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Billie Eilish is my fashion icon. I’m a middle-aged mom.

Here’s how a teenage music phenom inspired me to stop stressing about dressing

What life is like on the new ‘breakthrough’ cystic fibrosis drug

Trikafta is a monumental feat, but I still feel the need to keep my expectations in check

As Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas, one woman opened her home to 97 dogs

Chella Phillips runs a refuge for homeless and abandoned dogs

It’s been 5 years since a girl played in the Little League World Series. Now, 12-year-old Maddy Freking is up to bat.

‘It’s cool that there are only a few other girls in Little League and I’m one of them who have made it this far,’ the Minnesotan said

She has dyslexia. That doesn’t stop her from dressing up and reading to children in a hospital.

At first, she wanted to overcome her fear of reading aloud. Later, her volunteer work grew into a charity.

Coco Gauff drew big crowds at the Citi Open. She highlights a group of young stars worth watching.

Washington’s hard-court classic has long been a friendly place for young players to cut their teeth

These women spent years in prison. Here are their biggest challenges — and triumphs — since coming home.

‘I don’t think people understand that when they say [criminal records are] forever, they really are forever’

7-year-old Rose Lavelle recounts adorable meeting with USWNT star Rose Lavelle

They met during an on-field ceremony to honor the Washington Spirit’s five players back from the World Cup

A sorority ended its New Orleans convention early due to Tropical Storm Barry. But the 17,000 meals they planned to eat didn’t go to waste.

Delta Sigma Theta donated all of the uneaten meals for those affected by the storm

Serena Williams is on a narrow path to history

It’s a race for her to get to 24 Grand Slam titles, and Halep just sped up the clock