The morning’s most important stories, selected by Post editors
Pipe bombs targeting Democrats leave U.S. on edge
The bomber or bombers appeared to be targeting prominent figures on the political left, including former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Officials described the devices as attempted acts of terrorism and cautioned that the number of pipe bombs — and intended victims — could grow.
By Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman and Cleve Wootson  •  Read more »
 

Amid incendiary rhetoric, targets of Trump’s words become targets of bombs
The president called on Americans to unite after the thwarted attacks, but some Democrats said his words ring hollow given his harsh political rhetoric.
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Trump takes aim at media after homemade bombs discovered
At a Wisconsin rally, the president interrupted himself several times to point out that he was “trying to be nice” and took no responsibility for his own role in contributing to the country’s civic discourse.
By Josh Dawsey and Felicia Sonmez  •   Read more »
 

Tumbling markets complicate Trump’s midterm messaging
A precipitous decline by U.S. stock markets Wednesday wiped out all gains for the year and rebuffed one of President Trump’s favorite talking points two weeks before the midterm elections.
By Damian Paletta and Danielle Paquette  •   Read more »
 

Crossed wires: Why two economic superpowers can’t make a deal
Though President Trump repeatedly vowed to overhaul U.S. trade policy, Chinese leaders feel they have been betrayed, again and again, by the disruptive leader in the Oval Office.
By David Lynch and Gerry Shih  •   Read more »
 

Hurt by Trump’s trade war, but ineligible for a bailout
Though farmers can recieve part of the $12 billion bailout, those who transport their goods are out of luck.
By Jeff Stein  •   Read more »
 

CIA director hears audio purportedly of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder
CIA Director Gina Haspel, who departed Monday for a secret trip to Turkey, listened to the audio during her visit, according to people familiar with her meetings.
By John Hudson, Souad Mekhennet and Shane Harris  •   Read more »
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What hath Trump wrought?
By Dana Milbank  •   Read more »
 

Trump finally gets something right
By Max Boot  •   Read more »
 

An essential step to give Americans a break at the pharmacy counter
By Richard J. Durbin and Chuck Grassley  •   Read more »
 

Republicans are scared of Stacey Abrams. They should be.
By E.J. Dionne  •   Read more »
 

How fake news fuels my family’s support for Brazil’s right-wing candidate
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Does Saudi money leave room for an honest debate?
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Justice Ginsburg: Blame Congress for polarizing Supreme Court confirmations
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called for bipartisanship and collegiality following the bitter confirmation fight of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
By Ann Marimow  •  Read more »
 

While Stormy Daniels battles Trump, Summer Zervos’s defamation suit against him quietly advances
The former “Apprentice” contestant has overcome multiple attempts by the president’s lawyers to kill or stall her lawsuit.
By Elise Viebeck  •   Read more »
 

Judge orders Georgia officials to stop tossing absentee ballots over signatures
The ruling is a win for voting rights activists, who said that a spike in absentee ballot rejections in suburban Gwinnett County amounted to voter suppression.
By Amy Gardner  •   Read more »
 

In Florida, Gillum-DeSantis gubernatorial debate descends into a personal brawl
At different times during the debate, Ron DeSantis suggested Andrew Gillum would allow child molesters to roam Florida communities, while Gillum accused DeSantis of being supported by neo-Nazis.
By Tim Craig  •   Read more »
 

Super typhoon devastates U.S. territory of Northern Mariana Islands
Residents are calling Super Typhoon Yutu the worst storm they have ever experienced. It packed sustained winds of 180 miles per hour.
By Allyson Chiu, Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin  •   Read more »
 

Trump promises to stop the migrant caravan. But his administration is struggling with how to do it.
The arrival at the U.S.-Mexican border of thousands of men, women and children — with a corps of international reporters in tow — could create a humanitarian challenge and a political crisis for the White House.
By David Nakamura and Nick Miroff  •   Read more »
 

World Series | Game 2
Red Sox seize 2-0 series lead behind David Price, lockdown bullpen
Price threw six strong innings as Boston’s pitching allowed just three hits and retired the final 16 Dodger hitters in order.
By Dave Sheinin  •   Read more »