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What hurts Maria Perez most isn't the loss of her sight, or the possible loss of both legs. She hurts because she can't be a good mother. Albert, her 13-year-old son, must help her with everything. Maria, 35, has been diabetic since 14.
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A dance with daddy: A day for daughters of prison inmates
Inmates serving time in a Miami federal detention center were allowed to dance with their daughters for an afternoon.
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Coral Gables Garden Club members help restore Matheson
Members of the Coral Gables Garden Club got their feet wet when they volunteered for a mangrove restoration project in February, 2014 at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables.
Ankle-deep in a park creek, members of the club planted over 300 mangrove pups to help restore the damaged mangrove forest and mitigate effects of climate change.
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Jonathan Vilma, played at Coral Gables High School
Back Jonathan Vilma, of Coral Gables High School, was one of eight Dade players on the Class 6A All-State football team in 2000. Vilma also earned first-team All-Dade honors his senior season at Gables High, where he registered 115 tackles and 10 sacks in leading the Cavaliers to the state playoffs. He would go on to the University of Miami and the pros.
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Frank Gore, outstanding running back at Coral Gables High School
Before playing for University of Miami and in the pros, Frank Gore was an outstanding running back for Coral Gables High School. He was the 2001 winner of the Nick Kotys Award, given to the county's most outstanding high school football player. He was the first repeat winner in the history of the award, which is given by the the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables. It was a record-setting season for Gore, who rushed for a Miami-Dade County record 2,658 yards in 10 games. He did it on 274 carries and he scored 34 touchdowns. He went on to set the "all-games" rushing record with 2,953 yards on 307 carries in 11 games.
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Francois Duvalier, "Papa Doc" dictator of Haiti
Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, was the president of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He was elected president in 1957 on a populist platform. He ruled with a rural militia known as the Tonton Macoute, and the use of a personality cult and voodoo. He took the title of President for Life in 1964. At his death he was succeeded by his son, Jean-Claude, who was nicknamed "Baby Doc."
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Laurie Ann Goldman: Cool people take risks
Laurie Ann Goldman, former CEO of Spanx, shared career advice with women executives at the Commonwealth Institute luncheon in October, 2014.
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Girl Scouts pitch in to pull trash off the shore at FIU
Girl Scouts hauled away bags of litter collected from the shoreline at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in North Miami. About 60 Girl Scouts, friends, and family members took part in the cleanup, which was followed by ice cream and a lesson on propagating mangroves.
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Will die-hard Heat fans get over LeBron in 2014?
Fans feeling jilted by LeBron are falling for the Heat's retooled roster, or so the team believes. While many of those who became Miami fans because of LeBron James are still willing to go along for the ride this year, the sentiment among die-hard fans can skew slightly bitter.
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Miami Beach Fire Department
Noteworthy images from the history of the Miami Beach Fire Department.