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Politics and Social Issues
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Reagan aides formed a secret government

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  • A 1987 report by Miami Herald reporter Alfonso Chardy detailed the organization of a "secret government" of insiders, including Lt. Col. Oliver North, that exercised broad powers outside the normal cabinet departments and agencies during the Reagan administration.
  • 4/27/2016
  • Album ID: 2041743

Dade Jail's notorious ninth-floor ward for mentally ill

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  • The Miami-Dade County Jailís notorious ninth-floor psychiatric ward ó which became a national symbol for the shoddy treatment of the mentally ill behind bars ó quietly closed in 2015. Mentally ill inmates moved to newly refurbished and more comfortable units at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
  • 4/19/2016
  • Album ID: 2038941

Young Parent Project aims to help teen moms

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  • In a partnership with Florida State University's Center for Prevention & Early Intervention, the Young Parents Project helps guide pregnant or new teen mothers in the juvenile justice and dependency system through counseling, education, social and health services.
  • 11/12/2015
  • Album ID: 1994062

Team tracks down homeless in need of medication

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  • Every morning, Miami homeless-outreach workers tour downtown in a white Ford Econoline along with a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Camillus Health. They go out in search of a small group of men and women who are among the most isolated and desperate of Miamiís homeless population, in order to earn their trust, diagnose their condition and then hand them their medication and watch them take it.
  • 10/7/2015
  • Album ID: 1982075

Freedom House eased life for Cuba refugees of the 1960s

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  • The harsh realities of adjusting to a strange land were made just a little easier for Cuban refugees of the 1960s at Freedom House, a converted Army barracks on the perimeter of Miami Internatonal Airport. Typical arrivals in 1968 were Mr. and Mrs. Sabino Fernandez and their sons Lazaro, 6, and Edgar, 3.
  • 5/1/2015
  • Album ID: 1931399

Jeb Bush

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  • Former governor of Florida, brother of a president and son of another, Jeb Bush has been in politics for much of his life.
  • 4/23/2015
  • Album ID: 1928060

The College Brides Walk, 2015

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  • Photos of the College Brides Walk on February 13, 2015. The six-mile annual walk raises awareness of domestic abuse and dating violence. Josie Ashton started the Brides Walk to remember Gladys Ricart, killed in New Jersey by an ex-boyfriend on the day she was to wed.
  • 2/18/2015
  • Album ID: 1905435

1983 Pulitizer Prize award to The Herald for editorials on Haitian refugees

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  • The Miami Herald was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for distinguished editorial writing for a series of editorials condemning the U.S. government's discriminatory imprisonment of Haitian refugees at the Krome Avenue detention center. The editorials, written by members of The Herald's editorial board and published throughout 1982, spoke for the plight of hundreds of newly arrived Haitians who were being held behind barbed wire and chain fences at the barren West Dade camp.
  • 1/23/2015
  • Album ID: 1896232

Francois Duvalier, "Papa Doc" dictator of Haiti

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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."
  • 11/18/2014
  • Album ID: 1871498

Bush vs. Gore: The Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board

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  • When a national election of 100 million votes comes down to a spread of 537 in Florida, the tiniest influences can become historic turning points. The three members of the Dade canvassing board -- Elections Supervisor David Leahy and County Judges Lawrence D. King and Myriam Lehr -- voted on Nov. 22 to stop counting thousands of disputed ballots after deciding it could not complete the job by the Nov. 26 deadline set by the Florida Supreme Court.
  • 1/30/2014
  • Album ID: 1760712
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