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We gave more than ever, pulling in a record-setting haul for Give Miami Day

Miami Herald

So all those email and #GiveMiamiDay social media pleas paid off. For 24 hours, tens of thousands of people responded to the pitches Thursday to raise a record-setting $10.1 million … Click to Continue »

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Crumbling buildings, classic cars and mojitos: What it’s like to spend 2 days in Havana

Miami Herald

When the rumble of the cruise ship’s engines abruptly increased around 6 a.m., I knew immediately what the noise meant: We were approaching Havana’s harbor. I drew aside the curtains … Click to Continue »

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A different sort of pet, Cha Cha the tortoise strolls Seattle's South Lake Union

Miami Herald / Living

"Very few people have interacted intimately with a tortoise," says Jim Ferron. By that, he means having one as a long-term pet. His tortoise is Cha Cha. Like turtles, they … Click to Continue »

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Arrest warrants issued in cow abuse case; new video shows dead cow pile-up

Miami Herald / Living

A Central Florida sheriff’s office issued arrest warrants Thursday to several employees of a large dairy farm who were caught on undercover video abusing cows, according to news reports. Last … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Nov 16

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In 90 Seconds: Thanksgiving 2017, by the numbers

Miami Herald / Living

How much turkey will you eat and money will you spend this Thanksgiving? Here are some predicted stats to reassure you that most Americans enjoy a big feast, Thanksgiving football and Black Friday shopping. … Click to Continue »

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This new ship could help you check the Galapagos off your travel bucket list

Miami Herald

Soon, it may get a little easier to check off the Galapagos Islands from your bucket list. Miami-based Celebrity Cruises announced Thursday morning that it’s building a 100-passenger ship specifically … Click to Continue »

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Is your email box feeling full? It may seem that way as #GiveMiamiDay sends a message

You woke up this morning to a desperate plea for help — or an email overload — as charity after charity hits you up for donations on #GiveMiamiDay. What does … Click to Continue »

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What flower is a South Florida gardener’s best friend? Hint: not impatiens

Miami Herald / Living

Bounteous begonias deserve a featured place in our landscaping. Their sheer variety, adaptability and ease of care make them suitable for our subtropical gardens. In South Florida, they are a … Click to Continue »

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Most saw an ‘eyesore’ and a barren field at this Miami church. He saw a farm.

Miami Herald

Neighbors wondered what was going on when the privacy fence went up around St. Simon in the Weeds. Joggers speculated the squat Episcopalian church had finally been sold to developers … Click to Continue »

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Entrepreneur's 1st home, every piece has a story

Miami Herald / Living

Checking items off an ambitious bucket list is nothing new for Eva Niewiadomski, 55, who has launched a successful business, traveled the world and even fulfilled a longtime dream to … Click to Continue »

On Gardening: ColorMax violas offers the wow factor to the cool season landscape

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Make no mistake about it; if you have ever thought a viola couldn't dazzle like a pansy, then you haven't tried ColorMax. ColorMax is a relatively new series of viola … Click to Continue »

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Yorgo’s Greek-style foods, plus two Trader Joe’s brands, recalled for listeria

Yorgo Foods recalled all of the Greek-style foods it makes, including some Trader Joe’s store brand foods, after listeria was found in a processing center and a food product. “Manufacturing … Click to Continue »

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Who dumped a cooler containing a dismembered dog? Cops are trying to find out.

