Democracy Dies in Darkness
President Trump said he is considering five women for the Supreme Court opening and will announce his nomination on Friday or Saturday. Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Barbara Lagoa are considered the top contenders.
Senate Democrats can use procedural tactics to slow the confirmation process but need Republicans to break ranks to derail the pick.
Justices Elena Kagan, left, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a Women's History Month reception on Capitol Hill in 2015, (AP)
Today, women still make up only 27 percent of all federal judges. Change has been gradual partly because the path to a federal judgeship is so long.
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Trump supporters wave flags while standing on the roofs of their cars during a rally in Clackamas, Ore., Aug. 29. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
The filing marks the first time the prosecutor has publicly suggested specific criminal charges, including tax fraud, if the grand jury finds evidence to support them.
Baimadajie Angwang, assigned to a Queens precinct, was tracking supporters of Tibet, officials said.
President Trump said Oracle must have “total control” of a new entity, TikTok Global. ByteDance, TikTok‘s Chinese parent company, said it would keep majority control. The deal is far from a sure thing.

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Andrew Weissmann’s book, “Where Law Ends,” is an insider account of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Jackie Molloy for The Post)
In a tell-all book, Andrew Weissmann criticized the office of the special counsel for not subpoenaing the president and not saying explicitly that he obstructed justice.
In an interview with Fox News this month, Education Secretary DeVos spoke out against Joe Biden’s opposition to her school choice agenda.
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Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) worked on foreign policy issues at Human Rights Watch, but the ad claims he lobbied on a domestic issue.
The legislation omits farm bailout money sought by President Trump. Republicans have yet to endorse the plan.
Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the United States is ready to “stand alone” against Iran as most countries in the U.N. rejected the idea that the U.S. has a legal right to reimpose international sanctions.
Real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang was sentenced on graft charges, months after he wrote an essay slamming leader Xi Jinping’s response to the pandemic.
Two protesters separate recycling items from regular trash generated during a rally in Minsk on Sept. 13. (Misha Friedman for The Post)
Demonstrators seeking President Alexander Lukashenko’s ouster even take their shoes off to stand on public benches. Does politeness help or hinder their cause?
More than 170 countries are in talks to join the WHO plan, which aims to develop and distribute $2 billion of vaccine doses by the end of 2021.
“Our actions collectively have managed to get the virus under control,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.
As chief scientist, Ryan Maue would be tasked with helping to establish NOAA’s oceans and atmosphere research priorities as well as playing a role in enforcing its scientific integrity policy.
The deployment of unmanned vessels will make it possible for the Navy to expand to 355 ships, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. That amounts to a shift in what the Pentagon and Congress consider a warship.
In Woodstock, the influx of people from nearby New York has completely changed the feel of the town. (Angus Mordant for The Post)
Road to Recocery
Bidding wars are common in the Catskills these days as New York City residents seek space, fresh air, and fewer people and covid-19 cases.
The 2020 Census has been challenging to conduct amid coronavirus-related delays and legal and legislative battles. But as the count enters its final weeks of a truncated schedule, it has been dealt an unforeseen and potentially critical blow.
Storm-surge flooding is even raising coastal water levels in southeastern Louisiana, in part because of the broad wind field, with tropical storm-force winds extending  175 miles from the storm’s center.
A jabot collar is seen placed on the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New York Stock Exchange in honor of recently passed Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly)
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As one trader puts it, "We can’t even get one thing done, when it’s giving away $1 trillion."
There is broad bipartisan support in Congress for providing more government help to the airlines, which continue to struggle as fewer people travel because of the pandemic.
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William Crews was linked to the conservative website RedState, where, under the pseudonym “streiff,” he has ridiculed the government’s activity against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Climate Clock unveiled by artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd warned on Monday that there were 7 years and 101 days until Earth’s carbon budget is depleted, based on current emission rates.
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Hodo Thai Curry Nuggets. (Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)
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Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold celebrates a touchdown on Monday night. (Getty Images)
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Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard didn't realize the ring was in his gloves when he tossed them to a fan Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Carlson was a finalist for the first time in his career after finishing fourth in voting after the 2018-19 season and fifth in 2017-18.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with her family at the court in 1993. (AP)
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What looks like pretty scenery to us is a matter of deadly serious survival for trees.
“Water hammer” can be eliminated with arrestors that are easy to install.
He’s living off a small inheritance, and she wonders if he’s stay-at-home-dad material.
He was miffed that daughter-in-law wouldn’t let his wife drive the new SUV.
Friend asks if reader’s newly widowed mom plans to start dating.
Eugene Levy, left, and Daniel Levy, creators of “Schitt’s Creek,” accept the Emmy for outstanding comedy series during the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday. (Invision for the Television Academy/AP)
“Schitt’s Creek” became a sleeper hit after landing on Netflix, where fans found joy in binge-watching the show’s early seasons. By 2019, it was a bona fide smash.
The 2020 Emmy Awards went virtual, but that didn't stop "Schitt's Creek," "Watchmen" and "Succession" from dominating much of the show.
DeGeneres returned for her show's Season 18 premiere after a summer of negative headlines and reports of a toxic workplace environment.
Actors’ Equity Association, which represents more than 51,000 stage actors and managers across the United States took a rare departure from a position of neutrality.
Perspective
While the left was making Ruth Bader Ginsburg a rock star, the right was reshaping our entire legal infrastructure.
The Healthy Sail Panel — made up of epidemiologists, cruise executives and former heads of federal agencies — submitted a report with 74 best practices to the CDC.
Visitors can travel to the islands if they take a coronavirus test and test negative within 72 hours of their arrival in the state.
The package included a note: “You forgot something at Khao Yai National Park.”