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Veteran AP trial reporter Linda Deutsch to retire

miamiherald.com — Linda Deutsch, whose decades-long tenure as an Associated Press courts reporter made her a witness to some of the most sensational trials in U.S. history, is ending a career that saw her report Charles Manson's murder conviction, O.J. Simpson's acquittal and countless other verdicts involving the famous and the infamous.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @APkrawczynski: An absolute giant in the field: Linda Deutsch, AP's legendary courts writer, to retire: hrld.us/1C63t1V

Dec 18, 2014

RT @APkrawczynski: An absolute giant in the field: Linda Deutsch, AP's legendary courts writer, to retire: hrld.us/1C63t1V

Dec 18, 2014

RT @NomaanMerchant: She started with Manson, she ends with Manson. Linda Deutsch, AP's legendary courts writer, to retire: hrld.us/1C63t1V

Dec 18, 2014

RT @NomaanMerchant: She started with Manson, she ends with Manson. Linda Deutsch, AP's legendary courts writer, to retire: hrld.us/1C63t1V

Dec 18, 2014

RT @APkrawczynski: An absolute giant in the field: Linda Deutsch, AP's legendary courts writer, to retire: hrld.us/1C63t1V

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Miami, heart of Cuban exile community, stunned by U.S. policy shift

miamiherald.com — Hardline opponents of the island's Communist regime blasted the Obama administration for moving toward normalizing relations with Cuba.
Dec 18, 2014

Interesting to see Manny Diaz, who was Miami mayor in Elian Gonzalez days, change tune on the #Cuba embargo miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 18, 2014

U.S.-Cuba policy overhaul sends shockwaves through Miami exile community tiny.iavian.net/3nos

Dec 17, 2014

RT @markseibel: 14 years ago, the case of Elian Gonzalez brought protesters to Miami streets. Today, Obama's opening to #Cuba didn't. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 17, 2014

14 years ago, the case of Elian Gonzalez brought protesters to Miami streets. Today, Obama's opening to #Cuba didn't. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

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Guantánamo not part of U.S.-Cuban bargain

miamiherald.com — The Obama administration has no intention of withdrawing from U.S. Navy Base Guantánamo despite the ongoing shift in U.S.-Cuban relations.
Dec 18, 2014

#Guantanamo: Regular monthly fenceline talks between U.S. and Cuban military on track for tomorrow. hrld.us/1zxB587 @MiamiHerald

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As Washington and Havana talk, a question: Where is Fidel Castro?

miamiherald.com — Renewed diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba has left many scratching their heads and wondering if former leader Fidel Castro gave his blessing.

Testosterone-cooking chemist pleads guilty in steroid case linked to baseball stars

miamiherald.com — A chemist who cooked up testosterone in his Miami-Dade garage that was distributed to pro baseball players such as Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in Miami federal court Thursday.

Aides to Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen travel to China on trip sponsored by Chinese government

miamiherald.com — The trips are a popular perk on Capitol Hill and come with luxury hotel stays and visits to top tourist sites, including the Great Wall. The cost can exceed $10,000 a person.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @USCubaNow: On @jaketapper @marcorubio said he's "aghast" that Obama went to China. Forget his own staff went there in August? miamiherald.com/news/politics-…

Former Guantánamo detainee named ‘global terrorist’

miamiherald.com — The State Department designated a former Guantánamo detainee, who was released in 2006 by the Bush administration to his native Saudi Arabia, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. There's a $5 million reward offered.

What Cubans and Cuban-Americans are saying on social

miamiherald.com — After news broke that President Obama would use executive power to normalize relations with Cuba, members of Miami's Cuban and Cuban-American communities might have screamed in agony, cheered with joy, or vowed angrily to dismantle the decision. The response was a mix of the opinionated, the emotional and the thoughtful.