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North Miami Beach police have little to go on. An anonymous tip Monday led them to a field near 159th Street and 21st Avenue where a cooler had been dumped. … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, Nov 15

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A farmer and a church reap rewards from an organic field of dreams

Miami Herald / Living

St. Simon's Episcopal church was going broke. It's a tiny squat building on 4 acres of land in south Miami-Dade County, with a tiny congregation. That's when a new member of the congregation, Moses Kashem, came up with an idea. A young…

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Global charity Best Buddies cuts ties with Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is not only persona non grata in Hollywood these days, but in charity circles as well. The actor is in an Arizona rehab facility for sex addiction after … Click to Continue »

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Cats are killing wildlife in Australia. One region’s solution shocked PETA

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Feral cats are a problem for the native wildlife in Banana Shire, in Queensland, Australia. A big one. An estimated 1 million birds are killed by cats each day, according … Click to Continue »

UM’s turnover chain inspires a made-in-Miami golden beer

Miami Herald / News

It has inspired T-shirts and a Migos-style hype song. Soon, fans will have a beer brewed in honor of the University of Miami football team’s mythical turnover chain. Wynwood brewery … Click to Continue »

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Little Mama was the oldest chimp around. She died surrounded by family

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Little Mama, the oldest living chimpanzee on record, passed away Tuesday at Lion Country Safari, the park said. She was in her late 70s. The chimp, a favorite of the … Click to Continue »

Here’s where your cash or credit gets the most stuff on Black Friday

Miami Herald / Living

Come Black Friday, that national shopping holiday that gets people on the move after Thanksgiving fullness, throw your elbows and your wallet at Kohl’s and JCPenney. That shopping advice is … Click to Continue »

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Video shows a pet groomer roughing up a dog. It’s now under review

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A pet salon in Venice has come under fire after a video surfaced on social media that allegedly shows the salon’s owner shaking and choking a small dog on a … Click to Continue »

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Women become breeders in dystopian Louise Erdrich novel

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"Future Home of the Living God: A Novel" by Louise Erdrich; Harper (288 pages, $28.99) Forget Yeats' rough beast, slouching toward Bethlehem. In "Future Home of the Living God," novelist … Click to Continue »

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Bird slams into Miami-bound flight. Bird was the only casualty.

Miami Herald

An American Airlines Airbus A319 bound for Miami from Mexico City was slammed in the nose by a bird. As Flight 1498 approached Miami International Airport at around 11 a.m. … Click to Continue »

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Dangerous hoverboard batteries burn down another house, cause 7 recalls and 1 warning

Miami Herald / Living

A second house-destroying fire prompted Tuesday’s U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advisory against using one brand of hoverboard, while seven other brands were recalled. Among the seven was Drone Nerds, … Click to Continue »

In the quest to find Ollie the pit bull’s killer, detectives search Hollywood home

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Detectives searched a Hollywood home Tuesday for any clues that could lead them to the person or people who stabbed Ollie, the pit bull, and left him for dead in … Click to Continue »

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This dog was slated for death, but a ‘sex change’ surgery saved its life

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When Bishop came to the Woof Gang Rescue, he was a scared, shy, in extreme pain and hours away from being euthanized. The move – and an emergency “sex-change” surgery … Click to Continue »

Tuesday, Nov 14

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Louis Vuitton exhibit pays tribute to ‘art of travel’

Miami Herald / Living

The “art of travel” has always been synonymous with the Louis Vuitton name and now the Parisian house is offering those of us in the States a bon voyage in … Click to Continue »

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Get your children moving —it may just improve their grades

Miami Herald / Living

When children and adolescents participate in the recommended level of physical activity — at least 60 minutes daily — multiple health benefits occur. Most youths, however, do not engage in … Click to Continue »

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The biggest foundation mistakes and how to avoid them

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Foundation is the, well, foundation of your makeup routine, and it's also the step most prone to pitfalls. Here are the biggest foundation mistakes and how to avoid them. Picking … Click to Continue »

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Why Portland is Maine's culinary capital

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A server took a break from shucking oysters and shaking martinis to deliver my supper: a hat-sized bowl of plump, steaming mussels. I'd just finished snowshoeing along the Presumpscot River … Click to Continue »

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How a refugee eager to be in the U.S. found help from the Miami faithful

Miami Herald / Living

Nima Masoumi left the city of Esfahan in Iran because he wanted to be free to choose his religion — even if that meant choosing no religion at all. Masoumi … Click to Continue »