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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.
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Landmark Merrill-Stevens shipyard charts a new course in Miami
John Spencer still remembers that day just before Christmas in 2009, in the depths of the economic downturn, when Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co. suspended operations. He raided his retirement nest egg and leased the facility from the owner, reopening for business six weeks later. Fast forward to November 2013: Turkish billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Rahmi M. Koç acquired the boatyard in cooperation with Spencer, who became the CEO and a minority partner at the business, reflagged RMK Merrill-Stevens.
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Miami Beach firefighters train to battle shipboard fires, 2014
Some 18 land-based firefighters from Miami Beach Fire Rescue trained to battle shipboard fires at the Resolve Marine Academy in Fort Lauderdale October 23, 2014.
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Road Ranger injured on State Road 112, 2004
Road Ranger Miguel Fonseca, 29, was struck by a car on a shoulder of State Road 112 while aiding a driver. Fonseca was listed in critical but stable condition at Ryder Trauma Center. The incident happened the day of the second anniversary of Florida's Move Over Law.
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Fabrice Chouraqui, regional director for Novartis
Fabrice Chouraqui arrived in Miami to take over as head of Novartis' medications businesses in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Born in France and in his fifth year with the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Chouraqui says the region -- which is called LACan by the company -- shows strong growth for pharmaceuticals because tens of millions have entered the middle class in Latin America in recent years and have better access to healthcare.
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FIU students come visiting to aid neighborhood residents
FIU students perform home visits as part of the university’s NeighborhoodHELP program, which provides medical care and assistance with legal issues and other matters to low-income residents of several communities, including Opa-locka, Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Little Haiti and North Miami. The program targets neighborhoods where surveys have shown a high incidence of infant mortality, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other afflictions. The students’ visits, supervised by FIU faculty members, are free.