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.
Oshkosh, Wis., is both a political hotspot and a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic as Election Day approaches. (Darren Hauck for The Post)
Oshkosh, Wis., is a political hot spot, a city of 67,000 in one of the key counties that twice backed Barack Obama and then helped elect Donald Trump. The state is likely to again be crucial to the outcome of the race for president.
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.
Joe Biden launched a closing argument promising to heal the country in the spirit of FDR, while President Trump attacked Democrats, mail-in ballots and virus testing.
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The former president went after President Trump in strikingly personal terms in remarks Tuesday in Orlando.
Police and protesters clashed for the second consecutive night, but officers, aided by National Guardsmen, took a more aggressive tack and made several arrests.
Attorneys representing the family of the Black man police killed last week and his wounded girlfriend applauded the quick firing of an officer but said they plan to file a civil suit against the cityof Waukegan, a midsize community about 40 miles north of Chicago that seeks both settlement money plus “injunctive relief.”.
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.
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Dodgers players celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in Game 6 on Tuesday. (AP)
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.
Engineers and advocates of the lowest-ranked caste say that tech companies don't understand caste bias and haven't explicitly prohibited caste-based discrimination.
Red flag warnings blanketed the entire state for “critical” fire conditions because of dry weather and strong winds in some higher elevations.
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The resistance has grown larger thanks to presidential candidates with starkly different views about masks, as well as the pandemic.
Medicare moved Tuesday to terminate the Andbe Home from its program after at least 10 deaths, cutting it off from federal dollars and imposing thousands of dollars in fines.
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Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Some observers wonder whether the 2000 decision could play a role in the litany of voting disputes reaching the high court this election cycle.
National security adviser Robert O’Brien traveled to Minnesota and Wisconsin, leading to concerns about the use of taxpayer-funded official trips for what critics say are thinly veiled activities designed to boost President Trump in key political battlegrounds.
For now, the early numbers overwhelmingly favor Democrats, but the gap has narrowed in several battleground states in recent days.

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

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Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by 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.
Officials in at least three Canadian provinces have linked Thanksgiving gatherings held in October to rising coronavirus case numbers.
A tank is used as a monument at the entrance of the city of Chouchi, overlooking Stepanakert, in Nagorno-Karabakh. (Alexis Pazoumian)
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The government’s heavy-handed tactics threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the election.
A record number of Americans have been trying to give up citizenship this year. But their plans have been delayed because of cutbacks to consular services, leaving the would-be renouncers to consider the potential consequences: closed bank accounts, canceled loans and disrupted lives.
Raniere’s promises of personal improvement had attracted celebrities and wealthy participants.
One department saw its use-of-force incidents drop 28 percent with one training aimed at addressing encounters with subjects who aren’t armed with a gun but are in crisis.
D.C., Maryland and Virginia reported daily numbers above their recent averages, with each jurisdiction seeing a rise this month.
Some members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging Hogan to negotiate with the project’s private partner.
D.C. police stand in front of a police station in the 6000 block of Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington during a confrontation with protesters. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
Police tried to pull over the driver of a Revel electric scooter on Friday for riding on the sidewalk and not wearing a helmet. The driver, Karon Hylton, 20, crashed and later died. 
Rain moves in tonight, courtesy of the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta, with a solid one to three inches likely by tomorrow night.
Some political advertisers said their ads were blocked despite being submitted and approved before the Oct. 27 deadline.
The company said it the ads would be banned for at least a week following the election, anticipating that results may take longer to come in.
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The Houston Astros celebrate their World Series victory in 2017. (AP)
Ben Reiter’s reconsideration of the Astros comes as other writers — together with fans, executives and players — are also thinking about what the sign-stealing scandal meant to the sport.
Dallas could be facing big decisions this offseason, and New England is struggling without Tom Brady.
After seven games, the most important lesson is that this team doesn’t know who its franchise quarterback is, although cornerstone defenders have emerged.
Asked about his plans for 2021, the quarterback said, “We’ll just have to see how things unfold.”
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the sprinter’s prosthetics provide an unnatural advantage.
Confrontational interviews with Trump surrogates have become a cable-news ritual. Here are some of the most contentious moments. (Drea Cornejo/The Post)
Even typically neutral anchors have adopted a stern, sharp-edged approach with slippery Team Trump interview subjects. It’s made for some compelling TV news.
So, you’re off the bottle. Time to let yourself off the hook from shame, too.
Reader recovers after long treatment, and then girlfriend leaves.
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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.
The story of a hair weave with a mind of its own satirizes racist beauty norms.
Kevin Eastman has revived "The Last Ronin," an idea he helped conceive in 1987, before TMNT took off.
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Washington’s debut novel, following his acclaimed story collection ‘Lot,’ captures the complexities of love, race and what connects us.
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A provocative exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston harnesses the creative energy of hip-hop and Afrofuturism.