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Supreme Court extended free counsel to accused in Florida case
The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the conviction of Florida convict Clarence Earl Gideon was greeted in Florida with renewed calls for a public defender law in the state. It would provide free counsel to accused persons who could not afford their own lawyers.
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Balloting tactics tilted 1997 election, Herald Special Report found
In their zeal to win the 1997 city election some campaign workers for Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez and Commissioner Humberto Hernandez teamed up in a mad dash to gather votes across Miami, often trampling election laws in the process, a Herald Special Report found.
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Throwaway children: A child in a dump, 2006
Giovanny, 6, was known as El Pollo, Spanish for "The Chicken," for his love for tossed-out chicken bones. This was the life of this small child at the municipal dump in Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras. Compared to other Latin American countries with even larger populations, Honduras had the highest rate of children eking out a living as pepenadores, people who scour the garbage dumps for recyclable goods to sell.
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Leonard Pitts Jr. column: Oppressed whites? Give me a break
Columnist challenges the assertions of white supremacists that the murders of a white couple in Knoxville, Tenn., reflected a surge in racially motivated violence by blacks against whites. The column drew an angry response.
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President Barack Obama visits OMG! Burgers
With the first lady no where in sight, and fresh from being grilled on Spanish-language network Univision, President Obama and his Secret Service men walked into OMG! Burgers in South Miami for a quick meal.
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Lobbyist kept low profie in 1982
Legislators seldom see Miami's lobbyist, The Herald reported in 1982.
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Golden years? Gay boomers face issues of aging
Eric Hankin and Richard Milstein have made sure their estate planning is in order. But if Milstein, who has two children, were to die first, Hankin would be ineligible for Social Security spousal benefits. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults face the same issues as their straight counterparts, but with an added layer of complication.
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Key West: Smugglers' Island, a 1980 Miami Herald series
In 1981 Miami Herald reporters Richard Morin, Carl Hiaasen and Susan Sachs were Pulitzer Prize Finalists for their series "Key West: Smugglers' Island." It begins: "In two years a conspicuous, unbridled smuggling industry has boosted Key West's seesaw economy, made millionaires of failed fishermen and demorallized underpaid law officers. The cops can't stop it, the prosecutors don't prosecute it, and the people of this historic island have accepted it with nonchalance."
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Favorite columns by Dave Barry
Favorite columns by Miami Herald humorist Dave Barry.
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Barack Obama, nation's first black president
Barack Obama wins election as the nation's first black president.