Democracy Dies in Darkness
Elections officials in the critical swing state are being inundated with complaints from first-time and absentee voters having difficulty registering to vote or requesting a mail ballot, fueling anxiety just as today’s 5 p.m. deadline approaches.
Democratic voters, party officials and campaign aides are caught between optimism and dread, the residue of seeing Hillary Clinton’s expectations of victory dashed.
Biden campaign staffers confer at an office while distributing signs to supporters in Easton, Pa. (Mark Makela for The Post)
Joe Biden’s campaign has quietly built a multimillion-dollar operation with dozens of people monitoring the Web and deploying countermeasures.
This undated photo shows George Floyd, left, Cal Wayne, center, and another friend. Floyd and Wayne shared a prison block and were close through Wayne’s childhood. (Courtesy of Cal Wayne)
The school responded by saying it would not meet the monetary and personnel demands but that it had taken steps over the summer to address allegations of bullying and demeaning behavior by coaches.
Fair Wayne Bryant had received a life sentence under Louisiana's habitual offender laws.
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Exactly where they are buried remains a century-old mystery. On Monday, the city will begin digging for a second time in Oaklawn Cemetery.
The 60-foot monument in Richmond became the focal point of protests this summer over racial inequity.
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The Trump administration had asked the court to intervene after receiving adverse decisions in lower courts.
Two U.S. officials reportedly met with intelligence chief in rare high-level talks and discussed Austin Tice, abducted in Syria in 2012.
Johns Hopkins University’s graduate school for international studies is allowing students from its China and U.S. campuses to attend classes at its site in Italy, reimagining what a global school really means.
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SNL vs. reality: Trump and Biden's dueling town hall events
Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin returned as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump on "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 17.
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Supporters gather for a Republican campaign rally with Vice President Pence on Sept. 14 in Belgrade, Mont. (Tommy Martino/AP)
In a state where voters routinely vote across party lines, personal connections have long mattered. The 2020 gubernatorial contest is different, led by ad spending and partisan identity, centered on President Trump.

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Pro-democracy protesters wave the Thailand national flag in Bangkok on Sunday. (AP)
Saeb Erekat, the longtime public face of senior Palestinian leadership, tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. He is on a ventilator in an Israeli hospital.
In a nation that does not recognize the concept of joint custody, there is a growing push to assert that children have fundamental rights of their own to see both parents.
Shanghai Wildlife Park officials said they were “extremely heartbroken” following the deadly attack.
Exit polls showed MAS candidate Luis Arce, Evo Morales’s former finance minister, headed to victory in the presidential election.
Savannah Stuard was born without a left forearm. (AP)
Performing her job as a respiratory therapist with one hand feels natural to Savannah Stuard, but she knows it’s something unexpected for others. When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees heard about her work, he thanked her in a video.
With two weeks left in the campaign, anxiety is running high among Democrats and Republicans in one of the most important battlegrounds in one of the most critical swing states in the 2020 presidential race.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a press briefing last month. (Alex Brandon/AP)
A state is considered high-risk if its average number of new coronavirus cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people.
Candidates in school board races in Maryland are grappling with questions faced by school systems nationally about when and whether to open schools amid the pandemic and if online learning is sufficient.
African American students and alumni describe a hostile atmosphere at the state-supported military college, which was the last in Virginia to integrate.
Children are seen on a cocoa farm in 2019 in Ivory Coast. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Child labor among agricultural households in cocoa-growing areas of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two primary suppliers, increased from 31 percent to 45 percent between 2008 and 2019, according to the Department of Labor survey.
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Anne, left, and Helen use a tablet that was donated to a Pennsylvania nursing home by Brighten A Day. (Brandi Barksdale/Artis Senior Living of Huntingdon Valley)
Inspired by her grandparents, Hita Gupta, 15, finds a new role for her nonprofit. “Being able to speak with someone who’s having a hard time … I think that’s so important.”
A reader pinches pennies to save for travel, but showers and other events cut into that.
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The pandemic’s long-term repercussions for tourism to key sites are still uncertain.
Buffalo, elk, a grand canyon, slot canyons and a sand cave all can be found in the southwest part of the state.
Dubbed "ghost cats" they are among the most difficult animals to see in the wild.
An hour outside Little Rock, taking the waters in a revitalized nineteenth-century spa town.