Tropical Storm Alex was set to bring damaging winds and a few inches of rain to Bermuda on Monday, days after the weather system caused flooding across South Florida and killed at least three people in Cuba. As of early Monday, a tropical storm warning was in effect for Bermuda,Continue Reading

For a few years, the battles over L.G.B.T. rights seemed to be fading from the American political scene. The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, and most Americans supported the decision. During the past few national campaigns, most Republican politicians — including Donald Trump, who called himself a friendContinue Reading

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) at a news conference at the University of South Florida on March 2 in Tampa. (Chris O’Meara/AP) The Florida state Senate is poised to vote late Thursday on a Republican bill that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, signaling the start of whatContinue Reading

From a distance, the mouth of the creek was indistinguishable from the thick tangle of mangroves that concealed it — as if the narrow waterway were only willing to reveal itself to those who knew to look. We approached attentively, unhurriedly, scanning the banks for alligators and wading birds. TwentyContinue Reading

The political battle in Florida over masks in schools escalated this week, as the state Board of Education voted to authorize sanctions on eight local school districts for not following instructions from Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration that make masks optional. The eight districts, whose boards all voted to require masksContinue Reading