Democracy Dies in Darkness
Election 2020
A majority of Americans oppose efforts by President Trump and the GOP-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the election, according to a Post-ABC News poll.
Activists from both sides have been galvanized by the prospect that a newly conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion ruling.
After her mother died of covid-19, Angela Torres decided she could not send her daughter, Eva, back into a school building. (Michael Noble Jr. for The Post)
Sweden’s state epidemiologist, world famous for anti-lockdown measures, warned that the country is heading in the "wrong direction."
The home's former superintendent and medical director face possible jail time.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously backed Congress’s power of the purse and said House lawmakers could proceed with their lawsuit alleging it was illegal for President Trump to transfer the money for the wall.
U.S. officials claimed she was given the award by “mistake,” but internal documents and interviews show the discovery of her social media posts critical of the president inspired the decision, the State Department inspector general found.
Jeff Daniels as James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Trump in "The Comey Rule." (Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS Television Studios/Showtime)
Jeff Daniels, who plays James Comey, insisted the miniseries be released before Election Day, not after.
Three officials told the Justice Department that Aaron Zelinsky mischaracterized communications with them. The department's inspector general has launched a review.
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Orlando was plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Then Florida’s tourism economy crashed, leaving hundreds of people trapped in rundown motels on the edge of society.
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What it means to 'pack' the Supreme Court
Some Democrats have called for expanding the number of justices to the Supreme Court in order to shift its ideological leaning.
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A U.S. Postal Service worker removes mail from a dropbox in San Francisco last month. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)
State officials hope an agreement will act as a firewall against challenges from President Trump on the legitimacy of vote-by-mail.
The Finance 202Analysis
Even a scaled-back version of Joe Biden's economic program would translate into a meaningful boost.
The Cybersecurity 202Analysis
The FBI director and a few congressional Republicans are distancing themselves from his attacks.
Perspective
Joe Biden promised that if he is elected, he would appoint a Black woman for the next opening on the Supreme Court. That is unlikely now.
Earappa Bawge lost his white-collar job in the state capital amid the economic downturn propelled by the pandemic. (Niha Masih/The Post)
The attack comes amid a historic trial of alleged accomplices in a deadly 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper and on a kosher supermarket outside Paris.
A 23-year-old man was detained at the scene.
The orders came amid a government crackdown that has removed dozens of elected Kurdish mayors.
Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march along the Willamette River during a rally in Portland, Ore., in 2019. (AP)
Portland has seen intensifying demonstrations since the first Black Lives Matter marches after the death of George Floyd in May. On Saturday, political extremes are expected to clash again.
A snapshot of fall enrollment shows fewer students are pursuing undergraduate degrees this semester as the coronavirus continues to sow fears of infection and devastate the economy.
Canceling classes Nov. 3 could free students to volunteer at the polls and drive voter turnout, advocates said.
Blum, a member of the University of California Board of Regents, is also the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
The aerial rescue of 214 people captured national attention, but it also highlighted the expanding involvement of the U.S. military in responding to wildfire season.
D.C. and Maryland board members questioned the agency’s commitment to transit equity after learning it skipped a full analysis on the emergency cuts’ effect.
The 18-year-old was fatally shot by D.C. police on Sept. 2 in Congress Heights.
A woman pays her respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Perspective
It’s something America is missing, a proper grieving. The ongoing and sprawling outpouring for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — this massive, public, American funeral — is so important to our country right now. 
Apple's Tim Cook, seen via YouTube, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on July 29. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
The group, called the Coalition for App Fairness, submitted ten principles for the App Store that it says would allow for more competition, fairness and innovation in the mobile app industry.
Financial records show that a number of publicly traded firms paid dividends and bought back stock after receiving taxpayer-backed SBA loans.
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The Harvest Moon over the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor in September 2019. (Carol Jean Stalun/Flickr)
With multiple meteor showers, including arguably the year’s best, along with full moons, planetary appearances and flyovers of the International Space Station, there’s plenty to enjoy by looking up.
The Energy 202Analysis
In a court filing, the Trump administration said the president's order does not stop companies from requesting to use the controversial sonic blasts to search for offshore oil.
The FixAnalysis
Anthony S. Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But on Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it.
The largest U.S. genetic study of the virus, conducted in Houston, shows one viral strain outdistancing all of its competitors, and many potentially important mutations.
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States.
The last time LSU took the field, they won the College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson on Jan. 13, 2020. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
As LSU prepares to open a new season, the year has brought a spate of reminders that Louisiana always seems to experience its joy, pain and resiliency in outsized degrees.
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Los Angeles is battling fatigue, and an injury to Anthony Davis's ankle is a major concern.
A Tampa resident says that next time he will be sure to yell for players to "shoot the puck."
They are among the most important position coaches in the NFL, and that's amplified by Washington's young, patched-together unit.
The 2019 World Series hero struggled to find a rhythm in the pandemic-shortened season and finishes the campaign 2-7.
This drone photo shows the “Oregon Pioneer” sculpture atop the Oregon Capitol building, with smoke-filled skies as a backdrop in Salem on Sept. 8. (AP)
Perspective
When the wildfires are burning, we must have our candidates address how the planet is heating up — and dispense with topics of partisan pandering.
Experts share their tips for vetting fabric, construction and more when you can’t check out pieces in person.
Online story times and pickup craft kits are among the ways kids can connect with books.
Perspective
If you don’t chronically rush your kids, then you won’t need to train yourself to say “take your time” to them.
His significant other keeps getting the blame for the way he is feeling.
Reader hears about hurtful comments, but says most women look better with natural hair.
They reject dinner invitation then request that reader help host baby shower.
Chris Rock plays Loy Cannon, the coolly fearsome head of a crime syndicate, in Season 4 of “Fargo.” (Elizabeth Morris/FX)
Perspective
Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman head “Fargo’s” new cast, but they aren’t the show’s standouts.
It may be hard to spoof such an atypical president, but these 10 creative minds pulled it off.
Book Review
“The Evening and the Morning” travels back to the Dark Ages with the story of the creation of the town of Kingsbridge.
In no time at all, Ellen DeGeneres’s contrition shifted to the usual vacuousness of daytime TV.
A silenced season at Lincoln Center sounds an uncertain note for the opera world at large.
Book Review
Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film was far from a surefire hit, but it cemented his legacy.
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We've got enough to deal with, and fortunately McDonald's spicy chicken nuggets are the nuggs of your childhood, with a tweak.
Perspective
Too many people believe that what helped them lose weight is the One True Diet. That’s dangerous.
The time for soup is all the time — but these soups are great for early fall.
The makers of Rice Krispies, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Spam and more have signed on to a global initiative to slash their food waste by 2030.
Servers are being taught how to keep calm — and how to de-escalate confrontations.