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War court censors ‘female’ in gender-based prison guard legal argument — Some Pentagon lawyers are protesting the military's recent use of female soldiers at the secret prison for ex-CIA captives on the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. War court censors blacked out the words "male" and "female" in the legal motion.
Oct 30, 2014

Now with online #Gitmo war court story: Before and after censorship toggle switch redacting "female." #juxtapose

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Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones: ‘I’m playing like the best safety in the league’ — Dolphins safety Reshad Jones didn't hold back Thursday, saying he's 'playing like the best safety in the league' since his return from suspension.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @alexmenamiami: #Miami #Dolphins safety Reshad Jones: ‘I’m playing like the best safety in the league’…

Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in a season of domination not seen since Michael Schumacher's days at Ferrari.
Oct 30, 2014

#F1 broke up one dynasty to make room for another to dominate this season. Today's story from the USGP…

Dueling polls show race between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could be closest ever in FL — Polls show the Florida governor's race remains a close fight, with one pollster suggesting Floridians should prepare for a long election month comparable to the 2000 presidential race between George Bush and Al Gore.
Oct 30, 2014

Here we go again: Dueling polls show race between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could be closest ever in FL…

Haunted? 5 vacant buildings cast a scary shadow across South Florida — Have you driven past a building and wondered why the windows were broken or there was graffiti everywhere? If you haven't, Halloween is the perfect time to start. Here's a look at some of South Florida's most obvious vacant buildings.

Big bucks pour into tiny Miami Lakes council race — A town councilman's campaign war chest has swelled with donations from supporters in neighboring Hialeah - mainly from development interests backing a sprawling development.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PatriciaMazzei: "They're trying to bring that Hialeah political system over to Miami Lakes..." via @LDixon_3 @jayhweaver

Fred Grimm: For Florida’s attorney general, justice not cheap — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has enjoyed exotic junkets paid for by corporate sponsors who are very interested in influencing lawsuits and investigations initiated by her office.

Ecuador tries mobile ads to boost trade, tourism with Florida — Ecuador has taken a moving approach for the Miami launch of its new tourism and trade campaign, "All you need is Ecuador."

State Supreme Court denies request in water fight — The New Mexico Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state's top water manager to continue considering an application by a commercial venture that calls for piping drinking water from western New Mexico to more populated areas.

Review board upholds first forever prisoner’s Guantánamo detention — A parole-style panel at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has decided to recommend that the military continue to hold a Yemeni man in indefinite wartime detention without trial, according to a military document. The decision is the first of its kind for the Obama administration's new Periodic Review Board system.
Oct 30, 2014

Interesting: Yemeni whose Gitmo status is forever prisoner ( is getting parole board do-over.

Medicaid lawsuit in Florida delayed again — A class-action suit alleging Florida failed to provide healthcare to children on Medicaid has been delayed days before a federal judge was expected to rule.
Oct 30, 2014

Medicaid lawsuit filed in Florida in 2005 delayed again after state files last-minute motions:

New denim boutique dresses up downtown Miami — The grandsons of La Epoca's founder have expanded the department store with a primarily denim boutique they hope will help jump-start the revitalization of downtown Miami.

Ex-Homestead mayor now a convicted felon — A judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to acquit former Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman, who was convicted by jury last month in a corruption case.

Auburn's Pearl aims to bring in wins not just fans — Bruce Pearl has hobnobbed with the students, courted fans and generally been selling Auburn's basketball program to anyone who would listen.

No crocodile tears here: Supporters to hold wake for deceased Coral Gables reptile — Pancho, the 12-foot, 300-pound American crocodile who died after being trapped in August - will have a public wake and funeral Wednesday night in Key Biscayne.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MiamiHerald: Fans and friends mourn Pancho, the Coral Gables crocodile, at funeral service

Oct 30, 2014

For Pancho, crocodile tears and a dramatic funeral:

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MiamiHerald: Crocodile tears: Supporters gather for wake of deceased Coral Gables reptile, throw ashes into sea:

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$7.9M raised to fight Maui GMO ballot initiative — A group backed by biotech companies raised more than $7.9 million to fight a Maui ballot initiative calling for a moratorium on genetically modified organisms.

Colorado’s marijuana experiment — Nearly 11 months after Coloradans became the first in the country to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use, seeing the rush in action is wild and yet ... normal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m gay’ — Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced in Bloomberg BusinessWeek the news many LGBT people already knew: 'I'm gay.'