FEMA’s ‘Air Bridge’ to Coronavirus Hot Spots Leaves Other Regions on Their Own

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s program to expedite the shipping of valuable protective equipment to coronavirus hot spots has left hospitals that are out of the spotlight struggling to secure their own protective gear as they watch the outbreak creep closer. The Trump administration has repeatedly endorsed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s system of flying…

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Buy Now, Check In Later

In the absence of travel during the pandemic, hotels are asking travelers to plan future trips and sweetening the incentive by offering discounted gift certificates. For those with the means to spend, the offers are enticing. For example, the beer-themed Painted Lady Bed & Brew in Albuquerque, N.M., is offering a $75 certificate redeemable for…

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Look, America: No Hands!

Carrie Mathison’s very first words on “Homeland” are: “I don’t care where he is. Find him. It’s urgent.” They are shouted in a tone of unvarnished scorn at her colleague’s slowness, lack of insight and imagination. Carrie Mathison, a C.I.A. agent played by Claire Danes, does not mince words. She does not avoid conflict or…

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What My Wedding Dress Means to Me

As we battle the coronavirus pandemic, rites of passage are passing us by: graduations, proms, bar mitzvahs. And with weeks dragging into months, thousands of couples also face difficult questions over what to do with their wedding celebrations. I have heard many brides wrestle with feelings of guilt mixed into their sadness. Is it right,…

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