Trump orders full withdrawal from northern Syria, a dramatic step after earlier pulling about 50 troops

The president made the decision to withdraw the approximately 1,000 U.S. troops left after indications that Turkey intends to expand its offensive targeting U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters.

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Syrian troops loyal to Assad back into Kurdish areas

The announcement by the Syrian Democratic Forces on Sunday night further undermines the prospect of any continued U.S. presence along the Turkish border.

Hunter Biden to resign from Chinese firm’s board, won’t take foreign work if father wins election

The move underscored how Hunter Biden’s foreign work has become a major issue in the race, raising questions about whether Joe Biden failed to understand a potential for a conflict of interest with his son’s work.

Top Democrat suggests committee may not press whistleblower to testify in person

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said protecting the whistleblower's identity is “our primary interest.”
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Analysis

Gordon Sondland is about to blow a hole in Trump’s defense

A text message has been a linchpin of the president's defense on Ukraine. But on Saturday night, the linchpin broke.
An abandoned home west of Lisman, Ala., still has some reminders of the people who lived there. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
An abandoned home west of Lisman, Ala., still has some reminders of the people who lived there. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman Mayor Jason Ward brainstorms in his office at an abandoned school. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman Mayor Jason Ward brainstorms in his office at an abandoned school. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman’s “Boots for Glory” float rolls past Courthouse Square in Butler, Ala. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Lisman’s “Boots for Glory” float rolls past Courthouse Square in Butler, Ala. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
The Democratic Party’s influence in Alabama has diminished. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
The Democratic Party’s influence in Alabama has diminished. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Maurice Johnson, 10, roams a crumbling classroom at the former Lisman Elementary School. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Maurice Johnson, 10, roams a crumbling classroom at the former Lisman Elementary School. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)

‘I don’t think they know we exist’

At a moment when American politics has become a raw and racially polarized struggle for power, a small, rural, mostly poor and mostly African American town in Alabama is one of the most powerless places of all.

History made: Biles breaks record for most world medals by any gymnast, male or female

Reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles later returned to the arena and won a 25th medal in the final event in what is likely to be her final world championships.
NFL Week 6

‘We needed it’: Redskins barely survive against inept Dolphins to earn first victory of season, 17-16

Washington’s players are just thankful for a victory, no matter how ugly, after Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s comeback bid falls short.
Analysis

Three takeaways from the win

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin has established himself as a building block for the team while quarterback Case Keenum’s performance remains an issue.
Commuters wait outside toll booths to cross the bridge on Oct. 10. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
Commuters wait outside toll booths to cross the bridge on Oct. 10. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
Maryland officials say they’re working to reduce delays, but local leaders say their ideas are being ignored.
Capital Weather Gang
Mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures will rule the day, with highs topping out in the mid-70s.
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Democrat Phyllis J. Randall hopes anti-Trump sentiments in increasingly blue Northern Virginia will help propel her to a second term as county board chair.
“Miss Virginia” tells the story of a mother who fought to get her son into a private school. The movie comes as the subject of vouchers is in the news, but the filmmakers insist the movie is a human tale, not a political one.
Lalang finished the men’s race in 48 minutes and 38 seconds, while Kibet took the women’s race in 54 minutes 5 seconds. The athletes, both from Kenya, train together.
Campaign 2020
The independent senator from Vermont has been sidelined since he was rushed to a hospital on Oct. 1. The nearly three-hour showdown in Ohio will mark his return to the campaign.
Thousands of troops and rescue workers were dispatched after the storm tore through Tokyo and large swaths of Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday, bringing record-breaking rains to many areas.
Experts say the behavior of Kaylene Bowen-Wright, a Texas woman who last week was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to injury of a child, suggests a diagnosis of Munchausen by proxy.
NFL Week 6
Nicknamed "Duck," the undrafted rookie signal-caller set the Football Championship Subdivision record for career passing yards in 2018.
Retropolils
The Past, Rediscovered
To abolitionists, Brown was a hero; his African American soldiers are rarely acknowledged.
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'You need to leave the house': Racing to escape the fast-moving wildfire in Los Angeles County
'You need to leave the house': Racing to escape the fast-moving wildfire in Los Angeles County
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