Democracy Dies in Darkness
Strong support among women powers former vice president Joe Biden’s advantages in both states, while rising coronavirus concerns in Wisconsin are hampering President Trump, according to a pair of Washington Post-ABC News polls.
At least 71 million have already voted, compared with 139 million total ballots cast four years ago. With Texas leading the way, motivated voters are turning out early to ensure their votes are counted amid the pandemic.
The campaign said it had provided enough buses for the event but that traffic on the two-lane road outside the airport was throttled to one direction.
The major indexes are down more than 5 percent this week amid a surge in new coronavirus cases and growing signs that economic relief negotiations have stalled.
The protections had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades.
Carol Coates and her mother Dale Coates. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
The illness of Carol Coates, a 46-year-old teacher who worked nine miles from the White House, unfolded in what seemed like a different universe than the one described by President Trump. 
The seniors are back on the field in suburban Maryland despite the dangers of the coronavirus.
By returning to the field in the aftermath of his team’s win, Justin Turner — who left Tuesday’s game and was placed in isolation because of a positive coronavirus test — thrust baseball into society’s divide over how to deal with the pandemic.
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The death of Walter Wallace Jr. set off spasms of anger in Philadelphia. Authorities have revealed only a few details about the episode, saying they were still trying to understand what the officers knew when they encountered him and why they opened fire.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during a Senate committee hearing. (Reuters)
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The pandemic might have cheated the Dodgers out of their place as one of baseball's greatest teams.
Cecilia Chiang1920-2020
Her legendary San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin, introduced generations of Americans to authentic Chinese provincial cooking.
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Readying for war: Inside an armed right-wing group in Utah
The Utah Citizens' Alarm is a self-styled militia that formed in response to protests for racial justice this spring.
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Voters fill out ballots on Monday after waiting in line for several hours in Brooklyn. (Reuters)
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Analysis
President Trump has repeatedly complained that he was on track for an easy reelection before the pandemic hit. He wasn’t.
Analysis
Unlike 2016, Trump’s ability to win in many states this year depends not only on people making up their minds (undecided voters) but on people changing their minds.

National polling average

Biden is leading (+10) the national polling average.

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Biden

53%

Trump

43%

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

The U.S. attacks appeared to represent the most intensive period of American counterinsurgent activity in Yemen since 2001, the study said, and resulted in at least 86 likely civilian deaths.
Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczyński on the balcony of their apartment in Berlin. (Marzena Skubatz for The Post)
Chancellor Angela Merkel said ICU beds are filling and that contact tracing has broken down.
The government’s heavy-handed tactics threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the election.
Assistant Attorney General John Demers said China’s Operation Foxhunt sometimes targeted individuals who might have violated financial laws and were legitimate targets of law enforcement investigations. But many other targets, he said, were political “rivals, dissidents, critics” of the government.
Haji Najibullah, 42, was in federal custody in New York awaiting his initial appearance before a judge.
A patrol wagon loaded with confiscated moonshine in Washington on Jan. 23, 1922. (AP)
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Pennsylvania authorities are asking for the public’s help in piecing together what happened.
Jessica and Jayla Hill were charged with first-degree attempted murder and are being held without bail.
Despite the rise, caseloads in the Washington area are far below those in many other states.
Daniel Swain, a retired correctional officer, refused requests to put on a facial covering at a Harford County polling site.
The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond. (AP)
The judge halted the governor from removing the statue of the Confederate general right away, giving the group trying to save it time to appeal.
An employee checks temperatures of passengers before they board a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver International Airport on Oct. 26. (Matthew Staver for The Post)
Dozens of websites, social media apps and e-commerce platforms remain flooded with QAnon's debunked claims.
Often called the law that “created the Internet,” the legal section is under fire again. So what is it?
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Millions of Americans are expected to flock to similar websites in the final week of the 2020 election.
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Justin Turner and the Dodgers celebrate their World Series title. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The Dodgers' star third baseman deserved to celebrate, but this troubling year once again called for sacrifice.
The Lakers star said he knows it's not feasible for Los Angeles to celebrate its NBA and World Series championships during a spike in coronavirus cases. But it didn't stop him from making a plea.
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The analytics-driven Rays removed a starting pitcher who had a 1-0 lead, struck out nine, and hadn’t walked anyone in his more than six innings of work.
It's the 36th pandemic-related college football cancellation or postponement since early September, and the first for the Big Ten.
After 35 years of owning the team, Gail Miller has agreed to sell the NBA franchise and its arena to Ryan Smith, the co-founder of Qualtrics, a technology company.
Helen Mirren, left, and Sarah Cooper lip-sync to Billy Bush and Donald Trump while reenacting the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape for Cooper's new Netflix special. (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)
In her new Netflix special, "Everything's Fine," comedian Sarah Cooper contends with our grotesque reality — to mixed results.
Kevin Eastman has revived "The Last Ronin," an idea he helped conceive in 1987, before TMNT took off.
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These tales of imaginary monsters, ghosts and goblins offer frightful delights.
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The story of a hair weave with a mind of its own satirizes racist beauty norms.
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A provocative exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston harnesses the creative energy of hip-hop and Afrofuturism.