Democracy Dies in Darkness
The court’s action carried outsized importance because of Pennsylvania’s pivotal role in the upcoming presidential election.
The president argued that the American people were no longer interested in taking precautions to prevent the coronavirus’s spread, even as the number of confirmed cases has been rising in most states.
In Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and many other Florida communities, voters lined up before the polls opened Monday.
Some people are still figuring out if they want a second term for President Trump. Fired-up voters can’t believe it, sometimes even exuding hatred for those who can’t decide. It wasn’t always this way.
Bartlett State Jail contributed to a third of a Texas city's budget. Inside, prisoners got little training or education to help them reintegrate into society.
Didi Elsyad, one of six Black students in her grade at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia, found confidence and self-love in her fight for diversity. But would the adults listen?
The Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets marched in the parade for the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Gov. Ralph Northam (D), a Virginia Military Institute graduate, said the “culture is unacceptable for any Virginia institution in the 21st century, especially one funded by taxpayers.”
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The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges in connection with some of the world’s most damaging cyber attacks, including disruption of Ukraine’s power grid and releasing a mock ransomware virus — NotPetya — that infected computers globally causing billions of dollars in damage.
Lisa Montgomery will be the first woman put to death by the federal government since 1953, when Bonnie Heady was executed for kidnapping and killing the 6-year-old son of a wealthy car dealer.
Washington Post staffers, including Thomas Boswell (middle), at the 2019 World Series. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
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Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin returned as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump on "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 17.
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Supporters gather for a Republican campaign rally with Vice President Pence on Sept. 14 in Belgrade, Mont. (Tommy Martino/AP)
In a state where voters routinely vote across party lines, personal connections have long mattered. The 2020 gubernatorial contest is different, led by ad spending and partisan identity, centered on President Trump.

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Biden is leading (+11) the national polling average.

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Two U.S. officials reportedly met with intelligence chief in rare high-level talks and discussed Austin Tice, abducted in Syria in 2012.
Saeb Erekat, the longtime public face of senior Palestinian leadership, tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. He is on a ventilator in an Israeli hospital.
Pro-democracy protesters wave the Thailand national flag in Bangkok on Sunday. (AP)
A lawsuit by writer E. Jean Carroll, who says President Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, has led to a fight over whether the president’s barbed denials were made in his official capacity.
The Wichita Police Department said Meredith Dowty, 59, was arrested Friday evening on a charge of criminal threat for allegedly sending the texts directed at Mayor Brandon Whipple (D).
Los Angeles County firefighters keep watch on the Bobcat Fire as it burns through the night in Juniper Hills, Calif., on Sept. 20. (Reuters)
The drought is exacerbating wildfires and taxing water resources.
Multiple early-season snowfalls are blanketing the north-central United States weeks earlier than normal.
Performing her job as a respiratory therapist with one hand feels natural to Savannah Stuard, but she knows it’s something unexpected for others. When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees heard about her work, he thanked her in a video.
Rules published Friday either strongly discourage or ban practices that many agencies have adopted, stressing management’s “sole and exclusive” authority to choose a penalty.
In November, the family of Bijan Ghaisar commemorates the second anniversary of his death at the Lincoln Memorial. (Tom Jackman/The Post)
Officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard were arraigned on an indictment handed up last week, then released on bond.
A state is considered high-risk if its average number of new coronavirus cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) said the government “simply cannot afford” the lost revenue during the pandemic.
There could be some late-night fog in spots. Temperatures head deeper into the 70s tomorrow.
Children are seen on a cocoa farm in 2019 in Ivory Coast. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
The president of Daniels Manufacturing Corp. told employees in a letter placed in their pay stub envelopers that the company “could be forced to begin permanent layoffs” if Joe Biden wins.
Hundreds of billions of dollars from the Cares Act remains uncommitted and may go unspent despite a scramble by White House to produce more aid.
China reported third-quarter growth figures that will probably make it the only country to grow, rather than contract, in 2020.
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The new high is still a number “well below” pre-covid volumes, which hit 2.6 million passengers the same day last year.
The pandemic’s long-term repercussions for tourism to key sites are still uncertain.
Buffalo, elk, a grand canyon, slot canyons and a sand cave all can be found in the southwest part of the state.
An hour outside Little Rock, taking the waters in a revitalized nineteenth-century spa town.