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The Clinton-Kaine Miami Debut, Through The Eyes Of Social Media

Hours before the beginning of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance with her pick for VP, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, at the Florida International University Arena in Miami. This is how the event was seen on social media.
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Advocates Press Hillary Clinton For Cuban Support At Rally

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Teresa Frontado / WLRN

There were plenty of people handing out flyers at Saturday’s rally for Hillary Clinton at Florida International University (FIU).

 

But, only one group sponsored a plane to fly overhead that read: “Hillary stop Castro beating Cuban women now.”  

 

Frank Calzon is the executive director at the Center for a Free Cuba.

 

“The election is months away, and I think the time for her to speak out is now,” he said.

 

Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Hillary Clinton enthusiasts weren’t the only people who attended Saturday’s rally at Florida International University.

 

Donald Trump supporters brought their signs and T-shirts too. One made fun of Clinton’s public email scandal, one read quote Lock her up, and one more said: “Latino Para Trump”.

 

Holding signs was 24 year-old Matthew Delfay. He said, he came to the rally because he doesn’t believe Clinton supports Latino family values.

 

Hillary Clinton has chosen Tim Kaine to be her vice presidential running mate. The Virginia senator has been an elected official — including mayor, governor and senator — for over 20 years and was once the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was also on President Obama's shortlist of running mates in 2008.

Amanda Rabines

While investigations regarding what might be the nation's first locally acquired cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties continue, public officials warn South Florida residents to take an active part in preventing mosquito-breeding zones. 

Chalmers Vasquez, Miami Dade County's mosquito control manager, says it is up to communities to keep their neighborhoods from becoming mosquito-breeding zones. 

Three men living in Palm Beach County have been charged with conspiracy and attempts to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIS), according to a complaint filed in federal court on Friday. 

Two of the men were arrested at the Miami International Airport Thursday as one of them was on his way to Germany, with plans to continue to Syria, according to a complaint circulated by the U.S. Attorney's office. 

Florida Division of Elections

Florida’s secretary of state has released a voter education toolkit for next month’s 2016 primary election.

The guide has checklists for current and new voters to make sure citizens have everything they need when arriving at a polling location.

This includes making sure you are properly registered with the political party of your choice, checking to be sure your signature is up to date and verifying that  your address is correct.

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

North Miami has named the police officer who shot an unarmed black man on Monday.

 

Officer Jonathan Aledda is a member of the SWAT team and joined the department four years ago.

 

Nadege Green / WLRN

North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph is speaking out about the shooting of an unarmed black man in his city on Monday. Charles Kinsey is a healthcare worker in North Miami.

Michal Kranz/WLRN

If you are scheduled to take a flight from Miami International Airport this Friday, you should check with your airline for delays. Services are expected to be affected by a 24 hours strike declared Thursday morning by the subcontractors of Triangle Services, who are complaining about irregular work hours without overtime pay or benefits, as well as dangerous working conditions, most of which stem from faulty equipment.

 

Michal Kranz / WLRN

The bathrooms on wheels that have been making the rounds in Downtown Miami over the last nine months are here to stay. This week Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado announced the $500,000 pilot program aimed at giving the homeless access to public restrooms and making them permanent.  

Ken Russell, vice chairman of the Miami city commission and the chairman of the Downtown Development Authority,  says providing basic services for the homeless is in the best interest of the city. 

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