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Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

miamiherald.com — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
Jan 25, 2015

State political leaders angered over Obama administration proposal to extend wilderness designation in ANWR, hrld.us/1zLur11

Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

miamiherald.com — For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.
Jan 25, 2015

Dwyane Wade fined after interaction with fans at Charlotte game: miamiherald.com/sports/article…

Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantánamo

miamiherald.com — Former CIA captives are getting their first video chats with family a decade or more after they disappeared into the agency's dark sites, out of reach of lawyers, family and the International Red Cross.
Jan 25, 2015

Guantánamo detainees granted first call home a decade after disappearing into secret @CIA prison network: miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…

Jan 25, 2015

CIA captive video chats followed war court motion. Defense lawyer says a "shaving motion" could be next, hrld.us/1ySkld6

Miami Marathon going strong - Argentine and Dominican win half marathon titles

miamiherald.com — More than 20,000 runners and walkers turned an otherwise peaceful Sunday morning into a loud, festive celebration of fitness and perseverance as they took off into predawn darkness in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @MiamiHerald: BREAKING UPDATE: #MiamiMarathon2015 going strong — Argentine and Dominican win half marathon titles ow.ly/HTAUA

Jan 25, 2015

RT @HeraldSports: BREAKING UPDATE: #MiamiMarathon2015 going strong — Argentine and Dominican win half marathon titles ow.ly/HTAUE

With Venezuela facing tough economic times, Caribbean leaders head to Washington for energy talk

miamiherald.com — With the future of their discounted oil-arrangement with Venezuela uncertain, Caribbean leaders are in Washington Monday to see what the U.S. could do.

Photo gallery: 2015 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon | Sun., Jan. 25, 2015

miamiherald.com — See photos from the 2015 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 20,000 runners and walkers participated in the annual event.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @HeraldSports: Gallery: See photos from the 2015 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon (photo by @cjherald): hrld.us/1zb5MmK pic.twitter.com/JG4irb7dzJ

A Miami Beach love story born at Miss Universe 50 years ago

miamiherald.com — They met a half-century ago at the very same Miss Universe pageant now at Florida International University. And the library on that very college campus now bears their names.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @MiamiHerald: A Miami Beach love story born at Miss Universe 50 years ago | ow.ly/HUq9M

Carl Hiaasen: Lawmakers cooking up recipe for a bloodbath

miamiherald.com — The latest screwball idea making its way through the Legislature: Allowing guns to be carried on college campuses.

'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases

miamiherald.com — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.
Jan 25, 2015

.@deniselavoie_ap says Boston marathon bombing trial shows how hard it is to find jurors who are OK w/ death penalty: miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…

Jacobson: Much riding on efforts to restore relations with Cuba

miamiherald.com — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson visited the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald on Saturday on her way back from Cuba after leading the U.S. in normalization talks.

Live: U.S. diplomat, back from Havana, speaks with Miami Herald

miamiherald.com — Follow our tweets as Roberta S. Jacobson, America's top diplomat for Latin America, offers behind-the-scenes synopsis of negotiations with Cuban officials.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @jeffkleinman: Exclusive: Senior U.S. diplomat, back from Havana, offers insight on Cuba relations miamiherald.com/opinion/editor…

Jan 24, 2015

Exclusive: Senior U.S. diplomat, back from Havana, offers insight on Cuba relations miamiherald.com/opinion/editor…

Miami Country Day girls show resilience with comeback

miamiherald.com — A late score by sophomore guard Channise Lewis and a takeaway caused by guard Maria Alvarez in the closing seconds of the game lifted Miami Country Day to a 57-56 comeback win over Jacksonville Potters House Christian on Saturday night in a battle of nationally ranked teams at the Spartans' gym.

Michelle Kaufman: U.S. Soccer shows Hope Solo tough love

miamiherald.com — It was time for U.S. Soccer to show Hope Solo some tough love, and it they did, suspending her for 30 days for making a "poor decision," in the words of coach Jill Ellis.

2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

miamiherald.com — Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Running for a cause at the Miami Marathon

miamiherald.com — About one-third of the runners in Sunday's Miami Marathon - nearly 9,000 - will be raising money for non-profit organizations.

Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: ‘prepare for a presidential campaign’

miamiherald.com — In a major sign of his White House ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off an election-strategy powwow Friday at the Delano Hotel by announcing a fundraising team that looked like a presidential campaign-in-waiting.
Jan 24, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: ‘Prepare for a presidential campaign’ miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @MarcACaputo: Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: ‘prepare for a presidential campaign’ hrld.us/1yTj04j

Jan 23, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: Easy play for Rubio. Spend a few months running, raise some $, see if Jeb implodes. If not, stay in Senate. miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: Easy play for Rubio. Spend a few months running, raise some $, see if Jeb implodes. If not, stay in Senate. miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…

Jan 23, 2015

Easy play for Rubio. Spend a few months running, raise some $, see if Jeb implodes. If not, stay in Senate. miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…

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Gunfire meant for iguana terrifies vacationing family

miamiherald.com — A North Carolina family said their idyllic Islamorada vacation was suddenly interrupted by a moment of terror Wednesday morning when they heard a gunshot whistle past them and smack into the wooden dock at the Upper Matecumbe Key resort where they were staying.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @maryannbatlle: A Florida Keys man shoots iguana, scares tourists and basically tells cops, "I got this." miamiherald.com/news/weird/art… ht @MelissaMontoyaO

Jan 24, 2015

Gunfire meant for iguana terrifies vacationing family in the Keys miamiherald.com/news/weird/art…

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Two South Florida men guilty of selling protected coral

miamiherald.com — Two men illegally took rainbow-colored coral from the waters in the Florida Keys and sold it through their Miami-based company.