monday. (Getty Images)
It will be the eleventh named storm to strike the United States this season.
“Tree carnage” has been reported in Oklahoma City, and the University of Oklahoma warned of “lightning-infested sleet and freezing rain storms” that would hit the campus.
Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend.
D.C., Maryland and Virginia reported daily numbers above their recent averages, with each jurisdiction seeing a rise this month. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he expects the pandemic to worsen this fall, but added that he has no plans to bring back the type of restrictions put in place earlier this year.
Viola Hubbard puts on her “election official” apron. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
As in-person voting begins in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Viola Hubbard will be the site coordinator at Ballou High School.
The initiative has the support of at least three council members and several council candidates.
The report found that most of the injuries that required hospitalization were suffered by the riders themselves. 
A persistently cloudy period continues today and tomorrow with temperatures in the comfortable 60s.
The D.C. poster artist’s timely, ubiquitous artworks create an iconography of the present.
At this Petworth ramen shop, chef-owner Eric Yoo ladles out escapes from a turbulent world.
Some cultural institutions, including a handful of Smithsonian museums, have reopened their doors to socially distanced visitors.
The company said it the ads would be banned for at least a week following the election, anticipating that results may take longer to come in.
Twitter started pushing two new prompts Monday. One tells users: “You might encounter misleading information about voting by mail,” and directs them to a page to find out more about mail-in voting. The other reminds users that election results might be delayed because of the increase in voting by mail.
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