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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

miamiherald.com — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

Immigrant tuition bill reopens rift in Republican party

miamiherald.com — Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick his Hispanic outreach campaign into gear when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants.

Miami-Dade firefighter arrested for allegedly sharing illegal images - on Twitter

miamiherald.com — Detectives have arrested a Miami-Dade firefighter after he allegedly shared over a dozen illicit images while using the most public of social media sites: Twitter. Gabriel Diaz, 38, was arrested late Thursday, accused of posting 16 images of underage girls having sex. Diaz, who is still jailed, is charged with promoting the sexual performance of a minor.
RT @DavidOvalle305: NEW: Miami-Dade firefighter arrested for allegedly using Twitter to post images of underage girls having sex http://t.c…

7-year-old electrocuted in family pool

miamiherald.com — A faulty pool light is central to the investigation of the tragic death of a 7-year-old boy who was electrocuted as he swam under the watch of a longtime nanny. The light, a single circular beam in the deep end of the family's Keystone Point pool, which is now empty and without power, is encased in steel that is rusted and burned.
more bad stuff from Miami. Boy electrocuted in pool. Parents didn't hire lic'd guy by the sound of it. miamiherald.com/2014/04/17/406…

Computer glitch disrupts testing for 1,200 Miami-Dade students

miamiherald.com — Miami-Dade Schools A computer glitch temporarily halted FCAT testing for hundreds of Miami-Dade students this week in a reminder of the potential downside to replacing No. 2 pencils and Scantrons with computer-based exams. According to schools officials, about 1,200 students in sixth- and ninth-grades were interrupted Wednesday while taking the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
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Soccer stadium at PortMiami location would cost $50 million more, David Beckham group says

miamiherald.com — A Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami would cost David Beckham and his investors $50 million more to build than at other locations - bringing to the total project cost to about $250 million - but they still want to pursue the publicly owned, waterfront site, the group said Friday.

Venezuela’s troubled times: Maduro’s first year in power

miamiherald.com — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro often says he never wanted the country's top job. Instead, the 51-year-old former union organizer and transportation worker says he's simply following the orders of the late President Hugo Chávez, who asked him to carry on the Bolivarian Revolution. The last 12 months prove how tall El Comandante's order was.
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Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses

miamiherald.com — A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly. On a 34-6 vote, the legislature's Judiciary Committee on Monday approved the proposed ban on drilling fluid and other waste generated as a byproduct of gas exploration.

Herding flamingos: Zoo Miami's birds get temporarily relocated

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Wow. Are you sure this is a hostel?

miamiherald.com — On my first night in Cleveland last year, I fell asleep spooning my backpack. I maneuvered my laptop beneath my pillow and leaned my favorite red boots against the wall by my feet. For the first time in more than a decade, I was overnighting in a hostel, and I didn’t know what to expect.

Former Hialeah mayor’s Ferrari deal grabs spotlight at tax-evasion trial

miamiherald.com — For his birthday in 2004, Julio Robaina's business partner gave him a silver Ferrari. But was the luxurious Italian sports car a personal gift or income from their real estate company?
Surprised that a city mayor owned a Ferrari. Charged 36 percent interest? @MiamiHerald hrld.us/1iuDdpP

Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line

miamiherald.com — Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line. The nation's largest electric company said in a regulatory filing with the U.S.

Miami will be World Cup crossroads

miamiherald.com — The director of Miami International Airport likens getting MIA ready to handle an extra 50,000 or so World Cup travelers this summer to a military operation. It involves checking and rechecking. Will the toilets work, will the moving sidewalks all be running smoothly?

‘Games of Thrones’ stars Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal seen eating at Bâoli

miamiherald.com — Scene in the Tropics Game of Thrones stars Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal were seen having dinner Friday at Bâoli, feasting on burrata, tuna tartare, sushi, filet mignon and sea bass. The meal, we're told, was "washed down with lychee martinis and Don Julio on the rocks."
RT @Jennifer_Haz: ‘Games of Thrones’ stars Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal seen eating Miami’s most expensive burger at Bâoli: http://…

US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

miamiherald.com — Associated Press A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Judge Katherine Forrest approved the deal between the U.S.
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