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Three South Florida nursing homes run by the troubled Chartwell Corp. were sold in 1998 amid appeals for improvements.
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The Never Quit Challenge, 2013
Veterans show they'll never quit. They're riding jet skis to New York to raise awareness of vets' issues. The six-team challenge began in Key West.
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Homelessness: Miami's shadow city
Although their numbers have shrunk, South Florida's homeless remain a visible and vulnerable city unto themselves. These men, women and children often are afflicted by a combination of drugs, alcohol, poverty and mental illness. The chronic ones routinely refuse shelter, usually because of addictions or because they have grown accustomed to being off the grid. The luckier ones, like Tyrone Odom, find solace in spirituality and safe shelter in places like the Miami Rescue Mission.
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Nelson Mandela visited Miami in 1990 to controversy
Elected officials turned their backs on him because of his attitude toward Fidel Castro, but Nelson Mandela was cheered by ordinary citizens when he visited Miami in June, 1990. The welcome paled in comparison to the enthusiastic greeting the foe of apartheid in South Africa had received in New York City.
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Tanya Brinkley, County Court Judge Group 28
Pages relating to the election of Tanya Brinkley.
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1993: Shortages force Cuban people to improvise to survive
Chronic shortages force the people of Cuba to be creative just to get enough to eat.
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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.