Miami mayor would fight putting Cuban consulate in the city

Dec 18, 2014

RT @doug_hanks: . @carloslcurbelo says a Cuban consulate in Miami is likely and a "slap in the face" to Exile community. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 18, 2014

Miami mayor says Cuban embassy in Miami is a bad idea because "some people will eventually try to do something..." miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @doug_hanks: How diff are Miami and Tampa's Cuban communities? One city wants a Cuban consulate. The other warns of danger. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

South Florida busineses may gain from revised U.S.-Cuba policy

miamiherald.com — Exports to Cuba, U.S. bank accounts, more travel and new cruise line stops may come in the future. While many South Florida businesses may see a boost from President Barack Obama's shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, nothing will happen overnight, business leaders say.

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Deal between U.S., Cuba culminated 18 months of secret talks

Dec 17, 2014

"If Fidel does not come out & endorse this fully, you've got to wonder..." @glenngarvin on the 18-month road to Cuba miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…

A roll of the dice on Cuba

miamiherald.com — First things first: The release of Alan Gross, which this newspaper has called for practically from the moment he was detained five years ago, is indeed welcome news. All Americans should all rejoice in his freedom. "The best Hanukkah," the overjoyed Mr. Gross told reporters.

Colombia’s rebels declare indefinite ceasefire

Broward judge invalidates Florida’s gay-marriage ban, grants divorce to lesbian and same-sex partner

miamiherald.com — A Broward Circuit Court judge who Dec. 8 declared Florida's 2008 gay-marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday granted a divorce to a Lake Worth woman and her same-sex partner.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @markseibel: In Florida, judge grants lesbians a divorce, ruling the state has no right not to recognize their unhappy marriage miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 17, 2014

In Florida, judge grants lesbians a divorce, ruling the state has no right not to recognize their unhappy marriage miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Congressional Republicans look to block Cuba policy changes

miamiherald.com — The shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba triggered fierce partisan warfare Wednesday in Congress, as some Republicans vowed to take strong steps to block the changes.

After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties

miamiherald.com — After 53 years, President Barack Obama moves to reestablish diplomatic relations and proposes expansion of trade and travel to Cuba.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @HeraldMimi: Mimi Whitefield on the momentous U.S. decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades. lnkd.in/e9_zC2V

Dec 17, 2014

Mimi Whitefield on the momentous U.S. decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades. lnkd.in/e9_zC2V

Dec 17, 2014

After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties and suddenly almost everything was different - miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo… #Cuba #Obama

With prisoner release, a momentous shift in U.S.-Cuba relations

miamiherald.com — A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kmcgrory: With prisoner release, a momentous shift in U.S.-Cuba relations hrld.us/1Gsy5wT @anitakumar01 @McClatchyDC @miamiherald

Dec 17, 2014

With prisoner release, a momentous shift in U.S.-Cuba relations hrld.us/1Gsy5wT @anitakumar01 @McClatchyDC @miamiherald

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MiamiHerald: Updated story: Alan Gross freed by Cuba, U.S. official says. President Obama to speak at noon | ow.ly/G2W0W #AlanGross

Dec 17, 2014

@MiamiHerald: Updated story: Alan Gross freed by Cuba, U.S. official says. President Obama to speak at noon | ow.ly/G2W0W "

Dec 17, 2014

Long time coming: American Alan Gross freed by Cuba, U.S. official says miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo… @miamiherald

History-maker: President Barack Obama, Raúl Castro open talks to thaw U.S.-Cuba relations

miamiherald.com — In a history-making move, the United States and Cuba on Wednesday announced they'll try to start normalizing relations as the two Cold War-era enemies engaged in a prisoner swap involving two jailed U.S. citizens and three Cuban spies imprisoned in Florida.
Dec 17, 2014

Rep Mario Diaz-Balart: way Alan Gross "release was achieved is outrageous...President Obama is the Appeaser-in-Chief" miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @kathrynvarn: And @MarcACaputo outlines possible political effects. Some calling President Obama "Appeaser in Chief." miamiherald.com/news/local/com…

Dec 17, 2014

Historic Christmas thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations produces mixed reaction in Miami via @MiamiHerald staff ow.ly/G4ccz