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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.”
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 exposes the anatomy of a Trump lie. 
The sweeping executive order strips job protections from employees in policy roles across the government.
Friday’s tally, the first time the United States has seen more than 80,000 cases reported in one day,  comes as many states are seeing rising hospitalizations.
So many workers are sick or quarantining that critical services are faltering. As the virus's spread accelerates, the Belgian health minister said that it could soon escape authorities’ control.
Cases in the country are spiking sharply. One reason may be a long-held suspicion of doctors, partly a hangover from Soviet times.
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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.
The Rays, trailing 2-1, have one of the league's smallest payrolls, and their success will likely be held up by other general managers as an example.
A policeman gives the three-finger salute to pro-democracy protesters from a police bus in Bangkok on Oct. 17. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
Rising support for Thailand’s youth protests among police could hamper the government’s response.
The charges would mark the second major antitrust case against a tech giant after the United States sued Google this week.
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Former president Barack Obama speaks in support of Joe Biden during a drive-in rally Wednesday in Philadelphia. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Four years ago, President Barack Obama argued that his administration’s accomplishments were tied to the outcome. That’s true again as the 44th president ramps up his advocacy in the 2020 campaign’s final days.

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Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are refusing to tell members of Congress what gives them the legal right to use cellphone location data to track people inside the country without a warrant.
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. 
Andy Warhol’s “The Last Supper” at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2012. (Matt McClain/The Post)
It's a tricky question to answer. But it's likely fewer than Joe Biden is saying.
According to a federal criminal complaint, the 26-year-old from Texas fired his gun at the precinct in Minneapolis and allegedly shouted, “Justice for Floyd!”
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.
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Viola Smith1912–2020
She formed the Coquettes “all-girl” big band and championed women in the almost completely male preserve of 1930s and ’40s popular music.
On HBO’s “The Undoing,” the actors had to trust each other implicitly — as their characters in the show struggled to do the same.
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.