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The release serves as a contrast to President Trump, after new reports that he has paid minimal or no federal taxes in recent years.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is set to meet with nine senators, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham, who plans to start Supreme Court confirmation hearings Oct. 12.
Many USPS employees workers see recent cost-cutting changes that have slowed mail delivery as violating the spirit, if not the letter, of that law.
During the third and final presidential debate in 2016, moderator Chris Wallace looks over his notes. (Melina Mara/The Post)
The two have a history. But Democrats don’t expect the famously independent Fox anchor to go easy on Biden, either.
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Some of the companies had refused to release their government diversity reports as recently as last year.
In a rare public statement, Robert S. Mueller III responded to a tell-all written by Andrew Weissmann, suggesting the insider account was “based on incomplete information” and praising a top aide of whom the book was particularly critical.
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Flames from the Glass Fire consume the Black Rock Inn Sunday in St. Helena, Calif. (AP)
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Swiftly moving blazes roared into parts of Santa Rosa and nearby towns Sunday night through Tuesday, causing damage, sending tens of thousands fleeing and threatening the area’s tourism-based economy.
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The emailed requests for information are being sent by a new enforcement arm of the government committee that monitors foreign investment for national-security risks. The same committee advised Trump to order ByteDance to divest TikTok's U.S. business.
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The new burst of optimism comes one day after House Democrats unveiled a new coronavirus economic relief bill and stalled talks resumed.
American flags are displayed on the Mall in Washington, D.C., to honor those who have died of covid-19. (Bloomberg)
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The toll in the United States has been uniquely bad. Two out of every 50 people on the planet are American, but 10 out of every 50 deaths have occurred here. 
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Press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington in 2019 to mark the anniversary of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. (Reuters)
Critics of Saudi Arabia show signs of becoming more organized after the journalist’s killing in October of 2018.
During a trip, the secretary of state called Greece one of the United States’ closest military allies in Europe, as it remains mired in a maritime dispute with Turkey over energy resources.
As companies rethink Japan’s intense work culture, one chief executives plans to move his workers to a picturesque island.
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Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah was part of a ruling dynasty dating back more than 250 years.
A Maltese official initially suggested the country may try to retrieve the tooth from the young royal.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn speaks at the White House in 2017. (Reuters)
An uptick in activity could occur in a little over a week’s time, and signs point to a busy October. Suffice to say, Atlantic hurricane season is far from over.
The pace of construction has had the biggest impact on Arizona, where the U.S. government has accelerated the project by building through protected areas and federal lands.
The announcement comes a month after word of the job offer sparked an ethics probe and questions about a massive tax break the city official negotiated for the institution’s planned new hospital project.
Here are places voters can cast a ballot in the Washington region this election cycle — whether it’s through a ballot drop box, in-person early, at a “super vote center” or at a traditional precinct on Election Day. 
Dijon Williams was arrested in Georgia on a warrant charging him in the fatal shooting of a man in July, police said. He is a senior on Georgetown's football team.
The day care at Augustana Lutheran Church relies on tuition payments. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
The demand for child care is growing but is inconsistent and unpredictable, owners say.
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The direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange is one of the most anticipated initial public offerings for a tech company in years. But financial records suggest the secretive firm’s business may be overly concentrated among a handful of customers.
The company admitted to a multiyear scheme to manipulate market prices through illegal trading practices.
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Wage gains for those at the bottom failed to dent persistent economic inequality, according to the latest Survey of Consumer Finances.
The offer by Activision Blizzard is an acknowledgement that competitive gaming faces some serious financial challenges because the novel coronavirus has made in-person events near impossible to conduct.
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Male baboons don’t just interact with females when they want to mate: They also engage in platonic grooming, a behavior known as a way for primates to bond and destress.
Researchers concluded that the reduction in the mixing of ocean layers is piling up warm water near the surface while cutting back on the circulation of cold, deep water.
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup this week. (Perry Nelson/USA Today)
The postseason will be remembered as equal parts surprising, entertaining, nerve-racking and heartbreaking as it was successful. 
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Mitchell Trubisky could never overcome being drafted ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, but Jared Goff, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray have ascended to the top of their classes.
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Beneath Newton's outlandish wardrobe is a driven competitor who fits just fine with the Patriot Way.
Kurt Beathard, whose father was the general manager for Washington’s 1980s Super Bowl teams, was the offensive coordinator at Illinois State. 
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The Minnesota Vikings have lost their first three games of the season for the first time since 2013 and are in a dire situation.
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