Democracy Dies in Darkness
            With Nov. 3 just nine days away and coronavirus cases surging in many states, the outbreak around the vice president, who chairs the White House’s coronavirus task force, undermines the argument President Trump has been making to voters that the country is “rounding the turn,” as he put it at a rally Sunday in New Hampshire.
            The Senate is poised to vote on the confirmation of?Amy Coney Barrett? on Monday night.
            President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk together at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June 2019. (AP)
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            Over the past four years, the Russian president has succeeded in growing his nation’s influence at America’s expense.
            Democrats agree that climate change must be addressed. But within the party there are big disagreements about what to do.
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            Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron during a 2018 news conference in Paris. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
            The state is bone dry and faces howling winds that will add up to "extremely critical" fire danger.
            Los Angeles bounced back from Saturday night’s stunning loss in Game 4, lifted Sunday to a?4-2?win by home runs from Joc Pederson and Max Muncy.
            Iraq is on the verge of economic collapse amid falling oil prices and a coronavirus pandemic.
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            Her commitment underscores Democrats’ confidence that they will retain the House majority after Election Day.
            Events have pushed the election in the former vice president’s direction and away from a president who fuels fears and speaks of carnage. But can he win?
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            The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Nov. 30 on the Trump administration’s appeal to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.
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            Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

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            The two countries have been engaged in heavy fighting after an initial truce brokered by Russia two weeks ago quickly fell apart.
            Women’s rights activists are protesting after a court ruling amounted to a near ban.
            Afghan security forces removes a damaged police vehicle at the site of a car-bomb attack in Laghman Province on Oct. 5. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
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            A Georgia mother battles for her 11-year-old son, Ahav — already vulnerable to some of the worst disparities in the U.S. health-care system even before the coronavirus pandemic made things worse.?
            Zeta is most likely to come ashore the Gulf Coast at tropical-storm strength, but there’s an outside chance it could cross the coast as a hurricane.
            Zane Gonzalez kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime for the Cardinals. (Getty Images)
            Arizona got a 48-yard field goal by Zane Gonzalez with 15 seconds remaining in overtime to beat Seattle, 37-34.
            World SeriesPerspective
            Unsung outfielder Brett Phillips stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and unleashed bedlam with a game-winning hit evened the World Series at 2-2.
            The Terps suffered a 43-3 defeat against the Wildcats to open the season, and they returned to College Park with more problems to solve.?
            While Adam Nayman’s new book, “Masterworks: Paul Thomas Anderson,” analyzes Anderson’s movies, these five films raised the director’s game.
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            Renata Busettini and Max Ferrero’s photos reveal real people dealing with harsh economic conditions.
            William Blinn1937–2020
            Blinn wrote for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots,” as well as the Prince movie “Purple Rain.”
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