Seeking a wall of power, Democrats gain advantage in the battle for seats in state houses
Amid a wave of early voting and big spending, Democrats say they are poised to gain in the Midwest and Sun Belt.washingtonpost.com
As police unions endorse Trump, some worry officers displaying bias could be intimidating at the polls, affect voting
Incidents of apparent — or explicit — bias from police officers have added to an already heightened climate of tension across the country.washingtonpost.com
The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long.
President Trump's plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement takes effect Nov. 4, one day after the national election. If Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the White House, he has promised to rejoin the accord. For the other nearly 200 countries that are part of the deal, the stakes are high. Without U.S. leadership, global efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change have been floundering.washingtonpost.com
Covid had spared Alaska’s most remote villages. Not anymore.
Almost 20 percent of residents in one town have tested positive for the coronavirus.washingtonpost.com
Ahmaud Arbery’s case shook up a DA race in deep-red Georgia — and put accountability on the ballot
Jackie Johnson — a Republican who normally coasts to victory in deep-red south Georgia — has a viable challenger for District Attorney, an independent who made the ballot late this year in no small part because of people seeking "Justice for Ahmaud."washingtonpost.com
Kyle Rittenhouse must face charges in Wisconsin, Illinois judge rules
Rittenhouse's attorneys have vowed an immediate appeal.washingtonpost.com
Idaho lieutenant governor appears in video that claims pandemic ‘may or may not be occurring’
Idaho's lieutenant governor has repeatedly criticized the state's coronavirus restrictions, most recently appearing in a video that claimed the pandemic “may or may not” exist.washingtonpost.com
As cases soar, an El Paso judge ordered a shutdown. But the Texas AG says the judge has ‘no authority.’
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered a two-week shutdown of non essential businesses on Thursday.washingtonpost.com
Police took a Black toddler from his family’s SUV. Then, the union used his photo as ‘propaganda,’ attorneys say.
The social media posts told a powerful story of a vulnerable child being rescued amid chaos by hardworking police officers. But lawyers for the boy’s family told The Washington Post that story was a fabrication.washingtonpost.com
Civil trial in Park Police slaying of Bijan Ghaisar postponed until next year
Government sought delay after Fairfax County indicted the officers who killed Ghaisar, family lawyers argued the officers will never testifywashingtonpost.com