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Democrats send heavy hitters to boost McAuliffe, amid anxiety over his race

From Obama to Abrams to Pelosi, powerful Democrats are mobilizing to help pull McAuliffe over the finish line.
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Pedestrian, 73, killed by car in Northeast, D.C. police say
Man was crossing Benning Road, according to police.
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Former ‘AGT’ contestant speaks out about show pressures after stunt goes horribly wrong
Danny Wolverton, who was on "America's Got Talent" Season 8, told The Post about the pressure that contestants face to make it to the next round by pulling off wild stunts.
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Why the COVID-19 vaccine didn’t protect Colin Powell
Colin Powell's death from complications of COVID-19 -- despite being fully vaccinated -- is a rare but serious phenomenon that has afflicted elderly Americans.
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Mel Gibson to star in ‘John Wick’ prequel series, ‘The Continental’
The original premise of "John Wick" followed Reeves as an assassin hellbent on searching for the men who broke into his home, stole his car and killed his puppy.
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Lieberman Recounts How Bush Offered to Help Him Win Senate Race Amid Iraq War Support
The former Connecticut senator received a call from Karl Rove and also received help from former Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole.
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Dillon Danis gives account of recent arrest, says bouncer who choked him impersonated a police officer
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Is this the beginning of a wave of Democratic retirements?
In the last five days, House Democrats have lost almost 80 years of seniority in Congress with the retirements of Reps. John Yarmuth (Kentucky), David Price (North Carolina) and Mike Doyle (Pennsylvania).
Capitol Rioter Who Tased Officer Fanone Suggests He 'Acted on Behalf' of Donald Trump
A lawyer for Daniel Rodriguez wrote that "it offends due process to convict an individual who was acting upon authorization of a government official."
Dominion Energy asks for donations back from group targeting Youngkin
The utility company said it did not properly vet a group behind social media ads made to look as if the GOP nominee for Virginia governor was being attacked from the right.
LACMA's loss is the Huntington's gain: Ahmanson Foundation to fund art purchases in San Marino
After a rift with LACMA, Ahmanson forms a partnership with the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Environmentalists Oppose Reclassification of Rare Colorado River Fish Due to Drought
It will take continued environmental protection of the rare fish to restore its population to pre-1967 numbers, officials said.
Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds’ former Midtown spread asks $5.7M
A Turtle Bay townhouse once owned by 12-time Grammy-Award-winning R&B singer/composer/producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back on the market for $5.69 million. The five-story home, at 241 E. 52nd St., was built in 1899. At 15 feet wide, it is slender yet elegant, and features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms — plus a...
Ford Foundation will no longer invest in fossil fuels
Other notable philanthropies also have stopped investing in companies that produce coal, oil and natural gas.
Powell envisioned moving the GOP ‘close to the spirit of Lincoln.’ It embraced Trump’s view instead.
Republicans once saw the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman as the next Dwight D. Eisenhower, a potential presidential candidate who could unify a nation.
Can we please stop talking about Adele and Rebel Wilson's weight loss?
Rebel Wilson and Adele keep trending because they've lost weight. Can we stop acting like this is news?
Brothers plan to walk across America for restaurant workers
3-month-old French Bulldog stolen at gunpoint
Neighbors fed up with ongoing sewage spills
14-yo dead after being shot at a house party
Mother, man arrested in missing boy case
VT leaders apologize for eugenics studies
Man allegedly stole SUV w/ child inside
Students must stay home 30 days after vaccine
Woman feeds the homeless because she's walked in their shoes
School cancels classes following more threats
Father accused of shaking his son to death
Man donates kidney to brother fighting cancer
Officer of 22 years dies from COVID complications
NHL suspends San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane 21 games for violation of COVID-19 protocols
The league said it couldn't substantiate an allegation of domestic abuse. The suspension was over allegedly submitting a fake vaccination card.
US has dipped into recession as worried consumers flash warning signs: economists
The US economy is careening into another recession, two noted economists warn, as worries about the labor market and the coronavirus have worsened dramatically over the past two months. The alarm bells are ringing as bad news piles up at the economy’s door: Prices on everyday goods are rising sharply as inflation is stuck at...
Trump suit against Jan. 6 Committee seeks to block release of records
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, calling the committee a 'sham' and an 'illegitimate investigation'
Colin Powell's legacy, defined by two very different wars in Iraq
Colin Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.
Knicks season preview, prediction: Tom Thibodeau tries to run it back in improved East
Expectations are all over the map for the Knicks, who stunned the NBA last season with a 41-31 record and finishing with the fourth seed in the East.
DK Metcalf gets into explosive Twitter feud with Shannon Sharpe
DK Metcalf doesn't want your questions, or Shannon Sharpe's.
GOP group’s apparent influence on Virginia redistricting map stirs mistrust on commission
The National Republican Redistricting Trust helped draw a congressional map for former Congressman Tom Davis, who submitted it to the Virginia Redistricting Commission. The map under debate closely resembles his proposal.
Fantasy football: A look at the waiver wire heading into Week 7
It's about that time of the season when some fantasy managers may get discouraged. Don't be one and take a look at the waiver wire to keep grinding.
SEC Says "Meme-Stock" Surge Earlier This Year Didn't Broadly Affect Hedge Funds
Report on "meme-stock" surge has suggested the extreme trading in GameStop this year won't require system changes.
Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: 'Don't feel sorry for me'
Colin Powell opened up to journalist Bob Woodward about his health struggles in what may have been his last interview before his death.
Powell to journalist Bob Woodward on his health struggles: 'Don't feel sorry for me'
Colin Powell opened up to journalist Bob Woodward about his health struggles in what may have been his last interview before his death.
Dick Vitale reveals second cancer diagnosis
ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale has been diagnosed with lymphoma, just months after he was diagnosed with melanoma.
‘We’ve been babysitting them’: MTA pins bus ‘war room’ delays on contractor
MTA officials claimed the $90 million "bus command center" has gone unused because of the failures of the company hired to set up the building's radio system.
Biden aides making the economic case for his legislative agenda in memo to lawmakers
President Joe Biden's aides are ramping up their sales pitch to congressional Democrats as talks on his economic agenda reach a critical stage.
'The being formerly known as Kanye West' officially changes his name
A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved rapper Kanye West's petition to change his name to Ye. The rapper made the move for 'personal reasons.'
Jeff Luhnow a risky potential Mets option after whiffing elsewhere: Sherman
Steve Cohen is looking at a chessboard similar to last offseason. His preferred candidates are beyond his reach. He has no president of baseball ops, no GM and no manager.
State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan
The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN.
Police charge man in fatal stabbing of woman in Southeast Washington
Police also said that a man shot Oct. 3 in the District had died of his injuries.
WH: FBI working to rescue kidnapped missionaries
The White House said Monday the FBI is part of a "coordinated U.S. government effort" to secure the release and bring to safety the 17 American and Canadian missionaries who were abducted over the weekend by a violent gang in Haiti. (Oct. 18)