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J.J. Colagrande

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The Miami Heat Did Not Want the Number One Seed

J.J. Colagrande | April 15, 2014 | Miami
Let's be honest. Miami doesn't want or need the number one seed. Why? Because the number one seed is destined for a possible second round match-up against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the only team that holds our kryptonite.
Fodor's

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Where to Eat in Orlando Now

Fodor's | April 15, 2014 | Taste
Move over, Mickey, because Orlando's artisanal food scene is miles away from Walt Disney World.
Philip K. Howard

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Another Bipartisan Call to Reform the Infrastructure Approval Process

Philip K. Howard | April 15, 2014 | Politics
To have any hope of modernizing our energy production and distribution, we urgently need to rethink the way that we approve infrastructure projects in America.
Suzan McDowell

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Go Ahead Miami, Sleep Your Way to the Top

Suzan McDowell | April 15, 2014 | Miami
As an active professional, single mother, small business owner, chatterbox and all around energizer bunny, I'm allergic to slowing down. It just feels wrong, like shouldn't I always be doing something to further advance my life success?
Craig Agranoff

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Firearms on the Boat: The Legal Issues Surrounding Carrying Weapons for Defense in International Waters

Craig Agranoff | April 15, 2014 | Miami
Putting all of this together, we can see that the laws surrounding firearms on seaworthy vessels are very complex.
Lisa Dworkin

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Dolphin Watching in the Gulf of Mexico

Lisa Dworkin | April 15, 2014 | Travel
I recently had the pleasure of accompanying my husband on a business trip to Tampa, Florida. Even had I done absolutely nothing but lay by the pool for three days, this would have been a delight after enduing one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory.
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | April 15, 2014 | Politics
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.
Gary Stein

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Time to Make George Zimmerman Disappear

Gary Stein | April 14, 2014 | Miami
It's time we stop using their names and start substituting their deeds when they are mentioned. Instead of saying "George Zimmerman," let's just say, "that guy who killed Trayvon."
Laurence Leamer

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Morris Dees and the Kansas City Murders

Laurence Leamer | April 14, 2014 | Politics
Dees needs his security, and we as Americans need groups like the SPLC that work with eternal vigilance to protect our liberties against racist thugs and white supremacist militants.
J.J. Colagrande

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Local Broadcasting Should Do More for Local Talent

J.J. Colagrande | April 14, 2014 | Miami
When it comes to finding polished personalities born to own a microphone, all you have to do is scour our comedy scene. Comedy makes for great radio and a little on television goes a long way.
Mike Weisser

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Gun Violence Is a Public Health Issue -- Doctors Should Treat It That Way

Mike Weisser | April 14, 2014 | Politics
As so much of the current gun debate is generated by fear -- fear of crime, fear of violence, fear of government -- physicians should bring their clinical experiences in managing fear to this debate and thus provide patients with sound and effective alternatives to picking up a gun.
Ryan Campbell

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Immigration Gets Uglier for Obama by the Day

Ryan Campbell | April 11, 2014 | Latino Voices
Realizing that nothing can pass this House of Representatives, organizers asked Obama for help, and felt betrayed after they received a no from the "Deporter in Chief."
Joanna Zelman

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The One Question I Am Asked In Every Country I Visit

Joanna Zelman | April 11, 2014 | Politics
I have been asked about Miley Cyrus a handful of times during my travels abroad. I am often asked if I know someone named "John" who also lives in New York City. But the only question I have been asked on every coast of every country I've visited is: "Why do Americans love guns so much?"
Arthur Camins

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Why God Bless the Child That's Got His Own Is Not a Worthy Education Policy

Arthur Camins | April 11, 2014 | Politics
There is something more explicitly elitist and anti-democratic in the new well-funded public-private partnership efforts to provide charter schools as a systemic alternative to remaining public schools.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: The Amazing Story of How This Astronaut Went to Space, Went Blind and Returned to Earth Will Leave You in Awe

TEDTalks | April 11, 2014 | TED Weekends
He tweeted from the International Space Station. Now astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the amazing story of going blind in space. Then he covers David Bowie, just because.
Adam Levin

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How to Remember All the Passwords You're Resetting

Adam Levin | April 11, 2014 | Technology
So if you're in the midst of changing passwords, now's a good time to start a password system, rather than picking one new, universal password.
Steven Kurlander

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Time to Eliminate, Not Expand Stand Your Ground Defense

Steven Kurlander | April 10, 2014 | Crime
The 'warning shot' protection does not extend to felons. Just because they have a criminal record, they can't be afforded the same self-defense privileges as those without a criminal past? That makes no sense, particularly for those convicted many years ago.
J.J. Colagrande

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About the Pacers, the Miami Heat, and the Playoffs

J.J. Colagrande | April 10, 2014 | Miami
There's a big game this Friday night at the AAA arena in Miami. Yes, it involves the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Yes, it may decide the overall #1 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, just a week away from kicking off.
Oral Fixation

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I Contracted a Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Lived to Tell

Oral Fixation | April 10, 2014 | Healthy Living
I had 11 surgeries. It's been almost 10 months now. I still don't know how to run, and things still hurt. I still have a ways to go. My physical therapist told me to stop thinking about my rehab in days and weeks and start thinking about it in seasons.
Jeremy Helligar

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Pop Music Could Use Another Decade as 'Gay' as the '80s

Jeremy Helligar | April 9, 2014 | Gay Voices
The new-wave acts of the early '80s represent everything that mainstream pop acts aren't so free to be today. Imagine One Direction hitting the stage dressed like Kajagoogoo. Would teenage girls still go wild? Would Taylor Swift have dated one of them?
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