Basquiat Paintings Removed From Orlando Museum in F.B.I. Raid

After the authenticity of paintings in the museum’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition was questioned, all 25 works were seized by the F.B.I.

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Gun Deal Stirs Hope but Also Frustration in Places Scarred by Shootings

In Uvalde, Buffalo and Orlando, some residents see progress but lament that there hasn’t been more.

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Special Olympics Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Its U.S.A. Games

Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.

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F.B.I. Investigates Basquiat Paintings Shown at Orlando Museum of Art

A subpoena raises questions about an exhibition of works “purported to be by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

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Kylie McKenzie Speaks Out Against a Former U.S.T.A. Coach

After being sexually assaulted by a coach at the U.S.T.A. national training center in Orlando in 2018, Kylie McKenzie is starting over on the court, and telling her story with hopes that she can help other women.

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CPAC Focuses on Culture Grievances and Trump

The annual gathering of American conservatives reflected the G.O.P’s shift away from policy issues that had traditionally animated the party.

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Disney Takes Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening at Walt Disney World, is part luxury hotel, part theme park ride, part role-playing game. But it will cost you.

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A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, said that Mr. Musk raised privacy and security concerns about his popular Twitter account, @ElonJet.

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Bob Saget, Comic Who Portrayed Danny Tanner in ‘Full House,’ Dies at 65

The actor, who had also hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found dead in an Orlando hotel room while on tour.

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Man Arrested Over Fire at Memorial for Pulse Nightclub Victims

The man, Mark Henson, 64, was charged with felony criminal mischief after a fire at the memorial, which honors the 49 people killed in the 2016 shooting in Orlando, Fla.

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U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

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Miya Marcano Case: Body Believed to Be Hers Is Found, Sheriff Says

Ms. Marcano, a 19-year-old college student in Orlando, Fla., was last seen on Sept. 24.

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Joe Rogan, A Podcasting Giant Who Has Been Dismissive of Vaccination, Has Covid

“I got fevers, sweats, and I knew what was going on,” he said in a video on Instagram on Wednesday, after returning from a series of shows in Florida.

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What an Adult Tricycle Says About the World’s Bottleneck Problems

Catrike is struggling to deliver its recumbent bikes because supply chain problems have caused a part shortage. The snags may get worse before they get better.

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Congress Backs National Memorial Designation for Former Pulse Nightclub Site

Congress has adopted legislation to formally designate the site of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., as a memorial to the 49 people who were killed there on June 12, 2016.

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Column on ‘Wokeness’ Ruining Disney World Experience Draws Backlash

In a guest column for The Orlando Sentinel, a Disney fan said he was reconsidering his commitment to the park “because Disney cares more about politics than happy guests.”

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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The Villages Promotes Paradise

“Why would I want to hear about death and destruction? I’d rather hear somebody made a hole in one yesterday.”

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Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday

The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28.

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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

The Irish police are investigating accusations that George Gibney, a former swim coach for Ireland now living in the United States, sexually abused two swimmers who came forward after hearing the podcast about him.

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Watching Tiger Woods Play an Often-Hidden Role: Dad

Watching Woods and his son, Charlie, on the golf course offers a rare window into a side of Woods fans never see: dad.

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Meet George Jetson? Orlando Unveils Plans for First Flying-Car Hub in U.S.

The “vertiport” is scheduled to be completed in 2025 in Orlando, which granted more than $800,000 in potential tax rebates to Lilium, a German aviation company that plans to build and operate the hub.

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At Disney World, ‘Worst Fears’ About Virus Have Not Come True

Attendance has been low since the July reopening, but health officials and worker unions also say safety protocols have kept the coronavirus at bay.

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‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States.

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What I Learned Inside the N.B.A. Bubble

Against all odds, it really was a refuge of competence, normalcy and transcendent play. But the outside world has a way of sneaking in.

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Disney Lays Off 28,000, Mostly at Its 2 U.S. Theme Parks

The company said it would eliminate thousands of jobs at its resorts in Florida and California, which have been hit hard by the pandemic.

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Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.

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Val Demings is on Biden’s VP List. Will Her Police Career Hurt or Help?

The former police chief in Orlando, Fla., Ms. Demings has emerged as a finalist to be Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s running mate. A review of her record shows a complicated history with episodes involving police misconduct.

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Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.

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A Lot of Athletes Seem to Have the Coronavirus. Here Are Some Reasons.

The rate of positive test results released by a few leagues seems higher than that of the general population. But there are explanations for that.

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Disney World Draws Excitement and Incredulity as Reopening Nears

The mega-resort will welcome back visitors on Saturday even as coronavirus cases in Florida remain high. In doing so, Disney steps into a politicized debate.

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Coronavirus in Florida: What Pandemic Is Like for Theme Park Workers

The pandemic decimated central Florida’s once-booming leisure and hospitality industry. Disney World and other destinations have started to reopen, but infections in the state are surging.

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