Latest from Alice Li

Downtown D.C. is a fortress as inauguration nears

The heart of the nation’s capital is a maze of fences, concrete barriers and security checkpoints ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
  • Jan 18, 2021

One congresswoman's harrowing story of what it was like inside the Capitol

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) recounted what it was like to be in the Capitol when Trump supporters overtook Capitol Police officers and sieged the building Jan. 6.
  • Jan 8, 2021

Voters in battleground states see casting 2020 ballot as pivotal

Residents of Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin shared the importance of voting as they cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.
  • Oct 30, 2020

Floyd's aunt reflects on his life and legacy: 'We thought we had all the time in the world'

Angela Harrelson, George Floyd’s aunt, reflects on George Floyd’s struggles and the legacy he leaves behind.
  • Oct 21, 2020

George Floyd's death became a symbol for racial injustice. Racism also played a role in his life.

George Floyd’s death became a symbol for police brutality. Those who knew him say it was also a stark reminder of the racism they've faced all their lives.
  • Oct 7, 2020

The era of the megafire: How the West became ripe for destructive blazes

A confluence of climate change, fire suppression and poor fuels management led to one of the worst fire seasons on the West Coast in recent memory.
  • Sep 21, 2020

Rep. Shalala: Ginsburg 'would have been mortified' by push to fill seat before election

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), a friend of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, spoke to The Washington Post on Sep. 19 about her early years and her path to the Supreme Court.
  • Sep 20, 2020

'So many of us owe her so much': Mourners honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy

Thousands of tearful mourners gathered outside of the Supreme Court to pay homage to the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 19.
  • Sep 20, 2020

How wildfires impact air pollution and air quality

Multiple fires were ablaze at once in parts of California and Oregon in early September 2020. Here's how those wildfires can diminish air quality.
  • Sep 16, 2020

Fear and despair as California burns

Across California, residents are grappling with the devastating toll of fires, which have burned more than 3 million acres this year and are still spreading.
  • Sep 11, 2020