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A guide to the fabulous coats at the inauguration, from Kamala Harris to Michelle Obama

First lady Jill Biden wore a sophisticated Markarian blue tweed coat while Vice President Harris wore purple in honor of Shirley Chisholm.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Before Airbnb canceled inauguration reservations, hosts took matters into their own hands. One listing added a photo of Michelle Obama.

Following the attack on the Capitol, Airbnb has canceled all reservations in the Washington area for inauguration week. But before the announcement, hosts were finding creative ways to deter guests who could be potential rioters.
  • Jan 13, 2021

The pandemic stranded this couple 4,780 miles apart. That’s when they knew they had to be together for good.

Sam Morrison and Shifra Samuel have lived in different states or different countries for much of their five-and-a-half-year relationship — and the coronavirus separated them once again.
  • Jan 4, 2021

Conceived in a pandemic, born in a pandemic: The first quarantine babies are arriving

The first wave of pandemic babies is starting to arrive, and their parents have experienced pregnancy in a way that few others in modern history have.
  • Dec 24, 2020

The pandemic helped them realize: I want to marry you

A lot of couples are proposing marriage after isolating together — or after being forced apart.
  • Dec 17, 2020

Some think watching holiday movies feels sad this year. Others started in March.

Movies like Netflix's "The Holidate" may feel like an escape from 2020 — or bittersweet: “It’s going to hit me a little bit more than normal.”
  • Nov 25, 2020

Distance learning is straining parent-teacher relationships

One powerful determinant of a student’s success is the relationship between teacher and parent or guardian — and as that relationship has gone virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, it has often been tested.
  • Nov 12, 2020

While America fixated on election results, Americans battled covid-19

As the polls closed, news trickled in at hospitals and funerals.
  • Nov 9, 2020

Dog walkers are returning to work, and it’s been a joyous — but cautious — reunion

Once separated by lockdowns, dog walkers and their clients are adjusting to the new realities of covid-era etiquette.
  • Nov 6, 2020

Local campaign officials are becoming election-week celebrities. They’re too busy to notice.

This week, election overseers like Katie Hobbs and Kathy Boockvar are more in-demand than Beyoncé.
  • Nov 5, 2020