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As President Trump made a push to change the campaign’s dynamic, Joe Biden reiterated warnings about Trump’s “failed leadership.”
If President Trump is reelected, his loan-saddled properties could present a conflict of interest: He will owe enormous sums to banks that his government regulates.
Dozens of times over the past three years, President Trump has attempted to erase former president Barack Obama and the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) from the history of the Veterans Choice Act. (Monica Akhtar/The Post)
President Trump has told mistruths about the 2014 VA Choice Act more than 156 times, seeking to deny the contributions of rivals including former president Barack Obama and the late Sen. John McCain. His handling of the VA Choice legislation offers a crystalline window into the anatomy of a Trump lie. 
Friday’s tally is the first time the United States has seen more than 80,000 cases reported in one day, and surpasses the previous record set during a summer surge of cases across the Sun Belt. It comes as many states are seeing rising hospitalizations.
Yolanda McGriff hugs her 16-year-old daughter, Keionna, in Dallas. “My whole life changed from that one decision,” McGriff says of attending a May 30 demonstration with her daughter after George Floyd's death. (Zerb Mellish for The Post)
Analysis of arrests in 15 cities reveals most George Floyd protesters were charged with misdemeanors and lived within the metro area where they were arrested. The data contradicts suggestions by President Trump and other officials that those who took to the streets were mostly agitators from out of town, committing felonious acts.
According to a federal criminal complaint made public Friday, Ivan Harrison Hunter, a 26-year-old from Bourne, Texas, traveled to Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death and was captured on video May 28 firing 13 rounds from an AK-47 into the precinct building.
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The acrimony reflected pent-up anger in the judicial battles as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps to finalize the conservative jurist’s installation by Monday evening.
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Buehler carried a no-hitter into the fifth and struck out 10 batters across his six innings for Los Angeles.
Federal judge ordered the U.S. government to finalize a “binary choice” model for migrant families in custody.
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How Congress could change if undocumented immigrants are removed from the 2020 Census
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Nov. 30 on the Trump administration’s appeal to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.
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President Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if Joe Biden would have found a way to reach an Israel-Sudan accord. But Trump may not have received the response he expected.
Democrat Mike Espy, left, feeds his ballot into the submission machine on Nov. 27, 2018, in Ridgeland, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Money is on Mike Espy’s side, but Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) is heavily favored in a state where Republicans hold every single elected statewide office.

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White House announcement did not offer specifics on terms and timing. If Sudan were to establish ties with the Jewish state, it would become the third Arab country in recent weeks to do so, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
President Andrzej Duda is doing "fine" his spokesman said.
The deal was signed Friday in Geneva. (U.N./AFP/Getty Images)
Computer models are struggling to handle the system, making for a tricky forecast.
An unusually stark warning also referred to unspecified threats against the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
Andy Warhol’s “The Last Supper” at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2012. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The political consultant and author, who used to edit a weekly newspaper owned by Jared Kushner, is accused of stalking a doctor and harassing her colleague and the colleauge’s spouse. 
Cashe would be the first African American awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Preliminary report from advocates urges congressional Democrats to dig deeper into the detention center’s medical treatment of women in its custody.
An independent committee investigated the case of a trial participant who suffered a stroke and concluded it was not related to the vaccine, according to two individuals familiar with the trial.
At-large D.C. Council candidates from left Marcus Goodwin, Christina Henderson, Ed Lazere, Robert White, and Vincent Orange make up a crowded field of 23 candidates competing for two seats.
At-large council race exposes clashing agendas and divisions over which Washingtonians will benefit.
A cold front is moving through, and there could be a couple brief showers as it passes. It could be as much as 30 degrees cooler tomorrow!
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TikTok hopes to reduce violating videos by better explaining its rules.
The ruling escalates the fight over the state's efforts to usher in minimum wage and health care requirements for gig workers, including drivers.
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The president remains fixated on the stock market.
More than 400 companies are seeking to join the anti-Apple coalition.
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Humans pay close attention to books and one another. (Illustration by Craig Cutler for The Post)
English departments are increasingly under pressure to justify their existence. But have the eternal lessons of great books ever mattered more?
At Peter Chang’s NiHao in Baltimore, chef Pichet Ong shows his facility with savory dishes, too.
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After Connecticut high school football was postponed until the spring, parents and kids formed their own independent leagues with many of the same players and coaches from their school teams.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown was headed Friday to Tampa, where he will rejoin Tom Brady, his teammate for one game last season with the Patriots.
Knowing there was a car waiting to drive him to Tampa Bay after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins in Miami, Steve McLendon wanted to suit up with his Jets teammates one more time.
Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman play Jonathan and Grace Fraser in “The Undoing.” (HBO)
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After 20 albums, there continues to be nobody better at evangelizing his own lore than the Boss.
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She formed the Coquettes “all-girl” big band and championed women in the almost completely male preserve of 1930s and ’40s popular music.
The horror movie genre has historically undervalued its Black characters. In films such as “Get Out” and “Night of the Living Dead,” they shine.
Painting styles run the gamut from abstract to representational with spontaneity and verve.